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Re: [VintageLambo] Re: engine block number

aaron arnold

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Hello - You may be able to see the engine number without removing the water pipe. I found mine dead center of the engine (front to back), between the heads, near a plug.I viewed it by leaning way over the passenger side fender.You might want to use a flashlight and have a long skinny screwdriver to scrape away the black paint, if it is still even there. On my spare engine the # is in the same spot.I am curiuos to know what your engine number is, as I supect it is close in sequence to my spare eng#.I think it is from a very early Espada, or possibly Islero. Aaron {non-R} (#586) ----- Original Message ----- From: Robinson, Aaron To: "VintageLambo@yahoogroups.com" Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 8:59 AM Subject: RE: [VintageLambo] Re: Espada S1 chassis plate Agreed, I believe the car is no. 56 out of 1,217. You might confirm this by pulling a door or rear trim panel off (or even the center rear arm rest, which in my car is also grease-penciled) and check for a corresponding number. It will also be written on the backside of just about every major piece of leather with a black-ink pen, though that will be a bit more tricky to examine without destroying it! Dash trim should also have it if that is easier to pop off. I would disregard the 750 number. I think my car has the same number (I"ll try to remember to check tonight). It"s probably a number that corresponds to some Bertone record-keeping, such as the set of dies used in the stampings, design number 750, heaven knows what. Unlike Lamborghini, Bertone was a big operation accustomed to high-volume parts-marking and accounting for it"s larger customers. The engine number is a bit harder to see. It"s stamped into the block in the V between the cylinder heads. The only way to see it is to pop the water inlet pipe, which is not a task for your coffee break, or snake some kind of fiber-optic viewing device down there (does Harbor Freight sell these? ;-) If it"s elsewhere on the block, my memory has faded. Please let us know what you find out by examining the trim. We"re on the edge of our seats. AR -----Original Message----- From: docmirror [mailto:mirror@interfold.com] Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 11:40 PM To: VintageLambo@yahoogroups.com Subject: [VintageLambo] Re: Espada S1 chassis plate Hmmm.... 7162 would put the car solidly in the 1969 model year. Curiouser and curiouser. If Aaron is right, the stamp on the frame should be the first iteration of the car. Basically, frame > chassis > drivetrain. Which would make your car production #56, but the overhead console indicates some kind of one-off deal, along with the Borranis, although they could have been added later, or special ordered when new. I originally thought it might be number 5 or 6. More accurately now I think it"s 56. That"s my story, and I"m sticking to it. For now, maybe, unless I change it later. Be careful of using the brakes unless you are sure the boosters are not leaking. The fluid that leaks past the diaphram bleed back line can get into the intake mainfold left side and wash down the lubricant from the valves and cylinders. That"s what led to the rebuild of my engine by the PO. His solution after the rebuild was to disconnect the boosters, and keep refilling the brake reservoir as he drove. Doc --- In VintageLambo@yahoogroups.com, "miura_sv " wrote: > Well, the mystery of the rest of the VIN number has been solved. My > VIN had the numbers 7162 in front of the chassis number.Turns out > there is another plate on the front passenger-side frame rail.It > was a small, red tag (about 1"x3") that read Lamborghini 400GT 7162. > It was buried under the coil, some AC hoses, and 30+ yrs of oil. > Anyone with an early Espada have this same plate?What exactly does > this number represent?Which is my S/N, the 7056 from the chassis > number (*750*


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