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8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« on: March 28, 2018, 03:38:58 AM »
1968 Camaro Big Block Chevy BBC 396 375hp MQ 4 Bolt Block 3916323 323 J-12-7 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F332581306854
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Re: 8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 05:34:21 PM »
That's a $500/210lb protect-o-plate..
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Re: 8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 06:50:27 PM »
I tend to agree. I am not sure I would want to deal with having that fixed. Unless I owned the car...
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Re: 8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 07:16:13 PM »
If I had the Car, build a CE L78 Motor and then take this Cylinder-Block and manufacture a glass topped coffee table ,,,,,

I concur it is almost only worth something to the owner of that VIN,
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Re: 8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 07:33:59 PM »
I'm curious what cased the block ends to break off.
Never had seen that before even on abused motors.

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Re: 8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 08:31:47 PM »
I have seen it before. Clutch exploded. That what scattershields are for. Car might be easy to find. Holes or big dents in the floor.
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Re: 8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 02:38:14 PM »
I think you are right. It was some type of clutch/pressure plate/flywheel failure that caused the damage.  And people need to remember to also run the block plate when the run a scatter shield.  It's good insurance.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now 468 cubic inch BBC/M21
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Re: 8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 06:06:37 PM »
I wouldn't be afraid of that block. Sleeves are a fine option. If I had a 8N337xxx and was NOM, I'd run that......
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Re: 8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2018, 06:36:42 PM »
Sleeves usually are not a problem.

The areas in the rear where it was damaged and repaired (both sides) are what I would be worried about.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now 468 cubic inch BBC/M21
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Re: 8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2018, 09:39:39 PM »
Looks saveable if you wanted to save it.

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Re: 8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2018, 11:30:21 PM »
Looks like it was welded with a nickle rod. I don't like the porosity, it could leak oil under pressure.
Doug  '67 RS/SS 396 auto I know the car since new