Originally Posted by nano817
Hi, I have an engine question for the experts. I have a 63 Fairlane with a V8 and no way to tell what size it is if any one could help I would greatly appreciate it!
Depends if it is original or not.
V8 on the fender is a 221 has yellow valve covers
260 on the fender is a 260 (very common) has red valve covers
289 HIPO on the fender and gold valve covers
Serial number 5th digit is engine
L is 221
F is 260
K is 289 HIPO
all will be 5 bolt bellhousings
If the engine is not original, then checking casting numbers on the block by the starter is a beginning.
Also look at the driver's side engine front where the head deck mills off the top of the water pump boss. There is an engine assembly code stamped there which can indicate the assembly date, which combined with the block casting number can get you into the direction of what you have.
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