How do i tell what size and year an engine is by the numbers on the block

Asked by Feb 22, 2014 at 01:10 PM about the 1985 Chevrolet El Camino Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently purchased a 1985 el Camino only to find someone changed the intake, timing
cover and harmonic balancer. I need to set the timing and ensure the spark plus wiring is
correct. the new intake has no firing order on it so I need some help.How do i tell what
size and year an engine is by the numbers on the block

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http://www.mortec.com/castnum.htm -- not sure but this may help.

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http://autorepair.about.com/library/firing_orders/bl-fo-12962.htm --- this is for the stock v8.

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http://autorepair.about.com/library/firing_orders/bl-fo-12961.htm -- this is for the stock v6

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