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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2016, 09:44:57 PM »
Here's an interesting NOS fitted CE block with Pistons I was looking at. 6618 Block cast D19 and stamped CE8 555 19





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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2016, 03:57:52 AM »
which pistons was it fitted wtih?    302 or 350 pistons?  (I suppose it's even possible for it to have 327 pistons??)...

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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2016, 08:37:28 AM »
They look a little crusty in these pictures but the block is fit with 302 Pistons. There's a partial part number seen on the underside.







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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #48 on: November 09, 2016, 08:55:47 AM »
To me that makes no sense, unless the gang stamp was incorrectly loaded with an '8' instead of a '9'.
BTW with a pad stamp serial number in the 50000 range, that would make it a Tonawanda-machined block, so presumably (originally) a hydraulic-lifter engine?
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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #49 on: November 10, 2016, 12:17:21 AM »
I'm only supplying pics for reference of another CE block that's out there and will leave you to draw your own conclusion of how or why it was stamped or how it was issued. I can't tell you much more about it as I didn't buy it but do know who has it now.
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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2016, 03:04:20 AM »
Strange. Clearly cast in April of 69, but CE dated for 68 model year. I'd be curious what the stamped date is on the oil pan rail.
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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2016, 11:20:19 AM »
Was the stamp pad pic taken before the block was painted?
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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2016, 01:54:11 PM »
I would like to see a better pic of the CE stamping on the pad with the area carefully cleaned first. What I see so far is not typical.
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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #53 on: November 21, 2016, 08:01:25 PM »
A 1968 L88 CE engine

Block: Casting- 3916321 Date Code- L 18 7 Pad Stamp- CE862626

Crank: Forging number 7115

Rods- Dimple with 3/8 bolts

Pistons- Std Bore Forged GM 3906648
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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2016, 08:32:36 PM »
A 1969 4 bolt main CE engine

Block: Casting- 3969854 Date Code- unreadable   Pad Stamp- CE 974200

Crank-Rods- Pistons- Engine is still together unable to see bottom end.
Engine does have large hole above oil filter and an 8 in balancer. The tops
of the pistons are covered with carbon.


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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #55 on: November 24, 2016, 06:09:17 PM »
A friend of mine has a 68 Z/28 with a CE engine & the casting date was 73 or 74 also had something stamped on the deck but can't recall , it was a series of numbers...

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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #56 on: November 25, 2016, 06:04:51 PM »
Why are CE block stampings so irregular (spacing and letter height)? As compared to production engines. The examples pictured in this thread seem to be somewhat helter skelter in there line up.

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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #57 on: November 25, 2016, 11:45:55 PM »
Here's a perfect example of an original CE warranty short block issued in 1971 for a 69 Z/28 warranty claim. I found this particular block unmolested with original GM bearings still in it and it's never been apart. Low mile with an original 1178 crank, pink rods, original standard bores, factory 3927172 TRW forged pistons with correct hi volume pump, correct 2482 caps, windage tray and original pan. Block is 3970010 cast G-2-0 and deck stamp is CE1236 62. Lots of paint still on the crank and the rods.

They don't get much nicer than this, and before you ask...no there isn't any paperwork from the dealership or from GM. Just a real nice CE short that has never been touched. :)











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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2016, 12:44:23 AM »
Why are CE block stampings so irregular (spacing and letter height)? As compared to production engines. The examples pictured in this thread seem to be somewhat helter skelter in there line up.

We generally don't discuss details like this.
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Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« Reply #59 on: November 27, 2016, 01:37:02 AM »
The stamping procedure was different than production engines.
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