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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 01, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone, I just got into a cash position to look for a block that was originally in my car. I am not going to fret about getting the exact engine, but that would be nice if I thought it was possible.

Without having to sell the car to get it. But I was just wondering if anyone knew which casting number I need to look for. Its for my 69 Z that I am looking. I found a guy selling .30 302 pistons, and I am wanting to go this way about it.

Cause if I were able to find the original engine it would surely need a rebuild. So what would I use for pistons? I would have to call JE pistons, which would be kind of cool. But $100 a cylinder for pistons would suck.

I know I need to dig up the date for my car, but will wait for a response before I drive to look them up. Cause its snowing like hell, and I dont like driving while the other crazy's are trying to remember how to drive in it. Thanks
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 01, 02:29 PM
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Yes, you will need to know the time period when your car was built to be authentic.
This may help:

3932386 - August 68 thru approx Jan 69
3956618 - Jan 69 thru approx April 69
3970010 - rest of the model year

And some may say 3932388, but there are maybe
a few documented cases of this.
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mucho gracias Jonesy
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There's a 68 MO short block down the street from me. It came out of a Z. I understand it's a standard bore block, it includes crank, rods, pistons, and the cam and lifters are still in it. It's minus heads & intake. I think the asking price is about $900 to a grand. He may be negotiable on price. If your interested I'll send you his #. He told me they actually plucked the motor out of a 69Z, but it comes up 68 by the numbers.

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There's a 69 DZ block for $1,800 I found online. Here's the ad. I don't know a thing about it.

69 DZ302 Block VO306DZ Feb 69 Casting date. NO Repairs or Machine Work Ever. 1.5-2.0 wear in cylinders. This Block is absolutely virgin and MINT MINT MINT. NO excuses. NOT A RESTAMP . Ideal for someone having a late MARCH or APRIL 69 ASSY Date Car. Price $1800.-US 613 386 2463
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Kingston, Ont Canada - Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 16:30:40 (EST)


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Thanks for the info guys.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 01, 04:39 PM
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If im not mistaken the TRW # 2304 piston is the same as the 302 pistons exept for the press in pins. Im sur someone will correct me if im wrong.
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