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Old 03-19-2002, 08:37 AM
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We have just bought a 64 Dodge 880. It has what we believe is a 383 v8 2 barrel. I am looking for info on this engine and immediately need taillight lenses. Anyone?

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Old 03-27-2002, 03:21 AM
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What info are you looking for on the engine?? There shoulb be a pad on all B and RB engines in front of the left cylinder head that will have some numbers and such on it, this will tell you the engine size and the family it came from.
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Just cleaned off the engine and I believe I have found the pad behind the alternator. I will pursue that more to find out. Probably a 361 everyone tells me.

Still need tail light lenses for this 64 880. Red plastic tape is tacky.
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Here's a website that will give you all the information (and maybe more) you're looking for on your engine's identification.
<a href="http://www.yearone.com/live/Id_info/engine_id.htm" target="_blank">http://www.yearone.com/live/Id_info/engine_id.htm</a>
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Thanks Jenkinra. I will be pulling the heads off this summer and having a valve job done. Should I go ahead and replace timing chain? I am planning to replace lifters , springs and pushrods. Someone said to replace Cam. I don't know if I want to get that far into it. As it is witht he 4 barrell manifold I just bought and a new carb, I will have half of a new engine here by time I am done.
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I would definitely replace the timing chain, given that you are planning to rework the heads. It's a cheap investment, but comes with a lot of peace of mind. Cam isn't too difficult or expensive either - depends on what your ultimate goal is - if you want rougher idle, decreased mileage, but more mid and high range performance, then go for it. Edelbrock, Summit, and of course Mopar have lots of 'em for this engine.
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Putting a fresh mild cam in and getting a little more grunt is acceptible as long as my automatic doesn't suffer. Mild is the key here. If I change the Timing chain I guess the cam is right there anyway. However I plan to leave the engine in when I do this. Can I easily slip a cam in with everything out including radiator? What about cam bearings, are the old ones okay? If I did want to change them don't those have to be pressed in? Any other precautions when replacing a cam in a 361/383? I have not changed one out in a long time. Noggin...
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These guys have a great site, with detailed camshaft information for specific engines, along with removal/installation instructions, tech tips, how-to's. <a href="http://www.compcams.com/catalog/" target="_blank">http://www.compcams.com/catalog/</a>
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Dinger can you give me the email addrss of West Coast Mopar parts guy. Appreciated it.
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Hey there Noggin,

Did you ever find tailight assemblies for your 880?

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Finally got the Tail lights assembly and all from Murray Park. Looks great. Trying to find front fender trim both sides and chrome rocker panel below doors. 880s are awesome!
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