Found a little gem at a estate sale

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  1. Bigfritch

    Bigfritch New Member

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    Found this 318 stuffed in a old camper. Looks pretty clean to me.

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  2. Davea Lux

    Davea Lux Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Looks like maybe it was down for a valve job given how clean the heads are.

    Dave
     
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  3. Bigfritch

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    I plan to pull the heads and take a peak. $100 I feel was worth a shot!
     
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    It does look very clean. I've often wondered why people paint right over spark plugs and rubber hoses though. I'm far from a perfectionist, but that just seems extra lazy or sloppy to me.
    Either way, its an easy fix if it checks out good.
     
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    azblackhemi Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I will put old spark plugs in the holes and paint over them to keep the paint out and the threads clean.
     
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    A poly with adjustable rockers?
     
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    Solid lifters
     
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    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    Painted spark plug bases/insulators? When the engines were painted at the engine factory, those items were installed, so they got some paint on them. Not particularly sloppy, just duplicating what happened at the factory? IF that matters.

    Enjoy!
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    They are pretty aren't they!

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  12. BIGBARNEYCARS

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    Distributors at the wrong end, lol
     
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    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    And when you see how beefy the main webs are, compared ot a small block Chevy, their beauty if more than "skin deep"!

    Enjoy!
    CBODY67
     
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    Waz not comparing them to any Bow Tie on the planet. My thinking waz that compared to an RB engine LS iz short for Lazy. And back in the '70s I got so good at replacing timing chain and gearz in my B250s I could pull the whole grill do the swap with the good stuff and back together with the cover properly sealed in less then 3 hourz, DONE. Jer
     
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    '69FuryIIIConvertible Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I have a set of plugs in my toolbox for that exact reason.
     
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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    I thought everybody did that. Guess not.
     
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    I do too. Bet my plugs are older than you are.

    They don't.
     
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    You stole it at this price.:D
     
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  19. Bigfritch

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    This is the motor I was talking about in my other thread. I know it is definitely a poly. On these old motors is there numbers that say anything special about them or are they all the same?
     
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    mr. fix it Old Man with a Hat

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    I'm sure that they have valid meaning but it's not commonly documented

    Here is what I found on theMopar Engine guide site.

    2268341 – 1962-1967, 318 LA-series small-block, 1.84/1.56 valves
    It looks like you have these heads from the one photo you posted.
    I think there's a mistake made with including all LA engines back to 62.
    The Poly is an A block engine

    mall-Block Mopar Engine Block Casting Numbers

    2264230 – 1960-1967, 318 A-series small-block