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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 20, 8:40 AM
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Re: Longest Living Car Engines...

Maybe not the best but the Olds 307 was a nice running motor. I've seen many go over 200,000 without any smoke!!
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 20, 8:47 AM
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The flathead was produced through 1973 in Europe but later versions had an OHV conversion.
The Simca V8s are kind of a weird story too... when Simca was bought out by Chrysler, they made Hemi-head (Ardun copies) version of the little 60hp flathead Ford, with Chrysler logos on the engine.

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My error, the first Ford OHV V8 was 1954, wasn't a 221, but was the same cu/in as a Flat head, 239, 1954 only, was like the 272,292, 312 engines, not the later model 221 and above.
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Oh, a Y block. I have a buddy that spends lots of money to make underwhelming power with those.

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Oh, a Y block. I have a buddy that spends lots of money to make underwhelming power with those.

They have a bit of a cult following. I usually sell out of 292 and 312 parts pretty quickly, 272 move a little slower, and the 239 parts are best used to hold down the garbage can so it doesn’t blow away


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As usual, Andy is right
If it doesn't fit, force it. If it breaks, it needed to be replaced anyway.

I have to keep reminding myself this isn't a Z16 convertible, Evening Orchid Camaro, or factory 1966 SS427 and get on with it.


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Maybe not the best but the Olds 307 was a nice running motor. I've seen many go over 200,000 without any smoke!!
My 85 full size Olds company car 307 would get 30 mpg on road trips. Only maintenance was oil changes and valve cover gaskets.

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Chrysler Slant 6. Seem them installed in a lot of stuff.

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Toyota 22R and Cummins 6BT. I've seen both of them overheat and lock up from cooling issues or just no dang water in the radiator, let them cool off top off the fluids and change the oil and they run fine.

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Chrysler Slant 6. Seem them installed in a lot of stuff.
The Chrysler Slant six ran from 1959–2000.
Also, the Detroit Diesel Series 71 (6-71 etc..) Production 1938–1997.
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The ford 300 six had a good run

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The Simca V8s are kind of a weird story too... when Simca was bought out by Chrysler, they made Hemi-head (Ardun copies) version of the little 60hp flathead Ford, with Chrysler logos on the engine.
Interesting story. Appears the later versions were able to make a fairly respectable amount of hp.

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If it doesn't fit, force it. If it breaks, it needed to be replaced anyway.

I have to keep reminding myself this isn't a Z16 convertible, Evening Orchid Camaro, or factory 1966 SS427 and get on with it.


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