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Engine NumberPosted by chris_moss at Friday 03:55
I have just acquired a set of 16H crank cases the number stamped on the side is '83782' with no prefix letters, this is followed with the common '79 x 100' bore and stroke on the right of the engine number.
Can any one tell me the year of manufacture of this engine..?
Re: Engine NumberPosted by George Phillips at Friday 07:51
Re: Engine NumberPosted by Pete McDermott at Friday 10:42
83782 is most likely the War Department number, particularly as it relates to a 16H. It would originally have been prefixed with a "W" to indicate this but it is quite possible that the engine has been rebuilt at a military maintenence unit and the replacement crankcase has been restamped without the prefix.
My own WD16H has replacement cases in which the 79x100 has been ommitted..
If so, your (W)83782 would likely belong to contract S2602 which would date it late 1943.
Richard Payne is probably the world expert on these matters with a wealth of detail at his finger tips, I'm sure he'll be along shortly to to put me right and fill in any gaps, particularly if you could specify any internal markings on the case.
Hope this helps,