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'63 283 Info. Needed Please


http://www.usedpei.com/classified-ad/NO-REASONABLE-OFFER-REFUSED_10291181

When it comes to '63 Chev. 283 engine is there anything "special" I should look for?Head types/#s? Intake types/#s? Block types/#s? Just in case it's a 'vette block or something "different".
Did truck blocks differ in '63?
Will an aluminum Power Glide bolt-up (I have a line on a couple).
There is one for sale close to me (with a cast iron Power Glide attached).
What would be a fair price? (see ad above)

Thanks, Darryl. 



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Can you get the stamping off the block in front of the right head and casting off the block behind the drivers' head?

That would help.

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The guy was grumpy (for an Islander, they are usually very friendly) in his email but he gave me a # 3789935

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'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



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My favourite site (Mortec) is gone but this one looks not bad. It has it listed on there.

http://www.ajgeneral.com/sbc_block_casting_numbers/[/url]

-- Edited by Carl Stevenson on Tuesday 23rd of November 2010 05:51:12 PM

-- Edited by Carl Stevenson on Tuesday 23rd of November 2010 05:51:55 PM

STUPID LINK IS GIVING ME GRIEF!!!


-- Edited by Carl Stevenson on Tuesday 23rd of November 2010 05:52:34 PM

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Thanks Carl!

378993528361CorvetteLate 1961
378993528362-64Truck
378993528363-64Passenger,Chevelle


It could be a truck or Chevelle.

http://www.ajgeneral.com/sbc_block_casting_numbers/

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'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



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I'd guess that engine is a 1962 as it has a road draft tube or "stink pipe" as we used to call them back on PEI.

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Hey Carl. i made a excel spread sheet of the mortec site before it went down


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My favourite site (Mortec) is gone but this one looks not bad. It has it listed on there.




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Good for you! My hindsight is way better than my foresight.

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Pontiacanada wrote:

http://www.usedpei.com/classified-ad/NO-REASONABLE-OFFER-REFUSED_10291181

When it comes to '63 Chev. 283 engine is there anything "special" I should look for?Head types/#s? Intake types/#s? Block types/#s? Just in case it's a 'vette block or something "different".
Did truck blocks differ in '63?
Will an aluminum Power Glide bolt-up (I have a line on a couple).
There is one for sale close to me (with a cast iron Power Glide attached).
What would be a fair price? (see ad above)

Thanks, Darryl.

 



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Judging by the stamping and the shifter, I'd guess at the Chevelle...

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That 283 will have witch hat heads if it's a truck or passenger car motor and double bumps if it's a vette. Also check the casting date on the motor with the casting on the heads, and the intake. This will verify that the motor was built as you see it. They should all be close. If you give me a part number off the shifter I can tell you what it's out of. I am thinking it's a 64 chevelle motor 195 HP.

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GLH is right about the road tube,a 1963 motor has a PCV system this block pictured might have a starter bolting into the castiron M35 [last used in 1962in full sized chevys] to use with an aluminum PG you have to drill & tap the block to mount a upward bolting starter

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What are you guys referring to with the "road draft tube"?

I thought you were talking about the oil fill tube in the intake manifold instead of the cap in the valve cover, but my '66 had the same oil fill tube in the intake manifold. So evidently, they were still around after '64.

Are you talking about something else?

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Do you need a motor for your 64  ?

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66 Beau wrote:

What are you guys referring to with the "road draft tube"?

I thought you were talking about the oil fill tube in the intake manifold instead of the cap in the valve cover, but my '66 had the same oil fill tube in the intake manifold. So evidently, they were still around after '64.

Are you talking about something else?

-- Edited by 66 Beau on Tuesday 28th of December 2010 08:08:50 PM



If you check the picture of the right side of the engine you will see a tube behind the distributor. It comes out of the block and runs down to the bottom of the engine near the starter. This setup was used until 1962 and was replaced with a PCV system starting in 1963. Initally the PCV system was connected to the same hole in the block but was changed to the valve cover in 1968. This engine has a cast iron Power Glide attached that was last used in 1962 so it's probably 1962 or older.

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Thanks Randy!

I've never some across one of those before - my experience has largely been with 64+ chevies.

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66 Beau wrote:

Thanks Randy!

I've never some across one of those before - my experience has largely been with 64+ chevies.

Wes



So I guess that means I'm old!!

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Pontiacanada wrote:

http://www.usedpei.com/classified-ad/NO-REASONABLE-OFFER-REFUSED_10291181

When it comes to '63 Chev. 283 engine is there anything "special" I should look for?Head types/#s? Intake types/#s? Block types/#s? Just in case it's a 'vette block or something "different".
Did truck blocks differ in '63?
Will an aluminum Power Glide bolt-up (I have a line on a couple).
There is one for sale close to me (with a cast iron Power Glide attached).
What would be a fair price? (see ad above)

Thanks, Darryl.

 



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For God's sakes Darryl!! Will you answer poor ol' Carl here before he blows a vein in his cranium?
DO YOU NEED A MOTOR DARRYL??? LOL! And Carl, what motor is this and is it yours that you have for sale? If so, what's the price pally? There, hopefully THAT'S sorted out now!

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