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Old 06-25-2008, 05:33 PM
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1974 Mopar 440 and Trans from RV

Has anyone had any experince with how good these motors and trans are.I got an RV for free with this set-up, and I want to install it in a rat-rod project. My question is would it be worth it or should I go with a different set up. My project car is a 50 caddy...Thanks for any advice
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Unless you don't have the original Cadillac V8 I wouldn't put it in.. 1974 440 Motorhome engine has a set of funky heads and intake. same block and everything as a basic car/ truck 440 of the same vintage, but by the time you change the heads and intake, your in over $1k so free is not so free... however the engine will still bring a nice chunk of change.. clean it up and advertise it, that's what I would do
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matt thanks for taking the time, I should have prefaced that this is a winter/winters project. I have gotten the caddy also but no engine or trans i love to trade it for a 50-55 f150 any waywhat about the trans is this any good or should i just clean em up and sell.I've been finding all this stuff on craigs list for free.again thanks for the info and if anyone has other tips as always it's appreciated

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see if you can locate a set of car/ truck 440 heads... the trans should be a TF 727 auto, which is a good trans
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Unless you don't have the original Cadillac V8 I wouldn't put it in.. 1974 440 Motorhome engine has a set of funky heads and intake. same block and everything as a basic car/ truck 440 of the same vintage, but by the time you change the heads and intake, your in over $1k so free is not so free... however the engine will still bring a nice chunk of change.. clean it up and advertise it, that's what I would do
what is funky about the heads?

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what is funky about the heads?

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they were low compression, had a water pump that fed directly into the heads.. they were industrial engines.. some were 413's, most were 440's.. on a lucky find some are standard truck engines and have normal heads, but most are not
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they were low compression, had a water pump that fed directly into the heads.. they were industrial engines.. some were 413's, most were 440's.. on a lucky find some are standard truck engines and have normal heads, but most are not
thanks, all the ones i have seen were regular 413-440 engines, i have been luckey as i have purchased several over the years for the engines.

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