A V-8 has been installed in a small Blazer I just bought, and the SMOG
inspector requires the exact year and model of the car it came out of.
So, I recently asked about location of engine numbers on this site , and I
was told (and have now found it) that there is a serial number on the front
of the block on the passenger side. However, this serial number doesn't give
all the info about the engine.
Apparently, there is also a second number, a so called casting number,
located on the back of the engine, driver's side. I tried for about 15
minutes to find this number with a mirror and a flashlight, but no luck.
Am I correct in assuming that you cant read this number without removing the
whole darn engine ? Is there a trick to this ?