RE: 340 crate motors(?????)
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RE: 340 crate motors(?????)



There’s a Friday Puzzler for y’all… I was responding to a guy whose car will be cover/centerspread next issue thinking I had his email open LOL… Would like to find 340’s at WalMart, B&N and Chrysler Power for $1 each eh?

 

From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of roland@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:37 PM
To: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: 340 crate motors(?????)

 

Most Walmarts and Barnes & Noble…  You can get them from us for $1 each plus freight…. (Much better deal!)

 

From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of neal zimmerman
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:58 PM
To: 1962to1965mopars <1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: 340 crate motors(?????)

 

Does anybody know  how long you could buy 340s from either a dealer or direct connection?

   My car has a 340 but started out as a 318 car. The guy said they swapped in a 340 crate motor in the 80s. I thought "yeah right, probably some piece of crap  from a junkyard that's been bored out 2 times.Tonight  I had it on a stand so I decided to yank the heads and pan. On the block I found "70". When I pulled the heads and cleaned a cylinder top there were no overbore numbers, completely blank and the ring ridge at top of cylinders is very minimal, my fingernail can feel it barely, but wont catch on it really. Piston tops and combustioin chambers don't have deposits or carbon, pretty  clean.When I bought the car the guy told me the motor probably had less than 30k on it. ("yeah right!") so maybe his stories true, except that I don't know when they actually stopped selling them. I don't see how it could have been running around since 1970 and have that minimal of a ridge.and never bored out. If nothing else it makes me happy to know my motor has at least a couple overbores left.

   neal

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