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Mechanic Q: How can I tell which V8 I have??

I'm totally new at this, so I don't know. I know it's one of the V8s, but there were 2 or 3 made for these cars. I'm dying to get started on it, but I'm at a loss as to the specifics of my engine. And I'm slightly OCD, so at this point I just have to know anyway. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A: How can I tell which V8 I have??

Well, narrowing it down to the right one between those two is what I've been trying to do. I guess I should have mentioned that. I have the service manual and it lists the 241 and 260 as being in the P27 models, but has no information on telling which one you have. The sites I'm finding basically have the same thing, P-27 = 241 or 260 (259). I'm just at a loss as to how I find out which of the two I have.

A: How can I tell which V8 I have??

Okay, I found the number on the block, P27-166183. However, it's still not turning up on any of the sites I've checked. Most simply say "P27" and acknowledge it was used on 2 engines, and that's it.