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AceWolff

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Help me figure out what my car is?
« on: 14 March 2021, 10:33 AM »
So this was bought under the pretense it was a 1975 450se with the 4.5.

The kicker is I think it has the 6.9.

How can I be sure, like how do I figure out the model of the engine and Trans
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Re: Help me figure out what my car is?
« Reply #1 on: 14 March 2021, 11:19 AM »
Something's missing here.  Pictures? 
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Re: Help me figure out what my car is?
« Reply #2 on: 14 March 2021, 11:33 AM »
Before you said it was a DJET, the 6.9 did not come with DJET only KJET. 
« Last Edit: 14 March 2021, 11:40 AM by daantjie »
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Re: Help me figure out what my car is?
« Reply #3 on: 14 March 2021, 11:38 AM »
Simple. All you need is to look at the metal tag next to the radiator top.  Or the engraved numbers (VIN) on the firewall top-center area. 

116032   450 SE    4.5 L M117 V8 engine
116033   450 SEL  4.5 L M117 V8 engine
116036     6.9.                M100 V8 engine

Hope it helps.

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Re: Help me figure out what my car is?
« Reply #4 on: 15 March 2021, 01:18 AM »
So this was bought under the pretense it was a 1975 450se with the 4.5.

The kicker is I think it has the 6.9.

How can I be sure, like how do I figure out the model of the engine and Trans

Tell tale sign of it being a 6.9 power plant is no oil filler cap on top of the left rocker cover, and a large sump tank on the side.

It would've been a transplant as there was no 6.9 version of the 450SE, only the SEL, and not before 1977 in the US.
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Re: Help me figure out what my car is?
« Reply #5 on: 22 March 2021, 11:44 PM »
Add a photo. That'll tell us for sure. What makes you think it's a 6.9? The engine drives very very differently from the 4.5l V8.

If all else fails: from a dead stop, give the car about half throttle. If the car lumbers forward? 4.5l V8. If you spin the tires for 5+ ft? 6.9L. Don't ask how I know this.
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Re: Help me figure out what my car is?
« Reply #6 on: 23 March 2021, 06:36 PM »
How do you know this?
1974 450 SEL

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Re: Help me figure out what my car is?
« Reply #7 on: 23 March 2021, 06:46 PM »
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Re: Help me figure out what my car is?
« Reply #8 on: 31 March 2021, 07:56 AM »
Thank you all for helping me eventhough I've been afk.

I thought it was a 6.9 because the previous owner had swapped some parts from his 6.9 and while replacing them I couldn't figure out which were the right parts. Is most definitely a 4.5

It has a k-jet pump and filter for fuel, which is where most of my confusion stemmed from.

Sadly, it still won't run, but that's another thread.
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