Inbread S-10

Today I started stripping the V-8 2wd S-10 Extended cab I became the owner of. Some things were done right, some so totally wrong I wish I had a
camera with me.
The TH700R4 transmission was not only a F-body unit, They had rotated the tail housing so the speedometer drive pointed up. Then had used some large 3/4 tun truck lug nuts as spacers, and inbread up a 70's GM RWD single post down stud transmission mount to it!
When I pulled the transmission I noted the flywheel was on backwards, because the teeth were half stripped.
You all would have been laughing at the home made conversion motor mounts, Ford Explorior Radiator, 70's D-top 2bbl carb, and other inbread work.
The good points: Headman V8 S-10 headers. Running engine, working transmission. Exhaust repair parts for my old 4x4 conversion blazer (I got visitation rights again with it). 100 AMP alternator. Non computerized HEI distributor. Some body parts for my 4x4 S-10 that's soon to be a V8.
The thing that left me scratching my head. When I pulled the SBC, it has been blue, it has been orange, it cast "305" on the passengers side of the bellhousing. Yet when I run the engine code: KO326TCK I get a 70's 307 number. I can't find a match to the CC1172375 lower number. And it's a passengers side dip stick block. Charles Aint it so delightfull when your building a S-10 from hell to have 15 to snag parts from:-)
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Charles Bendig wrote:

Blue SBC - does it look like Pontiac blue? Lots of 70's Canadian Pontiacs with blue SBC's in them... in fact I think the only 70's Canadian Pontiac that came with a "true" Pontiac V8 was the Firebird.
Ever seen a Super Duty 396 before? They exist in Canada.
Or it's just a bad repaint. My Camaro's engine is blue on the front, orange on the sides (or the other way around) because of a QND repaint...
Ray
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This engine looks to have been painted a few times. The heads are black. The front is Chjevy Orange (a bad job of it). The sides of the block are blue. It looks standard Mid 70's up GM engine blue to me.
It could be from canada. I know GM of Canada marketed things a bit differently. I know they had Canada only options, as well as Canada only models.
Yet never having crossed the border I don't see many of those examples here in Ohio.
Hopefully someone here can ID the engine. My books give me bad numbers. I Won't sell a engine to someone with out knowing what it is. Not fair to the customers. Not to mention with as oddly built as that truck was, Im wondering my self what it is. Charles
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I met a guy from Canada two years ago at Norwalk with a poncho powered Canadian GTO. He said it was a special order and it jacked the cost up quite a bit. IIRC, there were only 8 or so GTOs ordered that way in 70. I got a couple of pictures of it and here's one. It really doesn't do the car justice.
http://home1.gte.net/res03ax9/stuff/gto.jpg
Dave
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poncho462 wrote:

That is a beauty!
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Martin
'01 Formula - MTI Air Box Lid, K&N Filter, Hurst-6,
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The "T" in the TCK suffix code from the engine should indicate it was originally installed in a truck application.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going....
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