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PostPost by: DutchTony » Tue Jan 02, 2024 5:00 pm

Does somebody know or recognises the engine blocknumber GBB 306 M (it could also bee CBB 306 M), it has a cast number 681F 6015A, the engine number is just above the cast number
It has a head with number LP 2053, which hints to a MK1 head, it is stamped with a number 4264 (what seems to be a wk-yr number).
Can somebody enlighten me? Thanks in advance.
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Tue Jan 02, 2024 5:03 pm

The engine number is on the flat above the carb side motor mount. Usually contains LB, LA or LAA.
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PostPost by: DutchTony » Tue Jan 02, 2024 5:05 pm

Thanks Mike, but there is no number there, even after i scrapped of the paint
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Jan 02, 2024 6:14 pm

LP 2053 would have been produced in Q3 1964, probably for a LoCort, since it was not fitted originally to an Elan.

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PostPost by: ericbushby » Tue Jan 02, 2024 6:26 pm

Tim.
That Cortina must have been a very early prototype with one of those new-fangled steam engines in.
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Tue Jan 02, 2024 6:59 pm

Eric,

I expect Tim made a typo, as I believe the steam powered prototype was abandoned and no records remain.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Jan 03, 2024 12:38 am

The 681F block is from around 1968 and is probably out of a scrapped Cortina and has been mated to an early Lotus head at some stage

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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Jan 03, 2024 10:17 am

[i][quote="trw99"]LP 2053 would have been produced in Q3 1864, probably for a LoCort, since it was not fitted originally to an Elan.

Tim[/quote][/i]

Errm. Doh!

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PostPost by: DutchTony » Wed Jan 03, 2024 11:06 am

Thanks al for the info
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