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Found 3756519 Engine

Old 10-29-2007, 11:46 PM
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I was doing yard work and, believe it or not, I found an engine. From what I can tell it may be a Corvette engine, but I was hoping someone could tell me definitively. Is it worth anything dirty and rusty? Here are the codes:

Casting: 3756519
Date Code:J308

Thanks, Doug




Old 12-09-2007, 10:36 PM
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hey Doug, I don't if it is a corvette motor but from the casting number it is a 283 built between 58-62. Now from the date code you have it dreaks down to J=October 30= the day of the month so its the 30th and the 8= the year of the decade so since the casting number was only made between 58-62 my guess is it was made in 58. So my guess is the engine you have was casted on October 30th 1958 but as for it being a corvette motor i have no idea
Old 12-21-2007, 02:00 PM
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Default RE: Found 3756519 Engine

'Vette motor or not, a '58-'62 283 is a pretty neat motor to have, considering it's rebuildable. I remember the hot '57 Chevys with the 283s worked into a 301ci. It was the going thing at the time. A heck of a neat find.
Old 01-17-2008, 12:04 AM
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i know its been a while since this thread was posted on but the motor you found could be a vette motor could be out of a 58, 59, 60, or 61
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