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Old 10-29-2011, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Silly question, numbers painted on block under intake?

Is that something a engine rebuilder would do?

I am putting on a aluminum intake, doing some other minor stuff.

I haven't built a motor ever, and was curious if this is a typical thing they do?

When I assembled a couple other 460's and FE motors, I never saw it on those blocks.

Looks like big white hand painted numbers or something.

Any thoughts to what it is?
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've never seen that on anything except salvage/junk yard stuff. Pictures?
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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like yank said, probably a junkyard part. a rebuild would probably have a tag or a rebuild date stamped on with those little letter/number punches. but i'm trying to think back, and i believe i might have had a stock 460 with something painted onto that little tin valley pan thing under the intake, but that was like 10 years ago and my memory sucks.
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As Dan said, I've always seen remans with tags affixed by wire. Definitely sounds like it may have come from the scrap yard at some point.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If I can find where I left the camera I'll shoot a pic and post it. Just thought it was odd even with my lack of experience.

Motor is from a motorhome with only 60k, only thing I saw with a tag was the distributor. No other tags anywhere.

Not sure I really care if the block was salvaged from a yard as it runs very well, but was just trying to sort the numbers.

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Old 10-29-2011, 07:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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As long as it is not cracked and runs good, who give a crap where it came from. That's what I think about it anyway. I've ran several junk/salvage engines over the years with no problems.

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