View Full Version : engine identification needed

04-18-2001, 06:23 PM
I need to figure out which year my 350 is. The engine code in the back is 6970010 if I didn't read it wrong. I need to get a new oil sending unit.


04-18-2001, 06:28 PM
make that 6 a 3. my bad.

04-18-2001, 06:31 PM
According to one site this is the block used from 69-79. What info do I actually need to tell which sending unit to use?

04-18-2001, 07:40 PM
I think the sending unit will depend more on what year and options the truck has than what year the engine is. If you have guages you will need a different sender than if you have idiot lights.

04-18-2001, 08:04 PM
I just bought a mechanical guage and it has a sending unit in it which is almost the exact same size as the one I just took out. I don't see why I just couldn't put this one in. How far off could the reading actually be?


04-18-2001, 08:34 PM
Garet - looking in one of my books, casting # 3970010: years used; '68 - '76. Same block that's in my truck actually.

As for the sending unit question, you say you just bought a mechanical gauge. Does it come with a sending unit, or an adapter to connect a small flexible line to your engine & pipe the oil right into the gauge?

Regardless of what it is, I would use the components that came with your gauge. No point taking any chances with your oil pressure reading!