Mar 31st, 03, 05:53 AM
Posting this for a friend who is trying to id his engine...
Is there a way to identify if a block has a rollercam with out pulling the manifold?
Block ID: 14093638 V0427PJC
Mar 31st, 03, 04:01 PM
Yes there is if you can get the local GM Dealers Parts-person to run the number off the flat above the pass. side water pump opening. That should be the VIN and it should be in GM's complete file b/c that's how the Mechanic's tell what they are working on.. Good luck and come back and tell us what you find out... pdq67
Apr 1st, 03, 11:54 PM
if it is stock, and has centerbolt valve covers, it's PROBABLY a roller cam engine. i say probably because i have an 87 1/2 ton 4X4 350 that had centerbolt heads on it and a one piece rear seal but not set up for a roller cam. i thought it was weird. if you can, pull a valve cover off and shine a flashlight down a pushrod hole and look for a retainer around the lifter. if it has that, it's got a roller cam. i think all 87 and later car small blocks are rollers, and a very select few late 86 engines, as well.