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Olds j2 rocket engine with 3 deuces

Old December 20th, 2017, 12:34 PM
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Olds j2 rocket engine with 3 deuces

my dad left me this engine after he past in March of this year. It has roughly 10000 original miles on it. I was wanting to know about what it is worth. Also have a short block in the same engine that has balanced and blue printed with an aluminum flywheel. Thanks for any help
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More information needed.... I'm assuming this is a stock 371 (57 58) engine with all the stock carbs air cleaners and manifold and not a later 371 (baby 394 style engine) that has been modified.. Also the engine that has the aluminum flywheel is it for sure set up for a stick and you aren't looking at a flex plate and thinking it's a flywheel,makes a difference. What shape is the second engine, any history? Was daddy a drag racer or hot rodder? Were those 10,000 miles a 1/4 mile at a time? How were these engines stored? Will they turn over with a breaker bar and a 1 1/8 inch socket? Where are you located.... Tedd
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Welcome to the site... Definitely more info is needed... Any photos available to help identify the engines???
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Originally Posted by Tedd Thompson View Post
More information needed.... I'm assuming this is a stock 371 (57 58) engine with all the stock carbs air cleaners and manifold and not a later 371 (baby 394 style engine) that has been modified.. Also the engine that has the aluminum flywheel is it for sure set up for a stick and you aren't looking at a flex plate and thinking it's a flywheel,makes a difference. What shape is the second engine, any history? Was daddy a drag racer or hot rodder? Were those 10,000 miles a 1/4 mile at a time? How were these engines stored? Will they turn over with a breaker bar and a 1 1/8 inch socket? Where are you located.... Tedd

Tedd, I think you asked all the questions I wanted to know. Pics would definitely be needed.
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Yep. Location could be the deal breaker.
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Sounds like some cool stuff. Welcome to Classic Oldsmobile. We would love to see pictures.
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Old December 30th, 2017, 03:48 PM
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Sorry I have not been able to respond back. The complete engine has the original oil bath double breather. And yes the fly wheel is aluminum because a magnet won't stick to it. I have a few pics to send. It's in a corner tied up with stuff all around it. And it's been covered up real good. I live n North Carolina near Charlotte. Not sure how to send pics thru this form.

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Still many unanswered questions
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