PAINT!

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Ready to go to the paintshop
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Back from the paintshop, nervous unloading with soft paint
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Roof vent with stripes and new top lights
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Badges back, check out the quality of the painting
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rear cluster lustre
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Fan heater in
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Brake master cylinders rear and front
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Valve train in
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head built up and water pump on
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Official AMC colour isn’t quite the same as car body but best to keep it original
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Lengthened pick up for enlarged sump
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gasket and piston tops

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crank offered up

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Big end bearing shells in

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Channels ready to go
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Studs in
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Webs and journals obvious as crank built up
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Individual con rods and pistons were so far out from each other when weighed that a harmonic damper is used at the front of the engine, huge weight removed from the flywheel. The whole mass now rotates beautifully balanced, you can set a cup of tea down on the carb and it barely vibrates. Top work Howard.

Yummy body work

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  1. The picture of the engine on the stand has the casting numbers “343” which means displacement is 343 cubic inches. The engine casting number is located behind the engine mount brackets. The 360 engine has a taller deck height to accommodate the longer rods and “dog-leg” exhaust port cylinder heads. The 360 engine is a stroked 343. A 401 is a stroked 390. Both blocks have a taller deck height which requires a different intake manifold that is wider. The Edelbrock intake manifold you have is a #7530, the correct manifold for a 343. A 360 engine would require a #7531. The “log” exhaust manifolds on your engine are for a 290, 343, or 1968-69 390 engine. Welcome to the crazy world of AMC engines.

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