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Vauxhall engine identification
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felipelotas



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Vauxhall engine identification Reply with quote

I need to identificate this engine: Date, model...etc. As detailed as possible.



Look at the code in the block and the bell housing.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tino,

Welcome to the forum. The engine is from a Vauxhall Victor introduced in 1961. It came in various versions. On the cylinder head between spark plugs 2 and 3 there will be a letter H or L stamped indicating whether 8.1:1 or 7:1 compression ratio. There was also a twin carburettor model with a 9.3:1 compression ratio.
The engine numbers of the single carb versions are prefixed with the letters FBY. The twin carb (VX4/90) version was prefixed with FBX.

The engine number is stamped on a boss on the crankcase next to the fuel pump.

Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:22 pm    Post subject: Code identification Reply with quote

Hi Peter, thanks for your response.

I will see if there are the letter H or L, but have you seen the codes in the block that appears in the photo?

"WMC" "23115/4" and in a pad: "1810 J", are these codes the identification of the engine?

There is a web page in which the engine and Vauxhall model codes are explained in detail, but the code above does not correspond with anything.

the page is: http://personal.inet.fi/cool/makkes.garage/codes.html
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tino,

Yes, I saw the numbers on your block but I don't know what they represent.
One may be the part number and others perhaps relate to the casting process.

I think your engine is from the FB series.

Differences between the VX4/90 and the normal Victor are: Alloy cylinder head, copper lead centre main bearing, solid skirt pistons and cam angle changes.

What are you hoping to do with the engine?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The numbers are casting numbers. Part numbers would be different and not on the parts.
There should be an engine number on the block, usually stamped onto a machined surface
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
felipelotas wrote:
Hello to all. My name is Tino and i am a new fan of classic cars. I owned an 1922 Amilcar with a vauxhall engine i dont know. I need help from a vauxhall specialist to identificate this engine (which model, year, etc) detailed.
Sorry for my horrible english. I promise to learn it any day. Embarassed

Regards.

Is this the Vauxhall engine which is fitted in the Amilcar, or have I got it wrong and you have an Amilcar and the Vauxhall engine is something totally seperate?
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Ray the rocker



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:50 pm    Post subject: post subject Reply with quote

Iagree with 47p2---all exterior surface mounted numbering denotes casting modules.This actual block is derived from early "E" series wyvern models--i would say the block in the picture is comparable to late FB or even the FC.Early models had an interior mounted chain tensioner and the later ones had a fully adjustable square pin located on the base of the chain housing(as in picture).

Cheers---Ray the Rocker...
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felipelotas



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This engine is mounted in the amilcar. Of course, is not the original engine. Actually, I am restoring this car with engine in a garage, but i need to know what type of engine is for search the parts exactly. Later, if i have money, i will search an original engine Amilcar.
This car is owned the father of my wife more 40 years ago, and now he is died, so i dont know which engine is it.
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victor 101



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The engine number should be stamped in just above the fuel pump mounting
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felipelotas



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:09 pm    Post subject: New numbers found Reply with quote

I find in the head the letter "H" stamped between spark plugs 2 and 3, and the number "6346103" stamped between spark plugs 1 and 2.
The letter "H" corresponding with compression, but the other number??.

Im crazy with this engine. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The seven digit number is probably a part number, my FC parts manual gives similar numbers for cylinder heads, it could be your engine is earlier, maybe FB.
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