Adventures in quarantine part 2

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So I unearthed a old Mopar block in my yard.

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After further excavating. I unearthed a casting number.

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And a casting date.

2899830 4-14-72

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The whole bottom end is packed with gravel and I mean packed. This was after prying the rocks out.

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From the casting code I think I have a 383. Neat! But from what I can tell Chrysler never made a 383 in 72 or very few at least.

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After some wire wheel time on the data pad by the distributor, I could see it was stamped there but can’t get enough off of it.

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HT 3

36 26

????

I checked the bore as best I could, and it’s well over 4 inches so that would make it a 400.

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Problem is that the casting number doesn’t come up in any research I’ve done on 400s.

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I’m kinda stumped now. Anybody know any Mopar block experts?

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I wonder what else is buried back here. It’s been a good bottle mine too.

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