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 Posted: 04-12-2008 05:20 pm
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OK guys I give, Where do I clean the oil and dirt off the block to find the engine number? I assume it's on the right side but from there I'm clueless.

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 Posted: 04-13-2008 02:14 am
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It's behind the carbs on the top of the block next to the head.

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 Posted: 04-13-2008 06:03 am
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Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, I will pursue this further tomorrow and post in the VIN registry.

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 Posted: 04-13-2008 06:12 am
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glad you got a answer,,I asked the same question on the 3rd of this month when I posted my VIN on the data base..Guess I asked the question in the wrong place..

 

   Barry

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 Posted: 04-14-2008 12:35 am
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I have looked and looked to no avail, am having serious doubts as to my sanity. Maybe you  could vector me in a little closer. Above or below the distributor? Under another component? ie: the coolant hose to the manifold. I have located a raised casting mark, sort of a stylised (AM) are the engine numbers near that, if so how far and in which direction? Your further assistance would be much appreciated as my wife is beginning to get suspicious of my pearing under the hood with a flashlight in broad daylight. Thank You, Dale

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 Posted: 04-14-2008 12:38 am
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Ahem, I just reread your simple instructions and note that you said "behind" the carbs not "below". I will adjust my focus accordingly and let you know how I fair. Dale

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 Posted: 04-14-2008 03:34 am
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Stand on the passenger side (USA) and look down in front of the ignition coil.

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 Posted: 04-14-2008 06:16 am
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YES! Quite readable once located and degunked, and exactly where you said it was. Thank You

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For anyone else (like me) having trouble finding the number under the layer of grime on the engine here's a photo. That's the engine shock absorber that mounts behind the number. Just start scrubbing with a toothbrush til you see it!

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 Posted: 07-01-2011 03:16 pm
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Holy Smokes!

The 'B' prefix on your VIN denotes that your motor is THE long lost Lotus/Moss/Shelby top secret 260hp cross flow direct injection large bore 907 race motor (with wind up key). Just the GRIME from that motor is probably worth millions!

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 Posted: 07-01-2011 04:34 pm
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Hi Mitch, the happy pills are working! ;-)

Seriously, it says it was built in 1972, 12th month, number 1191. This engine has the rope rear seal, the breather box, and 115/115 timing.

Kurt

 

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 Posted: 07-03-2011 02:59 am
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Mitch, that's fantastic news! I plan to powder coat that windup key and see what it goes for on ebay.

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Late, I know,  but see attached photo.

Attachment: 9XX Serial Number Location on Block.jpg (Downloaded 49 times)

Last edited on 07-05-2011 09:16 pm by Esprit2

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 Posted: 07-05-2011 05:34 pm
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Jensen Healey wrote: Seriously, it says it was built in 1972, 12th month, number 1191. This engine has the rope rear seal, the breather box, and 115/115 timing.
Kurt, is that info from the Richard Calver book? I'm curious to find out more info about the spare engine that came with my JH. It's a 74 that's all I can tell:
B7406-7743

Thanks!
Mason

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