...that are literally laying in grass and in/around an old barn.
The invite came from a friend who was given the pick of the cars and parts on a property owned by a friend of his.
Assuming any of these are salvageable, what should I be looking for in a block number?
Just go for the lowest numbers? Any of them?
I don't know how many blocks are available and only have room to safely store a few at most here so I want to pick up only the best of the bunch.
Assuming they're usable, yes, I'd go with the lowest numbers, especially if they're under a million.
I would get everything you can and give the rest to another T friend, Try your best to save it all... for the next generation. In my opinion there are no bad engine blocks, They are not reproducing them and more than likely will not soon, and if they do the cost will probably be very high....
Laying in grass in Western Oregon? Rust city.
Besides low serial numbers, look for blocks from Improved Fords, with the boss for the hogshead support.
If you see blocks that have the open valve chamber save them for sure. (no valve cover machined areas).
I usually look for aluminum hogsheads, non-starter/gen blocks, and anything that turns over. Also, New Day timers and Champion X plugs.
Well? What did you get?
Yeah man! Spill the beans, or blocks as the case may be.
What I got was a horrible disappointment. I'm at work. When I get home, I can elaborate a little further. Ugh.
Pursuit of the untamed aquatic fowl?