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Thomas

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Need help identifying a 289 block.
« on: November 08, 2019, 04:35:06 PM »
Hey everyone. I came across an 289 engine that has an interesting VIN / casting sequence. I need any help I can get to see if itís worth purchasing.

The block cast number is C6AE-6015-C, but the VIN stamped into it is 8K222264.
Does the K make it a Hi-Po?

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Re: Need help identifying a 289 block.
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 04:49:55 PM »
Im not sure they made any C6 casting hipos   always  C5AE       maybe a 302  in a big car
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Re: Need help identifying a 289 block.
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 04:55:03 PM »
Im not sure they made any C6 casting hipos   always  C5AE       maybe a 302  in a big car
I thought the same thing. It was the letter ďKĒ stamped into the VIN on the block that caught my eye.
The date code is 7F8 so, 1967 June 8.

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Re: Need help identifying a 289 block.
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 05:13:53 PM »
That's a regular 289, and a partial vin that all of the 68 later motors are supposed to have.  That k means Kansas City assembly. Likely came out of a mid size car (Fairlane,  Torino, etc) for that plant. It should also have a big WF cast in the lifter valley which indicates the Windsor Ontario foundary.

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Re: Need help identifying a 289 block.
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 05:15:36 PM »
Thank you. Thatís exactly what I needed to know. Please excuse my ignorance of the casting, stamping numbers.

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Re: Need help identifying a 289 block.
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 07:19:22 PM »
Thank you. Thatís exactly what I needed to know. Please excuse my ignorance of the casting, stamping numbers.

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