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Matko1989 Matko1989
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 09/11
Posted: 09/21/11
03:27 PM

long story short, i got a 350 olds rocket,
block # 395558 2
31290 (some # i found on the front right of the block #)
Intake manifold # 411990
headers # 417754 RH

i looked for the engine Vin# and could'nt find it. from what i gathered these numbers put it between a 1968-1976,
i would really like to to find out the exact year of the engine.
Any help help here or letting me know how to get the info would be GREATLY appreciated, thanks in advance!  

Matko1989 Matko1989
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 09/11
Posted: 10/14/11
01:41 PM

Bump  

RZ66046 RZ66046
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 09/12
Posted: 09/29/12
07:39 PM

Hi: I just read your thread, did you ever get an answer? I just boght a 77 Cutlass & having a hell of a time figuring out what motor I have .... Mine also has the numbers 417754 RH on the bottom exhaust manifold on the passenger's side ... is that where yours is? Email me at rz66046@mail.com  Thanks!

Rick  

68scott385 68scott385
Enthusiast | Posts: 669 | Joined: 05/09
Posted: 10/01/12
04:09 PM

Oldsmobile engine ID; behind the timing cover, to the right of the oil filler tube, is a series of casting numbers and a larger number or letter. Head ID is even easier; at the front of the left head or rear of the right head is a large number or letter. HEADS; number identifies sb heads, letter identifies bb heads.

Block:
2=350
2A=260
2B=260
3B=350 w/windowed mains...lighter,weaker block
4A=403
4B=403
5A=307
6A=307
7A=307 w/roller cam
D=diesel
DX=diesel w/roller cam

Heads:
SBO;
5=350--68cc
5A=350--68cc
6=350--70cc
7=350--69cc
8=350--79cc
10=260--57cc
2A=260--57cc
3A=350--75cc
4A=403--83cc
5A=307--67cc
6A=307--64cc
7A=307--64cc

BBO;
all, 72-80cc
A-J
J=junk
E=next to junk
C=reportedly best flowing factory BBO heads
all others are fairly close to same flow numbers, or so says reference

referenced from Joe Mondello's tech manual & Bill Travato's book "How to Build Max-Performance Oldsmobile V-8s"  
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pepsi1 pepsi1
Enthusiast | Posts: 301 | Joined: 10/11
Posted: 10/02/12
12:02 AM

Oldmobile 350 #395558-2  year or block 1969.

Intake for 350 #411990 4BBL. year 1973 350

Bob