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Guest Landmyne

I have a 322 nailhead motor which I bought. I'm trying to identify the year it was manufactured. The serial number from between the left exhaust manifold is 14162715. It has a single 4 barrel carb. The manifold bolts measure for a 322. Can you help? I tried to attach a picture of the serial number.

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Guest DaveCorbin

Dear Landmyne:

The number actually is; 1,416,271 5. This is an engine for a 1955 Super (last digit 5) and was built in August 1955 near the end of the model year 1955 run.

Regards, Dave Corbin

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Guest Landmyne

Thank you Dave. How did you decipher the code? Could this engine, being so close to the 56, have the higher horsepower, meaning 255hp or would it top out at 235?

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