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Identify this V8
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 16, 2017 01:03PM

Is this a Kelmark or Crown?

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Re: Identify this V8
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 16, 2017 02:03PM

Kelmark Crown most likely as the engine sets too far forward...we need to see the Bellhousing area to be sure..





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Re: Identify this V8
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 16, 2017 02:06PM

This is the only picture I have. I have a hard time visualizing how far back the engine is since there are no seats and the angle of the picture isn't good. The ad lists "some engine modifications".

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Re: Identify this V8
Posted by: ac1948 ()
Date: June 16, 2017 02:09PM

Double hump heads. Jerry

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Re: Identify this V8
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: June 16, 2017 03:05PM

I thought Kelmark gives you more driver seat room than Crown

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Re: Identify this V8
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 16, 2017 03:23PM

Typo.... corrected!!





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Re: Identify this V8
Date: June 16, 2017 04:22PM

Definitely a Crown. They made a formed engine cover that had two depressions for a "seat"
Crown pushed the engine right close to the center of the chassis.

to get an idea how far forward it is, "draw" a line from the door lock button on each door.
a good 1/3 of the engine is forward of that line.

To technically answer the question in the title - it's a chevrolet small block V8 probably a 350 - late 1960s early 1970s


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Re: Identify this V8
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: June 16, 2017 04:25PM

SBC with (probably) 1.94 inch intake valves. (probably) a 327 CI ?

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Re: Identify this V8
Posted by: justin one ()
Date: June 16, 2017 06:40PM

I looked at this car and it is a Crown setup.IT is a SB, with a manual tranny using Crown parts.Car was originally out of Calif. It is a piece of trash - the only sound parts are the floors.It is not worth looking at much less buying.Can provide more specifics.

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Re: Identify this V8
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: June 16, 2017 07:52PM

I'm no where near the expert most of you are, like Jerry said it has double hump heads, the heads don't have accessory mounting holes on the front, that's an indication of a 60's engine also it has an intake mounted breather/oil fill, that's early 60s too? It's got to have some usable Crown parts wouldn't you think and maybe that engine is just what a Corvette guy needs and he'll give you stupid money for it.

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66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: Identify this V8
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: June 16, 2017 08:29PM

justin one Wrote:
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> I looked at this car and it is a Crown setup.IT is
> a SB, with a manual tranny using Crown parts.Car
> was originally out of Calif. It is a piece of
> trash - the only sound parts are the floors.It is
> not worth looking at much less buying.Can provide
> more specifics.

Steve sez: Justin did you look at the gearbox? If
you know it is broken then your guess is correct. BUT
if the CROWN parts are still good then there is some
value there. I realize the original CROWN is not in
great demand but may offer a good start for someone.

Just an observation on my part from one pic your words.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

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1971 amante gt 110/4
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Re: Identify this V8
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: June 16, 2017 08:57PM

It looks just like my setup, and mine is an original Crown.

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1965 Corsa Coupe Crown V8 mounted mid-body temporarily red lined for repair
House Springs, Missouri

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Re: Identify this V8
Posted by: justin one ()
Date: June 17, 2017 06:09AM

Steve,
This uses the Crown setup- The power train with the Crown components should be salvagable along with SBC in its entirety.There is also a Corsa dash complete though somewhat weathered and a nice set of cast wheels. I have Corv-8 and was looking for additional parts but I used the Wills setup in my own car. The body itself is a disaster with extensive rust and dents.
Dave Nezda

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Re: Identify this V8
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: June 17, 2017 02:23PM

Also is a short water pump. Can't quite see the telltale mark at the top of the block, but since the intake is cast iron, I would guess a 250HP or 300HP 327. Several things scream Crown Conversion.

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