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I got a question on the last page

I found a pretty nice engine, its a '63 283 that was completely rebuilt. it would be perfect to drop into my '59. the only problem is, the guy just told me it was rebuilt about 6 years ago so its been siting since then. He has the intake manifold taped up and the exhaust outlets but im worried about potential surface surface rust on the cylinder walls. are there any problems associated with a rebuilt engine thats been sitting this long? any help is appreciated, thanks
 

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if its been stored inside i wouldnt worry too much, your right though about the possibility of surface rust, most people "fog" the cylinders with pen oil or just coat the walls with motor oil before storing though. if it does have some surface rust you could pull the heads and simply hone the cylinders and then blow them out real good, put it back together and be on your way
 

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Originally posted by corndawg@Jan 20 2009, 02:05 PM~12760753
if its been stored inside i wouldnt worry too much, your right though about the possibility of surface rust, most people "fog" the cylinders with pen oil or just coat the walls with motor oil before storing though. if it does have some surface rust you could pull the heads and simply hone the cylinders and then blow them out real good, put it back together and be on your way
he just told me that he periodically put sum oil in the spark plug holes over the past years. think it should be pretty good?
 

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I've cranked up motors that's been sitting outside for several years with no problems.....after freeing them up :0 :eek:hno:

I'd be more concerned with the engine builder's competency.
 

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Originally posted by maddogg20/20@Jan 20 2009, 03:09 PM~12761341
I've cranked up motors that's been sitting outside for several years with no problems.....after freeing them up  :0 :eek:hno:

I'd be more concerned with the engine builder's competency.
thats another thing im worried about. the guy that has it now bought it from someone else already rebuilt
 

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There's just too many things that could be wrong with an engine like that.....one little, almost invisable, hair-line fracture inside the block and its junk.

I'd be hesitant to pay much more than what it would be worth in parts/junk without hearing one run (with mufflers) , unless it was some extra rare jazz and dude have receipts showing it was magnafluxed etc..
 

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Originally posted by maddogg20/20@Jan 20 2009, 03:30 PM~12761522
There's just too many things that could be wrong with an engine like that.....one little, almost invisable, hair-line fracture inside the block and its junk.

I'd be hesitant to pay much more than what it would be worth in parts/junk without hearing one run (with mufflers) , unless it was some extra rare jazz and dude have receipts showing it was magnafluxed etc..
yah, i dont think he has any receipts or anythng.
 

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Originally posted by Ragtop Ted@Jan 20 2009, 09:34 PM~12765034
Too much.
really? I can barely find anythng around here, and its about the same for a rebuilt 350 w/ at least 20,000 miles on it
 

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Originally posted by Fine59Bel@Jan 20 2009, 06:44 PM~12765161
really? I can barely find anythng around here, and its about the same for a rebuilt 350 w/ at least 20,000 miles on it
Yes, there's no telling what the real story is with the engine.
 

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id also be concerned that the break in lube on the cams has dripped off.

look elsewhere, especially for 700
 

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Originally posted by Fine59Bel@Jan 21 2009, 02:02 AM~12768440
I just found a 305 bored over to 310 crate motor for 500, think that would be better?
ttt, im goin to check out both these motors on saturday. wat u guys think?
 

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Originally posted by Fine59Bel@Jan 20 2009, 11:02 PM~12768440
I just found a 305 bored over to 310 crate motor for 500, think that would be better?
I'd rather have a 283 than a 305.
 

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Depends how thorough of a rebuild it was. If he simply did a gasket job, and repaint--fuck it, not worth it.
 

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Originally posted by Ragtop Ted@Jan 29 2009, 05:42 PM~12852399
I'd rather have a 283 than a 305.
x238....
 

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i bought the 283. this should bolt right up to my tranny (3 on the tree) correct?? what about the throttle linkage? i currently have the original straight six in there
 
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