Yank V8. 5.7 sbc

Wyn

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My latest Fad lol
Got me a cheapy V8 engine from a burnt out 1987/88 Firebird
Know nothing about yank V8 engines but what I gather its a 5.7ltr crate motor ?
Started to pull it apart but its deffo been sat a while with water in the bores
Engine doesn't look that old but getting it to turn over yet is the next trick !
Will it go again .... no idea but its fun tinkering with something different.
 

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candy red

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My latest Fad lol
Got me a cheapy V8 engine from a burnt out 1987/88 Firebird
Know nothing about yank V8 engines but what I gather its a 5.7ltr crate motor ?
Started to pull it apart but its deffo been sat a while with water in the bores
Engine doesn't look that old but getting it to turn over yet is the next trick !
Will it go again .... no idea but its fun tinkering with something different.
Think you should drop it in that old 260 of yours and give me your old engine :smoke:;)
 

SacCyclone

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Center bolt valve cover engine started in late 86 and 87. Could be a 305 or a 350 (5.7) engine...only way to tell is to decode the cast numbers on the block.
 

IbanezDan51

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5.7 according to the block i.d
Later engine for sure, made in Mexico. Castings are thinner on these so if it’s had water sitting for some time in the bores get them checked…! We don’t usually touch these once they have water in the bores as they are just too pitted.
 
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Wyn

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Later engine for sure, made in Mexico. Castings are thinner on these so if it’s had water sitting for some time in the bores get them checked…! We don’t usually touch these once they have water in the bores as they are just too pitted.
Probably will be the case. Can only guess the fire brigade would have added their block cooling mod.
For sure it doesn't want to turn over still so guess it will be crank out next.
Tap the pistons down n try clean the bores/hone before the pistons will come back up
 

julian

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If need pistons have a good set with rods and 383 crank too.that i took out of an engine .(plus a block early one .will need work)
 

Wyn

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Kit form now and given up on it lol
Fed up of trying to move it about so all dismantled laid out on a pallet
Anyone fancy a 5.7 V8 motor build project give me a shout
Found me another toy now so this is on the back burner ..... unless it fits !
 
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