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Knockin' off a 3 year old to-do project

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by mywaynow, May 3, 2013.

  1. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Will post more pics to show off the effort. Sneak preview only here... blockid.jpg 69steerinng.jpg .

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    Looks like a lot of very familiar cast iron to me.
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    I'm a Ford guy, not sure what that motor serial number is without looking......
    Saginaw steering box? Looks similar to the one I used in place of the primitive factory steering on my 1949 Willys wagon resto-mod...

    I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess......putting a big block in the Camaro, maybe?
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    I'm guessing small block. Can't see the casting line on the crank so can't tell whether its forged or cast. Can't quite read the casting number.
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    Casting 3932388, used as Z28 blocks as well as SS cars. Removed a non-original 350 from the car to put this one in. Bought the block/heads 4 years ago and had them professionally done over and the block rebuilt. Nothing to radical though. She should push 360 hp. Spent time and money buying all correct castings/datings for block/head, carb, and exhaust/intake manifolds. All made in the 60 day period prior to the car production (Mar 69). The accessories were all original to the car; generator, water pump, starter, power steering. Motor was built in 2010 and went onto a stand until last week. Detailing the engine bay was the headache/time consumer that delayed the project. Gonna run a Pypes stainless system off the manifolds and through their racepro mufflers. Put on a Ram clutch too. Lookin' good so far. She probably won't be running for another week or so. Lotta work.

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    Beautiful. Are you going to use the Rochester Quadrajet on that original manifold? I bet I've rebuilt about 2000 of those. You can get a spread bore Holley that will provide a lot more jetting, power valve options.
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    I am after the closest to original as possible. The Qjet is another dated item I searched out and bought. I had it rebuilt to 1 level below "show quality". That amounted to a painted surface as opposed to a plated surface. They mounted it on a 350 and set the levels at the shop.
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    Oh oh...someones gonna need a fund for tires...
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    my condolences, being a GM
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    So what's the 350 going in?, or are we guessing
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    Check out the photo in post 6.
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    update- in pics. should answer some questions.

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    Is that just a Z28 or RS/SS?
    A buddy of mine has a 69 Indy pace car drop top RS/SS White red interior - 27k original miles with the original redwalls and rims bagged in his garage.
    He threw a fit at the inspection station that made him turn on the wipers.. they had never been used before.

    You might want to get a priming shaft for the oil pump and run it on a drill if that block has been sitting for 3 years - be a shame to ruin something on the first fire

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