#9191
V8 Staff
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The 340 was pulled from the ‘Cuda’s nose and put on a stand for evaluation. It looked OK on the top side, but years of leaks and heat cycling really took a toll on everything below the valve covers.

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The rear plugs were seeping a bit.

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The distributor gasket was leaking as well.

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The exhaust manifolds were correct, but looked pretty rough. The heat shield was surprisingly complete, but also kind of crisp.

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Motor mounts were a bit greasy.

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Just a bit. 😀

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