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Old 07-02-2006, 09:13 PM
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I can`t be of much help as far as finding a engine goes, but you can always still get replacement 301 engines, a turbo can be had elsewhere. I will also say a 301 was a oddball of the pontiac family of engines. They had horrible intake ports, so bad no aftermarket company bothered to make a intake for it figuring it was a lost cause. The oiling system on them is also very poor and the bottom ends are weak. If your looking to restore this vehicle on a value scale then the engine needs to be a numbers matching, and the only way you may have hope of doing so is to find the previous owners and find out what they did with the original, if it didn`t blow chunks out of the bottom end as many turbo 301`s did.
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