Belly numbers: are they on the inside of the cases or out

Identifaction of VIN, case numbers and cylinder heads
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Belly numbers: are they on the inside of the cases or out

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Post by boddiley » Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:30 pm

i have seen you guys ask about belly numbers on a pan motor are they on the inside of the cases or out? thanks



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Re: Belly numbers

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Post by caschnd1 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:03 pm

Outside on the bottom (belly) of the cases.

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Re: Belly numbers

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Post by fourthgear » Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:04 pm

bo
They are on the out side of the case halfs , under the motor, yes both sides have numbers , sometimes they match , but could be diff. numbers . You will have to remove the motor skid plate to see them or use a mirror and flash light. have fun.

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Re: Belly numbers

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Post by boddiley » Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:20 pm

the motor i have is a 58 the numbers on the side are 58 flh 4747 under the motor all i find is a 1 on both halfs.
and i see no place that looks like its been ground on or anything the motor is on the bench so i have good view
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Re: Belly numbers

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Post by caschnd1 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:48 pm

I just posted a picture of belly numbers to the Gallery.

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Re: Belly numbers

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Post by boddiley » Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:50 pm

thanks just trying to figure out if this motor is ligit

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Re: Belly numbers

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Post by caschnd1 » Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:34 am

The pic of the belly numbers is now up and live:

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I'm not sure if belly numbers are unique to each motor. I know that it's not uncommon to have a motor with belly numbers that don't match. That just means one of the cases was replaced at some point. In Arizona the only number the DMV cares about is the serial number above the timing plug on the left hand case.

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Re: Belly numbers

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Post by Billy » Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:58 am

Belly #'s are unique to each motor built. & if it's a 1963 or newer HD can do a FREE Vin & Belly # history for anyone. Just call HD in Milwaukee & follow the prompts.. It's easy.
Too Bad they don't go back MUCH further in age.. :(

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Re: Belly numbers

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Post by 52WLCnFL » Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:47 am

Billy,
What is their phone number or fax number or e-mailaddress or website address for such service?

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Re: Belly numbers

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Post by fourthgear » Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:37 pm

Billy
They said they can't go back futher because all records were destroyed in a fire or something in 62. I like the or something!

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Re: Belly numbers

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Post by caschnd1 » Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:43 pm

I didn't know belly numbers were unique. I had heard a whole different story about em' that I won't repeat because if their unique, the story is B.S. Learn something new everyday. Thanks Billy.

As far as the "or something" that destroyed the records... it could have been an earthquake, or volcano. Or If I really go out on a limb, the last ice age? Nah... probably not. I think the last ice age ended a lot earlier then 1963. ;)

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Re: Belly numbers

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Post by Billy » Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:00 pm

My input on the pre-63 records, were that HD needed space & Lots of things were thrown away. "Lots"
But I have no real evidence.. :-/

But there was a fire much earlier, IIRC

HD Milwaukee # is 1-414-343-4056 Have your vin #'s
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