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Old 06-13-2019, 10:31 AM
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Quite a few things on that engine list are a little shaky in the description.

- Not saying it is in thias case, but general rule is don't bore SBF more than .040" oversize, .060" is really shaky ground because they don't have as much cylinder wall thickness as other brands do even in stock bore.
- B&M doesn't make any roller rockers, just transmission parts and converters.
- I don't know what in the hell "Double reinforced stainless springs" means, no such thing exists.
- "HD valves, w/Milodon 2.19" intake/ 1.725" exhaust" is a big red flag...largest intake valve that will fit in a GT40 head is commonly 2.02", maybe stretched to 2.055" by someone who really knows what they are doing, with a 1.60" exhaust...the Boss 302/Boss Cleveland/4V Cleveland/CobraJet 429 size 2.19"/1.725" will not fit no way, no how.
- 12 qt oil system is a bit suspect, a pan that big won't fit the cars chassis, and even a 7qt pan with dual remote filters and a oil accumulator tank don't equal 12 qts.
- Don't know what he means by "15.5" wheels" in the rear...if he meant tires there is no way those will fit without tubbing the car....15.5" tire requires at least a 12" wide rim.
- Air shocks on rear means "ha ha, rear springs are completely wore out".

If you are serious about this car, best take someone with you who knows what to look for, cause the owner doesn't seem to know squat about what he owns, or is trying to hide something by overstating what's in the engine.
Thanks I dont have anybody to take but I'm thinking I could always bring it to a garage with a list of parts that's in it and just see if they can confirm without spending too much money and time. Definitely will check out the rear springs and the underneath on a lift.

Thanks again. It seems as though I should pass on this one as well?

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How would I go about asking I dont have a lift at my place. Could I bring it to any place and let them know what I'm doing?

Also why are dusters or corvairs harder to resell?

Some independent shops have a "new car check out" service. Whatever their hourly rate is, divided by 2 so you get 30 minutes of someone going over the car well.


Corvairs are weird cars. Some leak oil like a sieve and you won't be able to find many shops to work on them.
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How would I go about asking I dont have a lift at my place. Could I bring it to any place and let them know what I'm doing?

Also why are dusters or corvairs harder to resell?

Some independent shops have a "new car check out" service. Whatever their hourly rate is, divided by 2 so you get 30 minutes of someone going over the car well.


Corvairs are weird cars. Some leak oil like a sieve and you won't be able to find many shops to work on them.
I'll try and find a shop near where the cars are located so they can get checked out.
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