3855962? - Chevelle Tech
What's it worth? & ebay/online sales discussions

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 06, 7:38 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4
3855962?

Was doing some research and saw this site, I was looking for some advice. We are building a 32 Ford for my father and a 68 Camaro for myself and were thinking of cleaning out the garage. My father has a complete 396 block that he was told was a 425 horse motor. I got a block number of 3855962 which seems to be a Z16 motor. If this motor is a complete minus an oe intake, does anyone know what this is worth or where to maybe list it for sale? Was running when pulled and supposedly had new valves with a fresh bore and HP pistons.
Thanks for any and all advice!
Mike
kidkrawler is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 06, 2:05 AM
Lifetime Premium Member
Tony
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 14,130
Garage
Re: 3855962?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kidkrawler View Post
My father has a complete 396 block that he was told was a 425 horse motor. I got a block number of 3855962 which seems to be a Z16 motor. If this motor is a complete minus an oe intake, does anyone know what this is worth or where to maybe list it for sale? Was running when pulled and supposedly had new valves with a fresh bore and HP pistons.
Thanks for any and all advice!
Mike
First, The engine, in a Chevelle, is IDENTICAL to the "375HP" 396 engine. Fullzise cars and the '65 Corvette were rated at 425 HP, and "possibly" some early '66 Chevelles. Chevelles had different and supposedly more restrictive exhaust manifolds, accounting for much of the disparity in the numbers.

The Z16 was a 375 HP engine.

WHY do you think this is a Z16 engine? The 3855962 was used in 1965 (and 1966?) Fullsize cars (Impala, Biscayne, BelAir, etc with the 425HP/396 option, and (I think) the 1965 Corvette (396/425HP), as well as the '66 Chevelle 375 HP engines and an unknown number of '66 Chevelle 360HP engines...

The thing to do would be to look for the stamped engine sufix codes on the passenger-side front deck pad, and report those numbers back here to decipher it further...

Value? "Complete" except intake, and 'verifiably" in good condition (at least rebuildable), could be $2000-$12000+++ depending on who is looking, and just what the codes determine (date, original application, etc).


Get the cylinder haed casting numbers too...

Once you go RAT, you never go back...
TC #1366
'70 Chevelle 427 Stroker
'66 Convertible Sold
Dual Quad 396 & Conv Int
'66 SS L78
1966_L78 is online now  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 06, 8:27 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4
Re: 3855962?

I am actually not sure where the head casting numbers are. Maybe some guidance? As for numbers on the passenger side deck there are two, both are stamped with what looked like regular looking punches.

ones is

T04I3EG

and

K183218

And thank you for the reply!
kidkrawler is offline  
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 06, 8:45 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4
Re: 3855962?

I found the head numbers

3873858

I dont think it is a Z16 like the guy told us. On the block codes I found they are the dates but I dont know what car this came from still.
kidkrawler is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 06, 8:59 PM
Tech Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: saratoga NY
Posts: 354
Re: 3855962?

according to the engine number you gave, i found this info.

EG 1967 396 375hp Chevelle
Ryan's malibu is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 06, 12:11 AM
Team Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: MN
Posts: 5,076
Re: 3855962?

Block used in 65 & 66 on 396 360hp, 375hp & 425hp; heads used in 66 on 427& 396 with 375hp & 425HP. EG suffix indicates a 66 chevelle 396, 375HPwith 4 sp. April 13, 1966. Kansas city chevelle. The 83,218th chevelle,elcamino built in Kansas City. You would want to check the date code on the block against the block pad. There might be a particial vin stamped on the block also. There should be date codes on the heads like D 15 6 (April 15, 1966), possibly 496, April 9 1966.
james a larson is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 06, 1:02 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
Tony
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 14,130
Garage
Re: 3855962?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kidkrawler View Post
I found the head numbers

3873858

I dont think it is a Z16 like the guy told us. On the block codes I found they are the dates but I dont know what car this came from still.
Where did you get the motor? How long ago?

Several years ago, I ran into a guy in Reno Nevada, selling a '55 Chevy station wagon with a '66 "EG" coded engine... He kept spouting off that it was a "Z16" engine, until I came by and, with a small crowd of bystanders watching, put him in his place by deciphering the code right there on the spot...

Once you go RAT, you never go back...
TC #1366
'70 Chevelle 427 Stroker
'66 Convertible Sold
Dual Quad 396 & Conv Int
'66 SS L78
1966_L78 is online now  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 06, 1:45 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4
Re: 3855962?

We got the motor around 1975, it was bought from a guy in moab utah and installed into a 72 gmc truck. It ran in there for a few years till a shortblock was installed, and it has sat in the garage since. We just dont have any use for it so I was hoping to find what we should do with it. I was looking at maybe listing it on ebay or an enthusiast site like here. Anyone know what we should ask for it? I think it has a stock bore but I need to check it.
kidkrawler is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 06, 11:22 AM
Team Member
Kevin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 100
Send a message via AIM to kev1971SS
Re: 3855962?

I'd be interested in the heads; email me....
kev1971SS is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 06, 1:36 AM
Tech Team
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Macomb, Michigan USA
Posts: 563
Re: 3855962?

Motor is a 1966 396/375HP out of a 66 chevelle SS, depending on bore of block and overall condition longblock is worth 2000-4000.......should list it in the for sale section or put it on ebay, U should have no problem selling it.
supersport6667 is offline  
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 15, 8:12 PM
Jason
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7
Did you sell this engine? I could be interested. Contact with message if still available. Thanks.
Rowdy427 is offline  
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 15, 8:45 PM
Gold Founding Member
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: near Kansas City
Posts: 55,217
Garage
Re: 3855962?

Thread is 9 years old.
Dean is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 16, 9:23 PM
Tech Team
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Macomb, Michigan USA
Posts: 563
Re: 3855962?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean View Post
Thread is 9 years old.
Yep, would think it has found a new home by now.......................

67 Chevelle SS Marina Blue, Canadian 66 MalibuSS 396 (middle of resto), 66 Malibu (soon to be SS 375HP clone), 67SS Royal Plum survior
supersport6667 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevelle Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address. Note, you will be sent a confirmation request to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome