Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: 35.753983 N, 91.634603 W
Re: Copper or brass plate riveted on engine block?
schools are a great place to come up with some really neat stuff! Once upon a time, a local high school automotive machine class "went away" (they did away with the class altogether) and they gave all the stuff to the instructor, told him to do what he pleased with it. Well, this fellow was fairly old--in his late 60's at the time and I knew his grandkid pretty good. The grandkid was a die hard chevy girl and had no need for any of the ford "junk" and she called me up one night & said hey come get this garbage out of my way. So I did--figured I could sell a motor or two for scrap if nothing else, since it was free. Long story short, I got 27 engines--a bunch of stock 302's a few 351w's, clevelands, 2 boss 302's (REAL boss 302s), a 429 LPG engine from a dump truck and a few 460's. Most of it was garbage--machining mistakes, etc....one of the boss blocks was used as a practice block so the kids could learn the boring machine. One cylinder was DONE. I had it sleeved and bored it .040", then sold it for a good bit of money. Crank was perfect as were the heads. I still have a few things left over and maybe some day I'll dig it out & see what is left. My brother may have gotten some of it, I am not sure. I wouldn't put it past him.
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