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« on: February 08, 2011, 02:50:48 PM »

Hi everyone. haven't been on in a while due to some health problems. I'm trying to find out what engine I have in my 62 Saratoga. the casting number on the side of the block is 2128854. the pad near the distributor has SC2 with a dash after it and below it is the number 20704C with the 2 being smaller than the rest of the numbers. any help would be appreciated
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011, 04:09:45 PM »

Oh, the car is Canadian.  I was about to say there was no '62 saratoga....

It is my thought that a Sara would have a 383, but when you say it has a pad next to the distributor that would make it a 413.



 
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011, 04:17:59 PM »

Back up...
 
If the ident "pad" is next to the distributor it would be a "B" - 361 or a 383.  If it's a flat pad or boss opposite the distributor on the right by the intake it is an "RB" - 413 or 426.  (It will certainly not be the latter unless it was swapped in.)
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011, 04:39:42 PM »

Chances are it's a 361.  The 361 was still in use in 65 up there snotty.  Ask Jason. . . . 
 
A Saratoga in Canada was the Newport here in the states.  It was still a 361.  The 300 had the 383 and the New Yorker, well we both know that was a 413.
 
Snotty and I both happen to own 62's.  I bought his and I have had several more.  I also have a 300H.
 
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2011, 05:26:14 PM »

2128854, going through several sites with listings, shows it to be a 361 with a casting of 1964, one site said possible 383 with that casting number, but still 1964 date only.
 

The last 3 digits are the date and month: 222= February 22

Looking at the 440source site, they list 1964 with your number as 383 only, so, clean the casting pad off a little better and see if you can see somehting like a letter and two numbers instead of the SC2, and according to everything I have seen, there is no difference in the Canadian block numbering, or at least I found no reference to Canadian owned vehicles have a different casting/stamping numbers system.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011, 06:29:09 PM »

Plus the Canuck cars had the Prestolite distributor instead of the Chrysler dizzy in some models.
Canuck built engines were painted red--not turquiose.
 
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2011, 07:05:44 PM »

According to the numbers I reported, the question one has to ask, is it for sure the original engine, replace that you know of, or possibly the engine was changed (even a dealership replacement engine) somewhere along the line thus the reason the casting number does not match what it should be?
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2011, 01:38:07 AM »

Yep.. 1965 was a dump year for the 361 in Canada... we got the 361 in the Newport (Windsor in Canada) to empty out the stock of the discontinued engine for the cars.. Since mine has a June build build I imagine mine was one of the last 361's to be put in a Newport body in Canada..

I'm not sure if the 361 was continued in the Trucks past '65.. someone else would have to chime in on that..




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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2011, 01:57:15 AM »

From the Allpar website;

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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2011, 02:11:14 AM »

I stand corrected...

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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2011, 04:25:17 AM »

Thanks guys, I guess I'm going to have to do some more detective work and look for more numbers. 
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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2011, 05:17:33 AM »

Do you have an engine in the car?  There's a flat spot next to the distributor with the engine size stamped into it.  Scrape the crud off.  It's on the drivers side behind the water pump and near the left valve covor it's about 2" by 3".  You can't miss it
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2011, 07:45:59 AM »

I do have the engine in the car but the pad is on the passenger side below the distributor. There is nothing on the drivers side.Im putting a couple of pics of the numbers i found. . I'm not sure if I'm doing the pics right, I'm not much good on the computer but here goes.
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2011, 08:01:55 AM »

You're looking in the wrong place for the pad.  Let me shoot you a couple of shots to show you where it is.  Steve
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2011, 08:12:58 AM »

Can you give a full picture of the engine to look at the full layout?  And as a stupid question in the picture, what is that to the left of the 20704C? It may be part of the head, it is just backwards to the way everything is set up on a 361 or 383,  it's on the wrong side of the stamping and the water pump should be right below it.  And you did great with the pictures, can definitely see the numbers.
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