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Gary
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From: Sarasota, Fla. USA
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posted 02-06-2002 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Block: C9VE-B
Heads: C9VE-A

I picked up this engine today for my next project, not sure until I feild strip it if it's a 429 or a 460
I can't find my book to decode these numbers.
Thanks for your help

Pic of the engine on the bottom of my page http://hometown.aol.com/garyslight/page1.html

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Dr. Evil
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From: Sparks, NV USA
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posted 02-06-2002 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dr. Evil   Click Here to Email Dr. Evil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can someone tell me where I can get a book to de-code engines? I go to lots of junk yards, and there are lots of interesting engines but I cannot find any tags or identification on them except the # on the block/heads.
THANKS!

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Just Strokin
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From: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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posted 02-06-2002 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
385 Forum, ask here and they can tell you or do a search

The C9VE heads are similar to the D*VE heads. Small ports, small chamber (75cc) and screw in studs, probably no guide plates.

Also, the C9VE block is similar to the D*VE blocks. It may have the thick main webs.
Also, could possibly be an early CJ engine with 2 bolt mains, odds against it.

The block for sure, if thick main webs, is one of the better blocks to overbore to make a 514-557.

It the rods are the football rods bolts, they make good hipo rods if mag'd, resized and ARP bolts.

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Gary
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posted 02-08-2002 07:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for info, I striped the engine down to bare bones, block is std. bore with the thick webbing, heads look to be in good shape too Another set of DOVE-C heads came with it with guide plates and adjustable rocker studs. Time to mag and sonic the parts and build a motor!
By chance does anyone have a timing cover for an early 429-460..mine has a crack?

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