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    J&E forged pistons for 263

    Custom. Ben
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    J&E forged pistons for 263

    I used Arias for my "hop up". Davin does not know from whence he speaks, sometimes. Ben
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    Modern valves for an out of production engine

    Larry, I took the head to my STRAIGHT EIGHT to a performance machine shop and asked them to do their thing. They did. I have no idea what was used. They have access to EVERYTHING. Ben
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    Ac/heater controls

    Yep, you are manually doing the job of the temp controller. Ben
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    Ac/heater controls

    Since car type is not mentioned, we [ I ] can only guess. Mention of vacuum line is a clue. Guessing the vacuum controller is bad and not changing as it should. Happened on my '92 Roadmaster. Controller from a junk yard Caprice worked. Ben
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    New member taking time to wish everyone well.

    Raul, that is a 263 for certain. All 1950 Specials were 248. The last ones. Actually a one year engine. See the water pump outlet coming around into the side of the block? 1950 and later. See the "ribs" on the cylinders? 263 only. Post war [ 1946 and later ] engines had the series number...
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    New member taking time to wish everyone well.

    Welcome, That number is strange. Do you have pictures of the driver [ left ] side? Need to see the water pump, cylinders and crankcase vent inlet. Ben
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    Decoding a 1940 46c VIN

    From what I can see in the driver side picture, I believe you have a 1953 engine, which is a 263. The air cleaner on earlier engines set square" with the engine, not angled forward as yours. Did that in 53 only. Of course, valve cover may not be original. It IS a '50 or later as evidenced by...
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    Decoding a 1940 46c VIN

    Jer, thanks for joining us. That is not an original number. Been ground off and restamped. Some more pictures of the engine might help. Drivers side down low. I believe the engine number is stamped under the water pump as well. Is in '50s any way. Ben
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    Got my AFB Rebuilt by Tom Telesco and runs great

    Tom is a great guy. I bought a mini starter [12V] for my 263 from him. Also a NOS Mark IV under dash AC. Happy with both. Ben
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    New Project

    1952 263 from a Special Ben
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    New Project

    Except for the homemade intake/exhaust manifold looks pretty normal. If you get to No Texas, holler. Ben
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    Parting out 52 Roadmaster

    milner, we are talking about a straight eight here, not a V8. Welcome. Ben
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    New Project

    Welcome! Bob has confirmed a 263 engine. Pictures of the driver side would further confirm. I warmed up a '51 263 for my 1950 Special. Not cheap, but WAY more satisfying than any swap. I did after market pistons to increase the compression to 9.5/1. Bored out to 85 MM. Had the head...
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    Documented installing a fuel pickup/sender on my 1964 Wildcat

    "toy carrot" . Now that is funny! Karma? Ben
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