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Small block head #2706442
10/13/19 04:33 PM
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Where do you find the markings to find out if they are j /x heads ? pic would be helpful . Thanks in advance

Re: Small block head [Re: RiskyRickey] #2706966
10/15/19 11:57 AM
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i think there is a cast X or J under the valve cover, somewhere close to the head casting number.
beer

Re: Small block head [Re: moparx] #2706980
10/15/19 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by moparx
i think there is a cast X or J under the valve cover, somewhere close to the head casting number.
beer

Those letters are cast into the head by the spark plugs, #7 on the drivers side and #2 on the other side, the head casting number is cast on them near the 2nd rocker arm stands scope
BTW the 1970 to 1973 340/360 915 heads came in two different valve sizes as well as several different letters cast on them not just the J shruggy


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Re: Small block head [Re: Cab_Burge] #2706996
10/15/19 12:53 PM
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thanks for correcting me cab ! up
it's been a LONG time since i played with a small block. if i remember correctly, it was around 1983 or so.
beer

Re: Small block head [Re: Cab_Burge] #2707000
10/15/19 01:06 PM
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The photobucket watermark is exactly where I don't want it for the J head, but there's enough there to see where they are..

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1969 Super Bee, 383, 4-speed, T5;
1969.5 Road Runner, 440-6, 4-speed, 96;
1970 Duster 340, 4-speed, EV2;
1970 Charger R/T SE, 440 (496), Auto, EB3;
1970 Dart Swinger 340 (416), 4-speed, EV2;
1970 Corvette coupe, LS5, 4-speed, Daytona yellow;
2000 Corvette coupe, LS1, 6-speed, TT, Torch red.
Re: Small block head [Re: KWF340] #2707259
10/16/19 12:19 PM
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i uncovered the only small block i have just to see, and yep, a big fat J was where it was shown in the pics.
now if i can just remember ! spank
1983 till now. 26 years. wow.
beer

Re: Small block head [Re: moparx] #2707429
10/16/19 10:38 PM
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1983 is 36 years ago.

Re: Small block head [Re: 57Fury440] #2707581
10/17/19 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by 57Fury440
1983 is 36 years ago.


see, i can't count either ! laugh2
CRS and "oldtimers" disease are serious medical conditions !
beer

Re: Small block head [Re: moparx] #2707587
10/17/19 11:09 AM
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You are better off looking for the casting numbers for J heads.

The 1970 up 915 heads can be J, O, U or Z.

Around 1974 or so, another J head came on the scene, it is a 974 casting.


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