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Old 03-19-2013, 05:08 PM
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Ayuh,.... That Marine motor is basically a Truck motor of that vintage, with Marine exhaust manifolds, 'n t-stat housing added to it....

The water pump is 'bout the same, but you'll need headers to replace the manifolds...
Ya might want a hotter cam, distributor will run just fine...
Crankshaft bolt pattern is determined by Vintage, 'n is the same as All BBCs..
Water circulation don't change other than the t-stat housin', 'n manifolds,...
'n, Btw, it's a standard Lefthanded motor, yer lookin' at the wrong end,...
Heater outlet/ inlet can be put whereever ya need 'em...

Treat it as if ya yanked it outa a Truck,...
The cam may work great for you. I have a couple of customers that have used marine cams in their BBC's and love the torque.

Yes, just a truck motor with better gaskets. Be careful and get the correct flexplate for the series of BBC. Mark IV and V flywheels look the same but are balanced different.
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