1. BeepBeepRR

    BeepBeepRR Well-Known Member

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    I have a 1969 383 vin pad says 9a293152
    Block casting number 2468130 12
    Night build
    Distributor pad says
    e383
    6-10-2
    HP
    Sadly this engine was rebuilt but stored poorly and will need to be torn back down and really cleaned.

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  2. FranksCoronet

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    Just curious, how can you tell if it's a night build? I see that alot but have no idea how to figure it out
     
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    BeepBeepRR Well-Known Member

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    On the side of the block you will see a D and an N which ever letter the arrow points to shows day or night.
     
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    • Lefty71

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      That's a night "cast", not build. A night "build" would be HP2 I do believe.

      I wish that was the motor for my '69 Dart GTS 383...…..
       
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        BeepBeepRR Well-Known Member

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        Yes Lefty is correct.. It cant be built before the block was cast.. lol
         
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        Did some checking today its standard bore no ridge I believe the standard pistons. Heads were gasket matched and some light porting work. Looks like new intake valves and new valve springs. I will know more about it as I tear it down for a good cleaning. had a damn rat nest in the lifter valley..
         
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        Not implying you wouldn't know that, just trying to clarify for FranksCoronet, oh nevermind lol

        Anyway, I'm still running out to the barn to look at the VIN on the Dart, because that would make my day like winning the lottery. :thumbsup:
         
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          BeepBeepRR Well-Known Member

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          Lol
           
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          BeepBeepRR Well-Known Member

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          Here are some good news and bad news pictures.
          The good

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          The bad E30C83FE-2F06-4ECA-A69E-DA4DA4FA45E7.jpeg 2A1D53BB-41CC-4962-822A-085D8BCB48FE.jpeg 2A75964A-8536-4B38-A611-624CA6E2E8B7.jpeg
           
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          BeepBeepRR Well-Known Member

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          Well so far everything seems to be in decent shape on the bottom end of this 383. I pulled the rods and pistons out yesterday and the rod bearings look new and only showed some slight ware from me rotating the engine to get to the caps. I will pull the crank today and inspect that. Its a forged crank with provisions for a manual trans. Also pulled the cam and its a purple cam which there are only 2 purple cams with a single bolt. And the timing set was brand new and in perfect shape. So the guy I got this engine from was not lying when he said it was rebuilt. However the rat nest in the valley and the rust in that area tell me it sat with no intake for a while.
          The 906 heads seem to be in very good shape but need to be cleaned up a little as well.

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          While doing some research... I found on the A12 registry that the numbers for some of those cars match the number on this block. I mean sequence wise. So Am I thinking wrong that this was a Lynch Rd Road Runner 383HP? Damn were all the lynch road cars 440 6 pack cars? I guess so.

          RM23M9A 291525-Car 123
          RM23M9A 293748-Car 284
          RM23M9A 293755-Car 573
          RM23M9A 293757-Car 126
          RM23M9A 293771-Car 578
          RM23M9A 294922-Car 279
          RM23M9A 294942-Car 218
          RM23M9A 294944-Car 602
          RM23M9A 298949-Car 301
          RM23M9A XXXXXX-
           
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          Not all Lynch Road cars were 440-6.

          I have a gap in my VIN sequence list.


          293152 could have come from a Super Bee or Road Runner or any Belvedere R* or Coronet W* four speed non AC car. Scheduled production date was likely 610 or 611.
           
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          I guess this old engine has lost its car. So Im going to proceed on and build it. I have the block cleaned and looking really good. I also painted the 71 covers to use on it. Since I hate the edelbrock covers. Im going turquoise with the engine build. I will be putting this in the 66 Belvedere. IMG_2441[1].JPG
           
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