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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default Engine falls in my lap, help what is it.

Now that I have your attentions, what do I have here:












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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #2
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Offhand, I'd say you have an engine of the V8 variety.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #3
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your grasp of complete sentences is saddening.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #4
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It appears to be a V8.

edit: damn it, bluemule beat me to it. But I confirm his suspicions.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:15 PM   #5
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It appears to be a mopar by the firing order...
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:15 PM   #6
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Something of the olds/ pontiac variety maybe?

What the hell was it used for? Is that a one barrel carb on top?
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #7
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Aluminum 215 Buick.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #8
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or possibly a poncho?
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #9
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Is that black thing-a-ma-bob on top the carb?? That looks like a very old engine, looks clean and in good shape though.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #10
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nm, it totally is a buick.
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Willybad runs one in his tube chassis cj2a, at the dunes.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #13
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215 buick, all right. Possibly marine.

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Fawk. I lied. Bil's is a cj3b

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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:25 PM   #15
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The old man that built it passed away without leaving any information.
It was known that he was into building air planes. The engine was assembled 15 years ago
and never fired.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #16
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I wish I could figure out this carb

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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:53 PM   #17
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volvo omc marine mercruser?
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penta cobra seagull
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Old September 28th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #19
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The light blue is defanately OMC blue, the distributor in the front setup that way is big block ford.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #20
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That looks to be an old stromberg single barrel carb but it also looks like that carb spacer is custom made just doesn't look like it belongs there. I do agree it looks like an aluminum block and heads which leads me to believe it's an old Buick but it doesn't have the canted distributor. The valley pan is reminiscent of an old Poncho but the rest of it doesn't fit . I noticed the plugs are also canted so I would have to again lean towards old Buick. You can't find any other casting marks on the block ? Very interesting. Looking again it does appear the dist. is canted it was just the angle of the photo. hard to tell from the picture but the transmission does appear to be a outboard drive unit I would have to agree possibly a Buick marine engine.

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