Humble beginnings, but this will someday be the fire breathing 406 in the Nova

Honey, I'm home! Look what I just bought!!

Looked up the block info:
Engine code 16J151799 = 1=Chevy 6=1976 J=Janesville plant
T101 = Tonawanda plant, October 1
CSU = 400 CI Chevrolet fullsize, 175hp

Finally on the engine stand

#1 and #8 bores have worst ridge at top...

817 block - 1975 casting, 2 freeze plugs per side

Mmmm! Nice and clean...not

more "before" pictures



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