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Hello! Can anyone help me if my engine is original in my 57 Chevy Bel Air. The number is: F0302GF, the placement of the engine number is on the right edge. Greetings Sweden.
 

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I think that is a 57 engine number for a 283 4-barrel with powerglide. Make sure it has no side mount bosses on the block and the casting numbers are correct. There is no for sure way to know if it actually came in your car though because there were no VIN numbers in those days. But if the dates are close then it probably did. Welcome.
 

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Topa, I have been going through my car trying to locate any numbers I can.
I am trying to find the location of that number. Can you post a pic or describe
better where this is at?
 

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Welcome Topa. According to my book, F0302GF, would have been for a fuel injected engine with the turboglide transmission; assembled at the Flint engine plant, March 2nd, 1957. The GF suffix was also used for '65 283 powerglide engines. If your block does not have side motor mounts, then it would be a '57 engine.

Does the engine have a carb on it now? Is there any evidence it was a fuel injected car? :)

Don57BA, the number is stamped on a pad on the front passenger side of the block, just below the front of the head.
 

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Welcome Topa. According to my book, F0302GF, would have been for a fuel injected engine with the turboglide transmission; assembled at the Flint engine plant, March 2nd, 1957. The GF suffix was also used for '65 283 powerglide engines. If your block does not have side motor mounts, then it would be a '57 engine.

Does the engine have a carb on it now? Is there any evidence it was a fuel injected car? :)

Don57BA, the number is stamped on a pad on the front passenger side of the block, just below the front of the head.
 

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Thanks! engine is now fitted with carburetors. The number is stamped on the heel of the front of the engine (right side). Some other evidence I have not yet, unfortunately. Should it not also be a number in the rear of the engine that is hard to see? My car is equipped with a power glide. If I have the right information so have the turbo glide oil pan? Reverse gear is at the bottom of the scale on my car. I am very curious about the identity of my car, hoping that at some point find out what it is, it's so important for the value, etc. I hope you will forgive my bad English ..... Sweden greet / Tony
 

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Thanks! engine is now fitted with carburetors. The number is stamped on the heel of the front of the engine (right side). Some other evidence I have not yet, unfortunately. Should it not also be a number in the rear of the engine that is hard to see? My car is equipped with a power glide. If I have the right information so have the turbo glide oil pan? Reverse gear is at the bottom of the scale on my car. I am very curious about the identity of my car, hoping that at some point find out what it is, it's so important for the value, etc. I hope you will forgive my bad English ..... Sweden greet / Tony
hello,
rear of the block on the drivers side shold be large cast numbers if you are lucky they will end with 548, meaning possible fuel injected engine...then you have to verify if it is original to your car. i hope it is a fuel injection block and that it originally came with your car...if so big dollars for you.
regards and good luck, aero
 

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Hi and thanks for your information, will be fun to check the number on the back of the engine. Even if the car would not be equipped from the factory with this engine, it's still fun of course! Maybe someone who lacks it in his car ... Topa Sweden
 
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