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Bobbing back and forth while CONTINUALLY RIDING THE WAVES OF SUCCESS, POST FALLS BASED STANCRAFT, HAS MANAGED TO WEATHER THE VOLATILE AND CHANGING PLEASURE BOAT MARKET.

By producing quality hand CRAFTED WOODEN BOATS. CURRENTLY CELEBRATING ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY, STANCRAFT BEGAN BY MAKING ITS MARK ON FLATHEAD LAKE IN MONTANA IN 1933,.

Company founder, stan young BEGAN BUILDING A BUSINESS THAT HE WOULD LATER PASS ON TO HIS SON SYD. WHEN MY DAD STARTED RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL IN 1933 HE HAD.

A natural genius for the boats AND HE WAS A CAPABLE BUILDER AND DESIGNER SO HIS DAD MY GRANDPA HELPED HIM BUILD A BOAT SHOP OUT OVER THE WATER IN FLATHEAD LAKE IN THE EARLY.

30s and that’s where he STARTED YOU KNOW THEY WERE JUST BUILDING RUNABOUTS, PROBABLY FROM 33 UNTIL THE WAR BROKE OUT. AND AT THAT POINT EVERYBODY.

Shut down because you couldn’t BUY LUMBER ANYMORE THE WHOLE THING WAS WORLD WAR II. STANLEY CAME BACK AFTER THE WAR AND THE NEXT 20 YEARS OR SO STANCRAFT WAS WHERE THEY.

Built a great deal of the STANCRAFTS AROUND TODAY. I GREW UP IN THE BUSINESS I WAS BORN INTO IT AS A LITTLE KID I WAS DOWN AT THE SHOP SEEMED LIKE A FUN PLACE TO BE.

And i don’t think i had a TERRIBLY LARGE INTEREST IN THE DESIGN PROCESS UNTIL ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO, I HAD BEEN AROUND IT WORKED BESIDE MY DAD ON OCCASION WHERE I COULD WATCH.

HowTo Tear Down Chevy 350 Small Block Engine Motorz 63

I’m chris duke and today on motorz we’re tearing down our chevy small block to get it ready for rebuild. Presented by AMP Research. For the past four seasons of Motorz, we’ve shown you how to modify the suspension for both cars and trucks improve your vehicles performance by showing you how to install everything from an air intake.

All the way up to a supercharger. add a ton of aftermarket accessories and maintain your vehicle, but one thing we’ve yet to touch is the heart of it all. The show is called Motorz afterall so it’s about time we started working on one of these things. We picked up this old Chevy 350 small block V8 engine online, for under $100. Now the great thing about working on an engine like this is that it is very common, really cheap, they’re easy to work on.

Plus there is a lot of parts and information available on them when shopping for an old vehicle to rebuild the biggest question is whether or not the frame is straight, similarily when shopping for an old engine the biggest question is whether or not the block is usable. Now whether you saw the engine running and then pulled it out of the vehicle, or pulled it out a junkyard, the only way to truely know if the block is usable is by breaking it down and taking a closer look at the block itself.

Over the course of several episodes this season we’re going to show you how to rebuild an engine on a budget that performs well on pump gas. On todays episode we’re going to show you how to tear down this Chevy 350 engine and what to look for along the way, before we head off to our local machine shop to get it all cleaned up So what do we know about this engine already? Well, we pulled it out of a 1969 Chevy pickup, but we really have no idea if that was the original vehicle.

For this engine. the previous owner told us that it has a blown head gasket so we’re already expecting some trouble from this 350, but the price was right, so it’s worth a shot. It goes without saying that you’re going to need an engine stand, some basic wrenches and sockets, and an engine hoist. You can rent an engine hoist for the day like we did, and you can pickup an engine stand for around $100 Try to get one that exceeds the weight of your engine, ours is rated at 1500 lbs.

And one that rotates 360 degrees. upon initial inspection we can already tell that it has some aftermarket parts added such as the valve covers and the intake manifold, so we can assume other modifications have been made to this engine we really won’t know more though until we start ripping it apart. But before we start the disassembly of our engine we can look at the casting numbers which are in plain sight, although there might be a bit of grease and grime in the way. Now if you have trouble.

Reading them, even after cleaning them off with some brake clean, try smearing some paint over the top of the numbers. Now right here located on the front of the engine are the letters and numbers, V0325CMR, the V tells us it was made in Flint Michigan, the 03 indicates the month, the 25 is the day, so we know it was manufacturered on March 25th the suffix code CMR tells us the engine was made for either a.

1974 or 1978 chevy, based on this information alone we can already determine that this engine wasn’t the original engine in the 1969 truck we pulled it out of. Digging a little deeper on the back of the engine we found a casting number of ‘70010, again looking online we found that this number is associated with a 327 from 1968, since this is a 350 we can ignore that one, but that number.

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