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jtriplett1080
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« on: May 02, 2011, 06:05:24 PM »

I have the complete factory 390 engine and transmission out of my 1960 Coupe DeVille. When I bought the car I was told the motor was out of a 59 and the one that originally came in my car had locked up and been scrapped. I do not know how to prove or disprove this, but if anyone does please let me know. The motor was running when I pulled it out in the Fall of 2010 and it has been sitting on a crate and covered up in my barn ever since. I am asking $1500 O.B.O. and you will have to be willing to pick it up.
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 06:15:55 PM »

One way to tell a '59 from a '60 is the '60 has a spin-on oil filter on the right rear bottom of the engine, the '59 still had the canister type filter mounted on the top left side of the engine toward the front.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 06:16:35 PM »

Where are you located?
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jtriplett1080
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011, 08:23:13 PM »

I'm in Arkansas!
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011, 08:29:25 PM »

I'm gonna run out to the barn in the morning to check on the oil filter location.
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jtriplett1080
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 02:26:44 PM »

Ok......I'm glad I didn't advertise it as a "1959" engine because the oil filter is where Geoff said it should be on a 1960.
THIS IS A 1960 CADILLAC ENGINE
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 08:09:01 PM »

Could also be a '61 or a '62.  Guess I should have said that but I thought you were just looking for the difference between a '59 and a '60.  1963 was still a 390 but was a redesigned engine and became the 429 in 1964.
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 08:20:35 PM »

So what is the difference between a 60 and a 61?
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 08:50:08 PM »

What's the engine number?   

"The serial number of all 1960 Cadillac engines is stamped on the lower left hand side of the cylinder block, between the two welch plugs, just above the edge of the oil pan.  Thsi number is also stamped on top of the frame, on the left hand side bar just behind the radiator.  The engine serial number on the frame is placed between two stars."

"The unit number on all engines is stamped on the bel housing portin of the crankcase behind the left hand cylinder block, directly above the cast rib, and number at right angles with the crankshaft."


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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2011, 04:43:26 AM »

The main differences between the '60 ands '61 is that the '61 has a Sump that is 1" shallower and a fixed Oil Pump Pickup.

Plus, the Starter motor fits differently to the transmission, in so much that a '61 Starter won't fit the '60.

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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2011, 08:43:02 PM »

Spin on filter was a late production item on most govmo v8's like buick, olds and caddy.

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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2011, 09:03:00 PM »

Looks like this:


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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2011, 11:32:50 AM »

Ok...It's definitely a 1960 engine. I would modify the subject, but I cannot figure out how to do so.
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2011, 01:08:16 PM »

Done.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2011, 12:14:40 PM »

Thanks!
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