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John Wood

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« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2011, 04:34:05 AM »

The first picture you posted of the unrestored windsor is identical to my engine. I have been able to get the paint from a Chrysler dealer. As you said the alternator brackets seem to be painted red. Is the power steering pump red as well. I notice on mine the radiator support panel is painted black, I was going to paint it white to match the body colour would that be correct. I may have asked a lot of these questions when I was on earlier in the year but I had a slight stroke and lost a lot of memory, so I'm slowly getting it back, and since I only came to Canada five years ago from England I don't know the Canadian cars very well but I love the old classics so thanks everyone for all the help. The engine in the first picture, is it a 361 or a 383 do you know?
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« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2011, 06:34:31 AM »

The first picture with the distributor in the front does look like a 361 or 383, you cannot see a spot where there is a flat boss behind the thermostat housing, the one with the distributor in the back is a small block A engine, most likely a 318 (but there are like 9 different engine sizes for this configuration). You can tell the A engine, called a poly, by the waves at the bottom outside edge near the gasket of the valve cover. Yours is definitely a 361 or a 383, explained where the numbers are located, but unless the numbers are there (it would be a letter and a 36 or a 38, only the first two numbers are stamped for the engine size as noted, otherwise, as said, heads come off and bore measured.
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« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2011, 08:42:41 AM »

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John, I just took a look at the 400 in my back yard.  There are identifying marks on the pad on it, the pad that is in this picture just below that yellow mark, right in front of that head.  What appears there on your motor?
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« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2011, 09:44:08 AM »

That pad is the one that has the SC2- on it, with the numbers 20704C underneath. That yellow mark is pointing to where the dizzy goes, I took it off to get a better look.
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« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2011, 10:16:56 AM »

My Bad John. . .I forgot about the BB's being marked elsewhere.  It's been a while since I had one disected.  I prefer small blocks, but can't seem to get away from all this heavy iron
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« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2011, 11:30:50 AM »

No problem. I guess if I can't find out if it is a 361 or 383 it won't matter too much if all the Canuk ones are painted red. I'm not doing a numbers matching car or anything just want it to look right. thanks
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« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2011, 11:50:36 AM »

It would look right if you had a 350, 361, 383 or 400 in it then.  The 350 and 361 were considered the two most durable engines, followed by the 383.
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« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2011, 11:51:45 AM »

Hey. . .Since I own 2 62's, I'd be interested in seeing the rest your car.  Projects welcome! 
 
They have to be the neatest car chrysler ever made
 
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« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2011, 03:18:43 PM »

The power steering was also painted red.
The pic of the low mile Windsor is a 361.

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« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2011, 03:48:44 PM »

Ahhhh  Leaburn. . .He has a 62
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« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2011, 04:08:10 PM »

I guess an easy way to put it is, the engine size should be on the pad opposite side of the engine with the one you are looking at with the CS2 on it.
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« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2011, 05:57:08 PM »

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Ahhhh  Leaburn. . .He has a 62
I know..But the unrestored  engine references are still  a little help.
I suspect the wierd wire looms may have been intended for truck application,but  jammed them on his motor anyways.
The motors were probably assembled/built in Windsor until the Auto-Pac agreement in 1965.
IIRC,Windsor also had a truck plant at that time.
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« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2011, 05:59:27 PM »

The RB's of that era only had one loom on the sides like my 65 has
 
Boy, that's a looooonnnnnng time ago man
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« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2011, 06:32:49 PM »

I'm figuring the heads are at least pre-64 as the 62's and 63's had 4 bolt valve covers vs. the 64 6 bolt covers. Also the 440 source  http://www.440source.com/blocks.htm table suggests this is a 63-64 383 block from the 2128854 casting number suggests. Could it be a 62' block? Those early 383 blocks could have been cast in late 62' with that casting number.
 
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« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2011, 06:42:21 PM »

My '64 361 has 4 bolt valve covers......
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