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Help identify aluminum block?

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That's a Rover block.  It's obviously not an Olds 215 since it only has five head bolts around each cylinder.  Buick 215 blocks have five bolts but retained the undrilled boss for the sixth bolt that Olds used.  Very late Rover blocks (4.0 and 4.6) only used four bolts around each cylinder.  Of course, these were used in a lot of non-Rover cars like TVRs and Morgans, and unfortunately I'm not well versed on those applications.  You might want to try over at britishv8.com.

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