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Re: [T3] will a '68 eng. work in a '63?

Rob wrote:
>I may be able to obtain a complete turn key motor for
>$ 250, they believe it came out of a '68. Is there a
>comparable difference from a '63 that i should be
>concerned with? Something to look for to check its
>conpatability with my '63 notch?

Well a 68 would normally be FI, but since you're using it in an earlier car 
you'll be swapping to to a carb. The big thing I can think of is the engine bay 
is smaller on the early car which makes fitting dual carbs harder, and the 
cooling tin is different ( 2 pcs and wider). 

>I know my car being a 6v will change things like the
>gen, flywheel, etc, but are teh carbs also an issue?

Yes, you'll need to convert the heads over to use a single carb as the engine 
bay is smaller (or you'll have to modify the cooling tin and run without an 
air cleaner with duals), and the cooling tin swapped for the smaller engine 
bay. You've already mentioned the obvious items that need to be swapped. 

>I'm just looking for someway to tell if it will be an
>ok buy, and nothing major will need to change in order
>to fit into my notch. 

The rest shouldn't be a problem, as the engine case will swap, and the engine 
size will be a little larger (100cc's). You might need to have the carb 
jetting checked. Others here with early cars are bound to know more than I. I hope 
this helps.

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof
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