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mahurich
Tribal Scout

USA
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Posted - 10 Jun 2015 :  11:04:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 66 Lemans with a 326 and 092 heads, I have a 63 389 that I want to install and use the 092, 16 or 62 heads on. I have seen a lot of talk about oil passages in the rocker studs in older 389 engines but do not think I will have issues using the 092, 16 or 62 heads. Beside the starter mounting is there any other tips or concerns with using the 63-389?

charlie66
Tribal Scout

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Posted - 14 Jan 2018 :  08:36:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you're moving on to the newer style heads you will need to tape the oil hole in the block deck (1 on each side) so you can plug it up. Also check the bell housing bolt holes to see if there 7/16" or 3/8" . I have a 61 half a 389 4 cylinder and there 7/16" . When i first tried bolting up the block i thought the holes where stripped . But later found out they are 7/16".. also check to see if the block was cast like the 4 cylinder , on the bell housing area of the block, for some reason was casted 5/16" shorter. So a 5/16' spacer might be needed in-between the transmission and the block to make it up. I used 1/4" aluminum and it worked fine..
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charlie66
Tribal Scout

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Posted - 14 Jan 2018 :  08:36:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lol. just saw how old this is ....
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tjs44
Crazy Horse

USA
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Posted - 14 Jan 2018 :  4:46:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The oil passage does NOT have to be blocked!It will dead head on the later head.In maybe 10 early block builds I have never had to plug it.Tom
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