Blown engine?

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Re: Blown engine?

Post by ssava » 05 Mar 2018, 16:10

Nice! Thanks. How do you like the chrome? Don't know if it'd stick out too much for me.
I think I'm used to the black radiator.
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Re: Blown engine?

Post by CATHOUSE » 05 Mar 2018, 20:33

catlover wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 10:02
mo2872 wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 08:06
Ouch. Do you know if the engine is the original? If not, I'd be looking at new/crate.....but it's not my $$$, so.....:shrug:
I would say that if the date on block is close to date of heads (4H12) which is Aug.12 1964, then the engine is not original to the car, way to early.
If the block is a 1964-1965 era I am pretty sure that it would be a 5 bolt bellhousing pattern and not the newer 1967 6 bolt bellhousing pattern. My guess is that someone just added the early heads to the later block.

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Re: Blown engine?

Post by pellets4fuel » 06 Mar 2018, 06:47

Ssava, Sorry about your engine. Looks like your on the right track with purchasing one. On the radiator, personally I would stick with a stock style one and go the upgrade route to the wider one. I think they just do that with the big block style one. I actually have a radiator from my 390 automatic parts car that did hold fluid years back when I took it out. You would need to have it flushed and pressure checked, and throw a coat of paint on it. I think I even have a complete set of mounting brackets (two for the bottom and one on top) Big block radiators kinda clamp in place with these three brackets with rubber pads in them. PM me if your interested, and I will get you my phone #. We won't be coming to Franklin to see our kids until May, but I imagine you and your boys want it done before then. Bright side is the 14 YO are going to learn to replace a motor.
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Re: Blown engine?

Post by ssava » 06 Mar 2018, 08:33

Thanks David. PM sent.
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Re: Blown engine?

Post by ssava » 06 Mar 2018, 08:34

Okay. Engine, Alternator, and Distributor ordered.
Wish us luck!
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Re: Blown engine?

Post by JETEXAS » 06 Mar 2018, 14:56

Which alternator and distributor did you choose?
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Re: Blown engine?

Post by 1967 S Code » 06 Mar 2018, 18:20

Sorry that you lost your engine. In the long run you’ll knock exactly what you will have under the hood. Good luck.
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Re: Blown engine?

Post by 69XRRR7 » 06 Mar 2018, 20:06

Sorry for the ordeal and loss of your engine. Keep us all posted on your progress and more tear down motor pics.
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Re: Blown engine?

Post by ssava » 07 Mar 2018, 06:29

Thanks!
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