Pretty sure that the lack of depression means only that it’s not a VERY early Essex (with the lower running pressure, different oil pump and differing cam followers)?roymck wrote: ↑Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:14 pmTrying to determine what engine is fitted in the Coupe , I think we agree that the inlet manifold is D port so hopefully the heads are too. Looking at the block on the drivers side just above the sump line there is a triangular depression on the casting, rubbing my finger over this I can feel a hole so I guess this is the old dipstick guide tube hole . I am hoping this means the engine is a later engine converted to front sump . Question is if it’s a early engine would it not have the depression on the casting as at that time there was no such thing as a rear sump engine , so it must be a later engine converted from rear sump to front sump .
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Looked at the engine number and tried to cross reference against numbers on the Burtons site but does not tally up . It is just a stamped number , no letters . My guess is that it’s a rebuilt recon engine and the number has been ground off and a new number stamped on.
As regards casting number where is that to be found?