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when I was cleaning out my storage unit I found a 1.9 engine

I was like where did this thing come from

the big thing is it has an aluminum oil pan so that tells me its not a GT engine

can anyone tell me what it came out of and if its a Hi comp or low comp motor

thanks

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when I was cleaning out my storage unit I found a 1.9 engine

I was like where did this thing come from

the big thing is it has an aluminum oil pan so that tells me its not a GT engine

can anyone tell me what it came out of and if its a Hi comp or low comp motor

thanks

David
My 71 GT's 1.9 has an aluminum oil pan...
 

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GT's did come with aluminum oil pans. Mine is a 1970 GT 1.9
 

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All my '70-'73 Manta's and Ascona's came with cast aluminum pans (Bad for rallying!) I got a steel one off of a '68 Kadett and the '75 1900 has a steel pan. I'd guess very probably a low compression motor.
 

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Can you get the engine number off the motor? Also, look in the vicinity of the starter motor, where you might find the date when the block was cast.
 

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On the "tab" between the #2 and #3 cylinders is a code starting with 19S. See if there are stars near the 19S
 

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All my '70-'73 Manta's and Ascona's came with cast aluminum pans (Bad for rallying!) I got a steel one off of a '68 Kadett and the '75 1900 has a steel pan. I'd guess very probably a low compression motor.
A steel -68 Kadett oil pan ? Do you have a picture ? As far as I know, the only steel Kadett B pan is the ohv one.
 

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All I can tell you is that I pulled it and a whole engine out of a you-pull-it junkyard in Columbus OH back in 1982. It was a Kadett B.... I might be off a year on the model. I remember I was surprised to see it being a steel pan as all I had ever seen to that time were the AL ones. Can't recall if it was a sedan or wagon. I THINK I've still got it somewhere .....
 

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this one has an Aluminum oil pan with that funky rib thingy at the front

I don't think any GT's had that??
 

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You are correct. Mantas were the only ones.
 

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ok number on the block

*19S-085653*

dip stick is on the drivers side

and no extra bolts on the front of the head


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no I seen these type of oil pans before in junk yards

its just my memory is fading
I had forgot about the GT aluminum oil pans
 
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