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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Numbers??? again

I found a CHEAP ($100) 65 SS shell solid and titled but STRIPPED. Black on black and has the 12 bolt, one bucket seat, back seat, all the glass and part of the stick console, No front clip (I have a rust free 396 NON SS clip here from another car), the tags are intact. Anything on the tags to look for to tell if it was a 327 ,409 or 396 SS? Almost certainly the build sheets are gone.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 11:32 AM
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If it's an original 12 bolt, I can't imagine that they would have used that behind a 327 from the factory. I could be wrong.

I'd expect the big-block or 409, obviously the 409 would be a F I N D!!!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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12 bolts were more common in '65 than any other year, wgns converts even sedans, 327, 396 + 409. Even 283s w a 4speed as an option. I know, I have robbed at least 25 out of cars over the years. so that is no indication. Most were one humpers, BUT 3:50 and lower Posi's? Now that is a different horse- 327 396 and UP only from my experinace. I paid for the car a little under an hour ago. Looks beyond saving, the missing parts would cost a fortune unless I can find a decent donor parts car. The 12 bolt alone will bring three times my investment, but I will bring it home, go over it and probably just take it out to my private bone yard as a saver and not part it out.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 02:42 PM
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Of course it would have to be early production to be a 409. 283's came with a 5/16 fuel line from the tank. It gets tough from there as to whether it was a 327 or 396.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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I know the BBCs had bigger springs and sway bars + 3/8" fuel lines, but both were avail. as HD suspension option components.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 11:38 AM
 
 
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Post the trim tag information. Depending on where it is built there are some codes which can tell you what engine it might've had. Also, check the springs for the spring tag. This will tell you the original engine as well.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2009, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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It was too big a job w WAY too much missing, but had a buyer B4 I even moved it so it went down the road,He said it was a SBC SS car. I did all right on it but did'nt rape him.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-17-2009, 02:05 PM
 
 
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I think the small blocks only had 1 upper control arm on the rear end.
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