$projecthp
Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: 1965 Block

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Wyoming N.Y.
    Posts
    871
    Corvette(s)
    1961 270HP and 1963 340HP
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default 1965 Block

    Question for John Z:



    John could you please educate me in reference to the possibility of Tonawanda blocks being used in the 1965 production year. Through readings and information provided on Corvettes forums that 1965 was a strike year and that some Tonawanda blocks made their way into Corvette production. Is this information a myth, a story for the myth busters, or did some of these blocks actually find their way into some 1965 Corvettes?

    As always, Thanks for your help!
    Ray

  2. #2
    1965 Block 67HEAVEN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    SouthCentral Ontario
    Posts
    5,980
    Corvette(s)
    www.67HEAVEN.com
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    I'm not John, but didn't the 396 blocks come from Tonawanda?

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Wyoming N.Y.
    Posts
    871
    Corvette(s)
    1961 270HP and 1963 340HP
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default 65 Blocks

    Good catch Haven! I should have stated small block.

    Ray

  4. #4
    ctjackster
    Guest

    Default

    he's referriung to the 3858180 327 blocks from Tonawanda that some say appeared in 65 Corvettes on a limited basis. John (I believe) supports this idea, but has opined that even when such 327 T blocks were used, the engine pad stamp showed a "F" instead of a T.

    lots of folks with T SBs in their vettes wish them to be original . . . but the golden rule is no T SBs in Corvettes, with some extremely limited and rare exceptions

  5. #5
    Member Viet Nam Vett's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Egg Harbor Township NJ
    Posts
    2,410
    Corvette(s)
    65 BB 502 Cp /MSD ATOMIC EFI/ 2009-HUMMER H2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    I got one of them there "T" Tee-Wanda Blocks in my 65 Cp. And it is stamped with a "T" on the pad. So I guess I'm an out cast when it comes to purity..
    "Kid_Again.."Hey, at least I don't have an annoying split window to block my view."

  6. #6
    ctjackster
    Guest

    Default

    Tonawanda SB in a Corvette - no soup for you!



  7. #7
    1965 Block
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Washington, Michigan
    Posts
    7,246
    Corvette(s)
    '67 Marina Blue Convertible
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    A very few Tonawanda-cast 3858180 blocks have been verified in '65 Corvettes, allegedly a result of a temporary foundry issue at Saginaw, but those blocks were machined and assembled at Flint Engine, and the pads are stamped with the "F" prefix. No "T"-prefix pad-stamped SB's were ever installed in a Corvette.

  8. #8
    Administrator Tom Bryant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Edgerton, Ohio, United States
    Posts
    7,150
    Corvette(s)
    1959 black 270hp (9/2/69) 1981 Beige L81(10/20/80)
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    2

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Viet Nam Vett
    . So I guess I'm an out cast when it comes to purity..
    Out cast.
    1959 Chevrolet Corvette 1981 Chevrolet Corvette , 350 L81 automatic Frost Beige

  9. #9
    Member Viet Nam Vett's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Egg Harbor Township NJ
    Posts
    2,410
    Corvette(s)
    65 BB 502 Cp /MSD ATOMIC EFI/ 2009-HUMMER H2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default


    No "T"-prefix pad-stamped SB's were ever installed in a Corvette.

    Well.. got me one...now what...Should I check my Pad #? Do I get a special prize if it is a real vette motor but was not stamped at Flint...???

    No Soup For Me...10 Years......!!!!!!

  10. #10
    1965 Block 67HEAVEN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    SouthCentral Ontario
    Posts
    5,980
    Corvette(s)
    www.67HEAVEN.com
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Viet Nam Vett
    Well.. got me one...now what...Should I check my Pad #?
    Mark,

    I guess we now know why you're dropping in the big-block. You wanted to pull that station-wagon engine outta there.

  11. #11
    Member Viet Nam Vett's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Egg Harbor Township NJ
    Posts
    2,410
    Corvette(s)
    65 BB 502 Cp /MSD ATOMIC EFI/ 2009-HUMMER H2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 67HEAVEN
    Mark,

    I guess we now know why you're dropping in the big-block. You wanted to pull that station-wagon engine outta there.
    Yah Know.....That could be a special secret "Zora" Motor in their... I'll go and check the pad # and post it tomorrow..

    I could have a $100K Special Ebay Motor there..All I need is some documentation and a few pic's and I'm in Business...

Similar Threads

  1. '65 #sMatching--Small Block Engine Swap to What? LONG!
    By 6T5RUSH in forum C1 & C2 General and Technical Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 04-28-04, 08:16 PM
  2. HELP! 283 crankshaft won't fit in 283 block
    By studiog in forum C1 & C2 General and Technical Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-11-03, 08:50 PM
  3. block prep
    By grumpyvette in forum General Automotive Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-05-03, 02:43 PM
  4. Big block vs. small block fuel efficiency?
    By MaineShark in forum C3 Technical and Performance
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-23-02, 04:17 PM
  5. 350 Block
    By cmegga in forum C3 Technical and Performance
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-14-02, 03:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •