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    PopsProject First Time Valve Cover Removal

    secluff, great info, thanks!  I’ll keep looking.  And I’ll check the timing chain and sprocket. 71PJ, gears and O/D transmission are planned for later, probably a 5 psd manual.  I agree, 3.55s are a good set up.  Had them years ago in a 4 speed car.  This car came with 3.00 gears but the tach...
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    PopsProject First Time Valve Cover Removal

    Thanks! 71PJ, I’m trying to verify that this is the original engine while planning some easy performance upgrades.  My searches only revealed color code stripes on valve springs except one thread that said something about orange performance springs.  Was hoping to hear “Yeah, it’s a 73 302” or...
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    PopsProject First Time Valve Cover Removal

    First, I’m a newbie, first post.  I recently retired and it’s been 30 years or more since I did any car work and then it was mostly GM products. I picked up a 73, 302 coupe for my grandson and I to work on.  It is supposedly a 55k mile car. We’ve replaced the original FoMoCo shocks and swapped...
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