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#13 of 22 blink < > blink, 350 V6??
Apr 13, 2003 (10:34 pm)
how do you get that, JB-weld two blocks together for more stroke?
at any rate, if you have a magic transistorized ignition box that bolts to hot metal, suspect it.
#14 of 22 I had presumed it was a Chevy as well...
Apr 14, 2003 (5:29 am)
...the guy just said a '79 350 V-6. I just figured the V-6 part was a typo. GM was the only one to have a 350 in '79 (well technically, they had 4!). Ford had a 351 and Chrysler had a 360.
Now Ford *did* have a really big inline-6 (often incorrectly referred to nowadays as a V-6, kinda like how people say "V-4") back then, which was a 300 CID unit.
I have heard of some Ford commercial trucks from back then, that had engines I'd never heard of. Awhile back, when I had to supervise an office move, one of the vans had, the guy said, a 352. Maybe Ford did have some big V-6 back then, too? At one time, GMC had a pretty big V-6, but I forget its displacement. I think it was a 60-degree engine too. They mated two of 'em together to make a V-12!
Apr 14, 2003 (6:03 am)
He hasn't replied, has he?
#16 of 22 look out mating the V6s
Apr 14, 2003 (9:10 am)
if it doesn't work out, not only do you have a couple V5s hanging around that are cranky and make bad noises all the time, but you can have a couple of one-bangers whining constantly and keep getting in the way when you try to fix something
#17 of 22 Here's a pic of the thing...
Apr 14, 2003 (9:24 am)
At 702 CID, one of these suckers would come out to a 351, which I'm sure has been rounded down to 350.
I wonder how long they made this engine for? (the V-12 and the V-6 version?) It wasn't still around in the '70's, was it?
Apr 14, 2003 (4:28 pm)
standard generator, very old design a/c compressor sticking way up there, dual carbs for all your carb synchronizing headache needs... a grand old engine from way back. that compressor tells me the engine was almost certainly not made past the mid or late 60s for a start. notice all the oil filler caps on the left bank(s)... probably had things positioned so you could do valve lash adjustments without taking the valve covers off, just pull those caps.
and yes, it would take a LOT of oil for that thing. I bet they had twin oil pumps and maybe twin mechanical fuel pumps on that beast. idle or power issues would be fun to troubleshoot on that monster.
#19 of 22 Is that really an A/C compressor
Apr 14, 2003 (5:26 pm)
I was thinking an air compressor for air brakes. (Me thinking about this being used in a truck.)
Of course that was just speculation, I have no experience with such engines.
#20 of 22 you know, I did have a line in there about maybe a hydraulic pump
Apr 14, 2003 (6:14 pm)
for accessories. there were old a/c compressors that were patterned on the 1 or 2 cylinder air compressor we are all familiar with.
and indeed, you make sense here, tboner. I yield, air brakes would go with this engine's applications.
brain fade compliments of 1040 fever... catch it, my ( )!
#21 of 22 I'm guessing...
Apr 15, 2003 (4:32 am)
...that thing is some kind of compressor for air brakes, too. Air conditioning, even in cars was pretty rare back then...I'd imagine it was almost non-existent on a medium-to-heavy duty truck!
I don't know what GM a/c compressors looked like back in the early '60's, but the one on my '67 Catalina is just the typical long cylinder. Chrysler used a V-2 a/c compressor. I don't know when they started, but my '67 Newport and '68/69 Darts had it. I think they used it up through '78, on the RWD cars, at least...I couldn't see a '78 Omni or Horizon with a compressor that big!
#22 of 22 I've seen a few old York auto a/c compressors
Apr 15, 2003 (7:04 pm)
that look like little oil-sump shop air compressors of the 2 to 5 gallon tank variety. they were on mopars, come to think of it.