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Old 08-28-2021, 07:30 AM
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Love that steering wheel
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Old 08-28-2021, 10:32 AM
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Looks like a 4 to me, looks like the number is 4027593, which according to the link below is 4027593 Ė 1977-1984, 318 LA-series small-block, 1.78/1.50 valves.

https://www.enginelabs.com/engine-te...sting-numbers/
Thanks snopro.
It seems Iím getting goofy in my old age.🤪
318 heads it is.😎
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Old 08-28-2021, 10:34 AM
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Love that steering wheel
So do I Dozer.😎
Dash boards and big steering wheels have always been a part of the appeal of these old cars to me.
Rained and thunderstorms here all night. Hot and muggy now.
Good day to sit on the porch in the shade.😜
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Old 08-30-2021, 09:47 AM
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Not seeing where you are seeing the 593 snopro.
Looks like Unreadable number-8-9-4-6-0-7 to me. Or am i reading it up side down and backwards???? I believe you are right about it being 318 heads. Make sense that someone would just find a factory 4 barrel intake to use.
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Thanks snopro.
It seems Iím getting goofy in my old age.🤪
318 heads it is.😎
Torchie
If it's any consolation, I had a good chuckle when I saw this morning that you were trying to make sense of the number upside down.

The back end of the car looks cool!
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Old 08-30-2021, 11:02 AM
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Torchie, you could be excused for reading the number upside down and backward if you were a UP'er.
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Old 08-30-2021, 11:25 AM
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If it's any consolation, I had a good chuckle when I saw this morning that you were trying to make sense of the number upside down.

The back end of the car looks cool!
I felt the fool on that one snopro.
I guess Iím still stuck on working on the wooden boat. It was all done with the hull upside down so I had to remember that what I was looking at as poet or starboard was in reality starboard and port.
Thatís my story and Iím sticking to it.
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Old 08-30-2021, 11:31 AM
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Torchie, you could be excused for reading the number upside down and backward if you were a UP'er.
Lol. Themís fighting words Bob.
Actually after they left the old country all the ancestors on my mother side settled in the Keewenaw Pennisula and worked in the copper mines.
So the UP is my ancestral home.
As the mines shut down some of them migrated to Detroit to work in the auto industry.
Now Iím just a troll. ( Thatís what the native UPerís call people that live below the Big Mac bridge.)
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Old 08-30-2021, 05:07 PM
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And away we go........
The PS door was still fitting like goovna.... Polish for S#@*.
I thought that I may have messed up and not made the opening square.
I measured it all different ways and it was dead on.
Then I measured the door it self.
Wider at the bottom then and gets narrower as you go up.
I checked the DS door in all the same places and it was all the measurements.
I've known all along that the PS was different then the DS but I thought that the extra length was in the rear quarter.WRONG.
Don't know how I missed it. I must have used the DS door and opening as a guide for the PS.
Nothing left to do but to lengthen the lower part of the opening. So I cut through the brand new inner and outer rocker panel and gave it a bit of a stretch.
4 hours and a lot of on the floor time later, we are where we should be.
Door gap mimics the factory gap on the donor car. And now I have some fore and aft adjustment too. Before the adjust was all the way to the front.
File all this in the "Gee I hope I never have to do that again" folder.
Thanks for looking in on me.....
Torchie
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Old 08-30-2021, 06:30 PM
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You are one of the rare few that could figure that out, Torchie.
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Old 08-31-2021, 04:23 AM
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I like how you just tackle the problems head on
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