View Full Version : Difference in 109 vs 110 and 111 blocks?

06-28-2005, 06:44 PM

Just wondering, aside from the fact that the 110 block came in FWD cars, and the 111 is an FWD-with-roller lifters, what are the actual physical differences between the 109, 110, and 111 blocks?

Thanks! I poked around this site some, but couldn't really find what I was looking for.

06-29-2005, 12:25 PM
From what I've seen ...

The 111 block was used in cars like the Electra and had:

No distributor
oil pump driven by splines
7/16" Dipstick
VIN Code 3
Roller cam
The 110 block was used in cars like the Century and had:

No distributor
3/8" dipstrick
20 bolt oil pan
flat tappet cam
I'm thinking the lifter bores might be different, due to the rollers

06-29-2005, 01:02 PM
So is the 109 block in the VIN 7 cars the same as the 110 block VIN B? (I'm sure I've missed *something* here!)

06-29-2005, 01:36 PM
It sure looks very similar from the specs, but I'd have to see them sitting side by side. I'll bet there are slight differences, otherwise there shouldn't be a change in cast number...