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Help id oem 50el pic heavy

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Post by easyspeed » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:17 pm

I picked up this engine a while ago. Came with a title and the price was right even if its not all stock. Witch I do know the cylinders and quite a bit are aftermarket. I was curious on the cases though. Belly’s are stamped and matching. But the head casting look a little fuzzier than I would imagine. They also have hardened seats and aftermarket rockers. Stoke and bore are what appears to be 80” bottom end and 74” bore. Sounds cool huh lol.
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Re: Help id oem 50el pic heavy

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Post by easyspeed » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:23 pm

Bare with me appears all files are to large ☹️

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Re: Help id oem 50el pic heavy

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Post by panhead » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:35 pm

all files are to large
Mail them tot me.

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Post by easyspeed » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:16 pm

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Post by easyspeed » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:24 pm

I plan on rolling with this engine. Its been rebuilt and never fired. It was perfect looking until it spent a winter in the pole barn. Just need some advice on whats what so I can figure out a budget and plan for the remainder of the build.

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Re: Help id oem 50el pic heavy

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:43 pm

Good looking Vin, good looking heads, July 1950 on the head that has your tripping. Odd belly numbers, did someone actually stamp there name on the case, that is seriously paranoid. I'd roll with it [Motor/Engine], especially if it's been rebuilt. Thanks for sharing.
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I plan on rolling with this engine. Its been rebuilt and never fired. It was perfect looking until it spent a winter in the pole barn. Just need some advice on whats what so I can figure out a budget and plan for the remainder of the build.

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Re: Help id oem 50el pic heavy

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Post by Bosheff » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:27 pm

You need to do sumthin bout the length of the cylinder studs. You got no lock washers. I don't know the manufacturer of the cylinders, but I'm sure they need some sort of lock washers which means longer studs....bosheff

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Re: Help id oem 50el pic heavy

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Post by easyspeed » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:04 am

True on the studs. It does have a couple of gaskets or a thicker shim but I would imagine it still would need longer studs. It also has some funky hardware in the lifter blocks.

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Re: Help id oem 50el pic heavy

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Post by RUBONE » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:14 am

It has stroker plates on it. Could be 61 length cylinders or an actual stroker., only measuring would tell. I wonder where the rivet holes went when the o-ring conversion was done?? :mrgreen:
The hardware on the lifter blocks is correct, but the blocks are not. Aftermarket stuff.
The name could be a previous owner, or the original rebuilder/tuner. I've seen several with builders names on them. And Schaefer was the name of a cam grinder in the old days, maybe they built it?

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Re: Help id oem 50el pic heavy

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Post by awander » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:37 am

Looks like J. SCHAEFER stamped on the gearcase cover as well...

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Re: Help id oem 50el pic heavy

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Post by Speeding Big Twin » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:50 am

easyspeed wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:17 pm
Belly’s are stamped and matching. But the head casting look a little fuzzier than I would imagine.
Casting ID on heads for Pans is sometimes like that and below is another example.

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July 1950 casting for both your heads so they may have originally been used on 1951 models. That’s not a problem though because casting numbers 119 50 (front) and 119 501 (rear) were used for 1950–54.

Interesting to see BNs on the side of the cases. But they appear to be incomplete? Are the original BNs still underneath the cases? And if so, do they begin with 3 (350-) as opposed to 1 (150-)? Thanks.
Eric

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Re: Help id oem 50el pic heavy

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Post by easyspeed » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:16 pm

Yes belly numbers are still stamped on the bottoms aswell.

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