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  • 430 Parts car

    I just saw this on craigslist. A 60 with a 430 being parted out...

    http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/1985229676.html
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"

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    i have a 58 h/t with 390 engine. i have read that 390 was a later 58 option. correct? also, car has seat belt loops but belts were never installed. also read that this was a dealer option and not factory. correct? where do i locate data plate to ID if engine is original or not? car was stored in garage for 39 years, no rust. info. saw a 60 h/t on rear of tow truck in front of steel salvage yard and tried to buy if from driver if was being scrapped. not so. driver said that his company had a lot of birds for parts. 60 had some rust but body panels appeared to be straight. if anyone interested, contact me and i will try to get more info. greyfrontier near bakersfield, ca

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    • #3
      i have a 58 h/t with 390 engine. i have read that 390 was a later 58 option. correct? also, car has seat belt loops but belts were never installed. also read that this was a dealer option and not factory. correct? where do i locate data plate to ID if engine is original or not? car was stored in garage for 39 years, no rust. info. saw a 60 h/t on rear of tow truck in front of steel salvage yard and tried to buy if from driver if was being scrapped. not so. driver said that his company had a lot of birds for parts. 60 had some rust but body panels appeared to be straight. if anyone interested, contact me and i will try to get more info. greyfrontier near bakersfield, ca

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      • #4
        '58's had 352's only. 390's weren't available until 1961. There's really no plate that shows if the engine is original to the car but if you're sure it's a 390 then it's not original. There are part numbers on the heads, manifold and block that will give you a clue when it was made.
        John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

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