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Hey, I have an old dodge 1967 coronet 440 and i am going to restore it. does anyone have any tips. I also need to find out a way to find out the horsepower it has and what engine type it is ( 5.2 L V8, 7.0 L V8, etc.)

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Make sure you id this motor before taking it to the machine shop. then get some steel letter stamps and mark it with your last 4 of your ss# or something you can prove.{stamps are like 10 to 20 bucks from places like harbor freight}. i had a case where i took a running 426 to mch shop, then two weeks later called to come and examine a block where therod had been thrown. it was not my block, but i couldn't prove it. the block was junk and they had one to sell me for $2,000.00 ,also if the plug wires go in to the middle of the valve cover ITS A HEMI. have fun ...

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Restoring....get your bank account in order,lol.Smallblock Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth...273,318,340,360 are all of the "LA" family and have the distributor in the rear of the engine,close to the firewall.Bigblock V8's,361,383,400,426,440..all have the distributor in the front of the engine,on the passenger side,mounted at an angle.This is the easiest way to visually identify small block or big block.Back then,they didnt use Liters,only cubic inches.When i say 273,426..etc...that is the engine's cubic inch displacement.You can order a parts book for your car from Year One,they specialize in restoration parts,and the book also contains information on how to further identify and decipher many things about your particular car.Also contains factory horsepower ratings for individual engines.I have a 1973 Plymouth RoadRunner with a 360 putting out about 450 horsepower at the crankshaft.Mopar or no car.

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