Vintage Plymouth Indy engine

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  1. SSVDP

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  2. pishta

    pishta I know I'm right....

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    They F'd TWO (!) motors up during a STP oil shoot! The oil was supposed to be preheated to 200F before the motor was started and they filled it cold on camera and then started the motor, I think its oil pump failed or something. There was full article somewhere posted about it. Comic tragedy. Ill have to find it

    "...That engine you have there is what is known as the STP Plymouth Indy Engine that was built at Keith Black Racing Engines. Gurney had nothing to do with it… My dad had everything to do with it and 10 were built. My dad was working with Pete Hutchison with Chrysler who was the factory rep out in South Gate with my dad at KB’s while they were developing that engine for the Stock block program that Art Pollard was slated to drive. The car didn’t qualify because Andy put some cold STP into the dry sump tank during a STP shoot and the glop blocked off the oil flow and burned the engine up …. They swapped out a second engine (using same oil cooler) and it failed again and they pulled the car from competition… My dad flew back to INDY to see what the hell was going. He cut open the oil cooler and it was loaded with engine debris from the first engine. Anyway, it turned out to be a bad scene although one of the engines I believe won the Michigan 200 in a Gaerhart STP Indy car…"..Bob Sykes Jr.
    Weslake-Plymouth indy engine
     
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    • RustyRatRod

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      Somebody needs to put that in a 65 Barracuda.
       
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      • RustyRatRod

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        Look at the distributor in it. That's a factory Mopar electronic unit. All you fellas always arguing about ignition systems take note.
         
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          Says while sitting on porch throwing peanuts from a rockin chair .. lmao
           
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          • RustyRatRod

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            hush up fool.
             
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            • '63GT

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              That was a great piece of reading !!!
              any more details??
               
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              I guess you didn't see I assembled this night before last. So I AM doing somethin. Pecker.


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                • mbaird

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                  Doubt that was the original dizzy since it has a MP part number tag . The PN would not have been assigned yet.
                   
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                  • RustyRatRod

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                    LOL Is that an old picture or something you're working on now? Details man. Details.
                     
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                    Old. I did that's for you know who.
                    2.2 turbo pistons, 198 rods, .500's lift cam
                    Ported head.
                     
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                    Yeah I remember that. Did it ever get running? I used the non turbo pistons since I wanted some semblance of compression.
                     
                  • Dana67Dart

                    Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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                    If 1000 of us pitch in 25 bucks we could buy the motor
                     
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                    • brian6pac

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                      Come on Rusty looks like you are lagging behind, you got some work to do.
                       
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                      • RustyRatRod

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                        I know right? The head's still at the sheen shop gettin cut for bigger valves, then I gotta take it to the porter.
                         
                      • abdywgn

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                        engine would be great in a T-bucket or replicate Rod Shop's Colt wagon...
                         
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                        Original was a Spaulding unit.

                        It’s missing and they just put that in there.

                        That electronic ignition in the motor now did not exist in 1969.
                         
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                          • toolmanmike

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                            You need a home made luminumum' head Rusty!

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                              If he fired it, idk.
                              Does anything ever get finished
                              You're using stock 225 rods?
                              I used the longer rod, its 9.2 iirr

                              Head flows about 195/140cfm 1.70/1.44 off the top of my head. It's written down somewhere.
                               
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                              No. The 198 rod is 7.005. That's the rod I'm using. And no, nothing seems to get finished, although I am going to work on that. lol
                               
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                              • Hyper_pak

                                Hyper_pak Old School Chrysler Fan

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                                I will be watching to see what it goes for.
                                There are extra parts and a set of Weber carbs also.
                                Bad ass stuff there.
                                This picture is from Lincoln NE at the Speedway Museum.
                                As far as that Auction motor I think I have a Colt in the garage that could go into one day...
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                                  I like the little Keith Black emblem on the one valve cover.
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