CUTLASS 1986 Cutlass 442 engine support needed!

Johnny206

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Aug 31, 2020
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Hi all,

I am new to this and hope i can get some help with my cutlass build here in Seattle. I have a 1986 white t-top Cutlass 442. Currently I dropped a GM 350 Goodwrench (1006636) it also has some heads with casting number 4036, so not sure what I have. I am new to carburetor motors so I keep getting stuck with everything. One thing I know is that this car had this motor in it before, so it's all wired up for carb, if that makes sense. Where I am stuck is the headers, I bought some and they hit the frame and I just don't know what headers to buy that would bolt right up. I attached some pictures, I have a long way to go, but I am determined to get this done.

  1. What headers can i get for a good price that would bolt right up with this motor?
  2. Does it look like I have the right motor mounts? If not, what can I use that I can get at the local auto parts store?
  3. Is this worth building, what's my car worth if i put some money into it?

Also if you are in Seattle, WA selling some parts or willing to help build (I will pay for the help and knowledge)

Thanks Ya'll
 

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69hurstolds

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If that's an 86 I'd be suspicious.

Looks to me like you have a white 85 442. I'm betting the car has an FR in the VIN, along with the 9 engine code. And NO cowl tag. Am I right?

Two giveaways...it looks like original color on the main body, and there's no 3rd brake light or evidence one lived back there. In 85 it was a dealer installed option, in 86 it was factory and federally-mandated.

Get headers for a Malibu/Monte V8. They should bolt right in. That's about all I got.
 
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5spdCab

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Hey johnny206, welcome to GBF from Seattle (Tukwila actually), with a '78 Caballero and '79 El Camino.
We should get together some time soon and compare notes on our cars.
 
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69hurstolds

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Appears it may be one of those hit and run types...waits a year to make a first post? Hmm.
 
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That poor car, smashed then assaulted by a sbc transplant. As said, consider it another chebby, anything made the factory sbc cars will fit.
 
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Johnny206

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Appears it may be one of those hit and run types...waits a year to make a first post? Hmm.
I dont understand? I first got on here to see if i can find information to help me with the builds. I just got to busy and left it alone for a bit. Now I got time lol
 

Johnny206

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Hey johnny206, welcome to GBF from Seattle (Tukwila actually), with a '78 Caballero and '79 El Camino.
We should get together some time soon and compare notes on our cars.
For sure! I also posted my K5 I am just finishing up
 
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