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Offline ROMI

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How do you ID a 71 340 TA engine?
« on: September 13, 2006 - 06:58:47 PM »
I need to know how you identify whether a 71 340 Six Pack engine is an original T/A, AAR or just a built up 340?

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How do you ID a 71 340 TA engine?
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Re: How do you ID a 71 340 TA engine?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006 - 08:05:58 PM »
The T/A was a 70 only option.  To the best of my knowledge a 71 T/A motor would not exist.   Most likely the 70 T/A motor would be cast in 69.  I believe the block has the writing 340 TA cast on the block side.
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Re: How do you ID a 71 340 TA engine?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006 - 08:08:15 PM »
Some left over T/A blocks were used in 1971 on 4 barrel cars, look for the T/A casting number in the driver's side;

http://www.aarta.com/numbers_matching/images/casting_311229.jpg

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Re: How do you ID a 71 340 TA engine?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006 - 10:25:37 PM »
Oh $#!t Tod!  I think the motor I put in the white/blue 71 340 R/T was one of those!  I seem to remember seeing that on the block!  I know the steering gear box also said t/a on it...
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Re: How do you ID a 71 340 TA engine?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2006 - 05:06:45 AM »
If it is the one you bought from me it wasn't a T/A.  That motor came out of a 68 Formula S that Scott M. had let rot to death in his yard. 


Thanks for the pic and info Barry.   :thumbsup:
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Re: How do you ID a 71 340 TA engine?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2006 - 07:40:56 AM »
Must be thinking of another block I've had.  Maybe I'll check out the one in my warehouse and see if it is it.
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Re: How do you ID a 71 340 TA engine?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2006 - 07:24:44 PM »
Thanks everyone.  Thanks much for the pic Barry !

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Re: How do you ID a 71 340 TA engine?
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