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Bought an engine from j20mark and i have no friggin idea what year it is. Since he isn't returning my calls i come to you. What i need is a locations of numbers so i can post them and have them deciphered for me. I need this for several reasons. Finding the right oil filter, need to get the right dipstick press in rod for the block and timing stuff. Help me out please.
 

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There are no ID numbers cast or stamped into the block itself, aside from the big "360" cast into the side of the block under the motor-mounts.

The ID tag was screwed to the front of the passenger-side valve-cover. Needless to say, what's on there is not always related to what the engine came out of.
 

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Yep, My valve cover reflects my 304..

When asking for parts I just ask for 74 360 spark plugs and what not
 

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That figures, AMC must not have thought that someone may need to replace a valve cover. I took out a 360 from my 87' grand waggy and the block i put in needs an oil dipstick tube. ( the one that presses into the block. The one from my 87' is too small in diamiter and is broken anyway. Any place i could pick one up that is the size i need? Thanks for the help.
 

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Maybe J&W wrecking yard out in Roseville CA area or Rancho Jeep Recycling in Rancho Cordova
 

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Dipstick tubes are still available from the dealer for under $10. Are you sure that the old one is completely out? Maybe see what year the part-numbers changed, and order the earlier one. I'm guessing that any change would have occurred with the '79 model year, so maybe see if a '78 or earlier application calls for a different number.

Good luck finding a dealer who would work with you on this one.
 
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