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No engine number 1969 series 2a?

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by 88"Landy, Apr 14, 2021.

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  1. 88"Landy

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    Hi, Engine number 2.jpg Engine Number.jpg Has anybody ever seen a block with no engine number stamped on it?
     
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    No. That raised area where the number usually is looks a bit odd. Mine is completely flat, yours looks like rough casting or maybe the number has been ground off and the evidence obscured with weld that has been ground down.

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    Hi Col,
    It just looks like it has been forgotten if that is possible? The original paint is still there, it is only me that has tried to clean the oil and paint to try to see the numbers. Also I'm pretty sure it is all original its done 69,000 miles and two owners. There is no engine number on the new logbook or on the copy I have of the old logbook.
    Cheers,
    Brian.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it too much but I doubt if it is a case of someone an the factory forgetting to stamp the number. That area where the number should be is normally machined flat prior to the stamping and yours doesn't appear to have been machined so two seperate operations have been missed. I don't know if exported engines where stamped but I assume they would be for the sake of the factory records. However, as I say, don't worry about it, although I do realise that these sort of anomalies are intriguing.

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    Was it not the case that replacement engines had no number and the garage that fitted it was supposed to put old engine number onto the new one.
    Engine refurbishers also ground of old number and stamped there own number on.
    My 15J had no number stamped but a plastic number glued on where original should have been.
     
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    As above, for some reason engine replaced, may even be at low mileage due to something like frost damage, number on block of replacement unit remove by process of peening leaving that pitted look.
     
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    This may be true but years ago, I bought a replacement, refurbed gold seal engine for a mini and that had its original number on it. When I lived and worked in Birmingham, I used to walk past an engine storage area at BL, Longbridge. There were hundreds of engine block casings all piled up in an outside yard. At that time theft of parts from the Longbridge factory was rife, if you knew who to ask, you could get anything. It would have been the easiest thing in the world to walk off with an engine casing. In those days not everyone bothered with antifreeze and cracked blocks was a common problem.

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    Thanks for your reply, have all your log books got engine numbers on them?
    I have a copy of the old log book and this doesn't have the engine number printed on it.
     
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    Some don't, many do. But very often, the numbers on the V5 are not the number of the engine that is in the vehicle.
     
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    Very late 5mb 2.25 service exchange engines did not have the number in the usual place. Try looking just to the left of the distributor. Mine is stamped there. Number usually starts with S.
     
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    Hi Nathan, thank you for the info mine is a diesel so would it be in the same place on the drivers side?
     
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    Who knows but these are some pics of where my number is. First pic shows where it normally is and other pic shows where it actually is.
     

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    Found the engine number on the S2 diesel im restoring after power washing it yesterday like yours was not next to manifold but stamped on case above where the lift pump bolts to left of the injection pump...
     
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