Rockers.. anyone seen these?

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    Starting to tear down the 440...Found these on it. Anyone have an idea of the manufacturer or any info? Factory maybe? 15798339370156389728243316106826.jpg Google hasn't been helpful.
     
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    Man...someone had to have been in here before...look at this... 1579835038630579211009725225401.jpg
     
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      what are we looking at?
       
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        looks pretty stock to my eyes
         
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          OEM
           
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          • jeepthrills01

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            Was hoping to make sense of how clean this 42 year old engine is. And the markings on the rockers...was hoping someone might recognize them as a certain brand which would verify some work or a rebuild.
             
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            Agreed
             
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            That's the yahtzee answer right there.
             
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            Has anyone cracked one open and been this pleasantly surprised? I mean is this not uber clean inside? It looks freshly back from the hot tank.
             
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            That is super clean!:thumbsup:
             
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            Looks like the oil was changed every week!
             
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            Back in the early 70's I tore a 340 down that had used Havoline oil with a can of STP at every oil change and it also looked brand new inside at 88,000 miles.
            Mike
             
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              There’s no casting flash, usually there’s quite a bit.
               
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              I think it's been rebuilt.
               
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              So you've seen the inside...heres the outside..grime central 20200123_191444.jpg

              Even the underside of the valvecovers looks like new metal...no old rust or coke or grime spots.
               
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                Wow...a new.....Low?

                Pistons sitting on average .170 below deck...run this sucker on 85 octane..lol

                This was one of the last ones...cast date 04/12/78
                 
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                the outside looks pretty good too, considering the greasballs I have dealt with. to me it looks to have been rebuilt using all the factory stuff
                 
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                Yeah..that's after 2 cans of oven cleaner and a hot water wash..lol
                 
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                It looks like there are inspection marks on the oil pump drive and cam.. 1579907585665340652591339579914.jpg
                 
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                And I'm fairly certain someone was in here...it had a steel shim gasket with a blue top and bottom coating on it. Squeezed area measured .030.
                 
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