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    Your motor is looking great! I agree, that's a bummer when you spend money for something nice and it doesn't fit. I bought a stainless steel bolt kit for my engine and used most of the bolts and they seemed to fit fine. That was some time ago and I don't remember where I ordered it from.
    Looks like you'll have that running in no time.
     
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      Actually I guess the not fit problem on the valve cover bolts is not arp's fault. I'm sure the bolts fit fine on stock or similar but these have a thick bolt area, which I should have thought of. But the smaller heads/wrench sizes is not a good thing, in some spots... I removed the exhaust studs, with some difficulty., won't need them in the way of the headers.

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        I think I'm going crazy with the shiny stuff, I can't stop.. Nice deal on this pump from 440source.

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          I put a new timing gears and chain set on, then the cover and water pump final bolt down. Anyone know how I can tell what carb was on this 440 motor. I think it came out of a 72RR. I want to put a holley on it and hope I can use an adapter if necessary.

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            I don't know what was on it but you can't go wrong with a Holley. If mostly racing a 750-850 double pumper, street use a vac. secondary. My 2 cents. A Eddy performer RPM would be a good intake, that'd still give you hood clearance.
             
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              I'm not planning on buying an intake for this motor, yet anyway. I'm trying to buy nice stuff for it but only if it will also fit the 400/512 that I'm hoping to build later when time and money allows. I don't really know how healthy this 440 is. It did pass the compression and leak down tests but I'm not real confident with it. If I buy a new intake I'd probably go ahead and get aluminum heads, cam, ect., and rebuild the short block. I'm pretty sure this is a smog motor with 8 to 1 pistons, very low hp. It is going in the car for now just to get it running/rolling, probably no racing with it., may rebuild it after the 512 or sell it...
              Below is tonight's progress, I made a seal for the fuel cell sump out of 1/2" heater hose, and super glued it on.. ha

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                Got more goodies today.

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                  Coming together and looking Very good!
                   
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                    looking good and keep those update(s) coming ....
                     
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                      Got the mounts on and the dipstick. I recalled how difficult it is to get the new dipsticks in but when I started I said there is no way. The guy who had this motor had broken the dipstick off, so fortunately since I had the pan off it was easy to tap out with a punch. I still had to dremel the new tube down quite a bit before it would fit. Then tapped it on in with a little hammer and an open end wrench that fit snug on it.

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                        At least you put the dipstick on before the engine was installed. I had not thought ahead enough and had to install mine with the engine in the car. I also had to file the tube to get it to fit.
                        I like your fan.
                         
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                          Thanks, An old bud gave me that fan about 5 years ago after I saw it and said I liked it. Speaking of old guys, I found a pic of this 85 year old guy who has been racing his charger (mid 10s) for about 30+ years. I think he quit recently and was selling it.

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