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Re: [T3] engine part numbers don't match?

On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 10:12, dennis perusse wrote:

>   Now on the head the number reads 311.101.370 G and
> on the underside of that, if you will, reads the
> number 74 on it. My assumption here is that these
> heads are from 1974 unless their is someother type of
> number designation that applies to them.
>  The head scratcher becomes this. How is that my car
> which was built in april of 1973 get, technically a
> bus block, and then heads that were done a year after
> the car was made? Again I stress to all of you that
> this engine looks to be original since if looks as if
> nothing has been touched in 30 years.  I do know for
> certain that the car was in a mild fender bender but
> nothing that would suggest a replacement of the
> engine.  I do realize that the block is most likely
> rebuildable but I will only really know once I crack
> open the case halves and inspect everything.  But you
> have to admit it looks quite strange to have something
> like this happen.  Has anyone on the list had this
> while restoring their ride?
You don't say where you are located, but if you are in the USA, your
heads should have crankcase breather stubs on them. If they don't have
this, they are not '73 heads and have been replaced.

Russ Wolfe
'66 FB MT
'71 FB AT 
'65 Bug (not running)

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