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Technical How do I identify different SBC engines

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. 31hotrodguy
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    I know you said the valve covers are bit for sale but would you consider just giving them to me.


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  2. 31hotrodguy
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  3. 61Cruiser
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    Hi there, this may be different cause my car was assembled here in Australia but my 61 Belair has a 283 with staggered valve covers and has for its whole life. Can anyone shed some light on this for me. I don’t know the casting number of the heads but I’m going to find them next time I have the covers off. Thanks.


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  4. good eye and you got me, should have painted those adapters engine color.. lol :D@56sedandelivery .. little trickery on running the early valve covers on my 283.. can't remember whats on the passenger side exhaust manifold wise..It gets the job done. But I'm running and alternator (not period correct, but it's 12V )..
     
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  5. Bob Lowry
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    Although, many guys are doing cloned, small journal 302" Z28 motors, using that 327" and the 283 crankshaft. The 283" forged cranks are going for $200 plus if in good shape. Several years ago you could buy them for $80 already turned. I am putting together this same combo., which is my third one. You may have more worth than you think.
     
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  6. 31hotrodguy
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  7. Dave G in Gansevoort
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    Where in NY? If close enough to Gansevoort I'll clean them out for you. I seem to collect old obsolete stuff, I could definitely use a 283 block in the future.
     
  8. 59Apachegail
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    Dave I’m about 3 hours south of you, not far from your hotel : )

    *edit someone already scored the 327
     
  9. redo32
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    Bump! Just to remind @HOTRODPRIMER that we are still hanging.
     
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  10. atch
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    Yes; we are...
     
  11. jimvette59
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    Yes the last 327-350 HP. If I remember correctly.
     
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