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Old 01-27-2008, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Copper or brass plate riveted on engine block?

Here is a pic of a copper or brass plate I found on an extra engine I have, just wondering if anyone know what it is? It says 32581...im guessing the 32,581st of what? # made? Let me know! I believe it might be and M motor of some size...400? I know not very sought after but why the plate?
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Re: Copper or brass plate riveted on engine block?

I've seen those on reman engines before. Pretty common but I am not sure if the reman company puts them on or who. I also saw a marine engine with one on it...but it may have been a reman as well.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That was one thing I was thinking. I got these (two) engines from my school when they were getting rid of old/unused/taking up spave parts(engines, trans, rearends, etc.) They have been sitting in my backyard for about 5 years, I tried moving em today but alas they are frozen to the ground, I'll try to get more numbers when its warms up....
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Hey...

schools are a great place to come up with some really neat stuff! Once upon a time, a local high school automotive machine class "went away" (they did away with the class altogether) and they gave all the stuff to the instructor, told him to do what he pleased with it. Well, this fellow was fairly old--in his late 60's at the time and I knew his grandkid pretty good. The grandkid was a die hard chevy girl and had no need for any of the ford "junk" and she called me up one night & said hey come get this garbage out of my way. So I did--figured I could sell a motor or two for scrap if nothing else, since it was free. Long story short, I got 27 engines--a bunch of stock 302's a few 351w's, clevelands, 2 boss 302's (REAL boss 302s), a 429 LPG engine from a dump truck and a few 460's. Most of it was garbage--machining mistakes, etc....one of the boss blocks was used as a practice block so the kids could learn the boring machine. One cylinder was DONE. I had it sleeved and bored it .040", then sold it for a good bit of money. Crank was perfect as were the heads. I still have a few things left over and maybe some day I'll dig it out & see what is left. My brother may have gotten some of it, I am not sure. I wouldn't put it past him.
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SWEET! I also grabbed a couple C4's(i rebuilt one in auto trans class) and my new man. bellhousing(i'll still have to run the numbers to see if it will work/what its actually for) from them, they had one 9" r'end but alas someone else got it....
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Re: Copper or brass plate riveted on engine block?

I've seen them on factory replacement motors...
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I've seen them on factory replacement motors...
Thats another thing i was thinking....cause the other engine I have has a sticker on the valve cover with model year, spark gap, size, etc like you would find under the hood of a car stuck to the CAR somewhere, in my few years around cars I have never seen a "catalyst" sticker(?) on the engine itself, they both also have exhaust/intake manifolds, one has both valve covers(ford blue) and this engine only has one(i tink someone pilfered it at school).....
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Re: Copper or brass plate riveted on engine block?

Those tags were put on by a remanufacturer. Sometimes though they are glued on with some sort of adhesive that gives up at a specified temperature. The reason for that is the remanufactured engines come with a warranty but if you overheat the engine it voids the warranty and if the tag has fallen off they know it has been overheated.
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