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Author Topic:   can u help with engine identification?
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 380
posted March 12, 2005 06:51 PM  
its a 302 or a 327 a 350 4 bolt main 3970010 on back of block but front pad by head reads:
K1213TBM then underneath that is the stamping 090134331

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted March 12, 2005 07:15 PM  
All 0010 blocks I have seen are 350's.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 354
posted March 12, 2005 07:20 PM  
302 should be MO or DZ. No such thing as a four bolt main 327. The TBM leads me to believe it was originaly a truck application.
This is what my experience tells me.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 477
posted March 13, 2005 12:42 AM  
i take it as "TBM" means truck block motor? the oem color of the block was blue and it came out of a late 70's utility truck. we have several sets of 4 bolt main caps that are good but none of them match up to the grooves in the bearings also i have 3 blocks that have 010 or 020 stamped into the timing chain area arent these the good blocks persay?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted March 14, 2005 07:25 AM  
I agree with Metric. The only blocks I have seen that number on are 350's. In fact I have 2 of them with that number on it now, must be a common one. Some are 2 and some are 4 bolt.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 98
posted March 16, 2005 11:47 AM  
I had this very same problem; being told my engine was out of a 69 Camaro SS. I was told it was a 327, but when I ran the numbers it came as a 302 327 or 350. An engine builder told me to take a look at the crank flange. 327 was supposed to be round, 350 more squared, 302 more rounded also. I also found (can't remember where) a place on the net that showed you the difference with each engine flange. I guess a lot of people have had this problem. Mine ended up being a 350 010 4 bolt with stock flattops and 462 humps.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted March 16, 2005 08:18 PM  
try this place lotsa info on most parts

racing is way too cool gave up golf for it

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 174
posted March 19, 2005 01:10 AM  
Best way to tell is to pull the pan and check the crank numbers or pull a head and ck the bore and stroke.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted March 19, 2005 03:09 PM

Here is a good website. I found. It helped me out a bunch.

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