Please Help Identify Engine
I have been driving around what I thought was a '79 258. That's what the title says. The previous owner put in a reman engine at one point, but I understood it to be a direct replacement. It broke. (See my other post if interested.) In the process of fixing this, I took it apart and started looking for some replacement parts. I need a valve, some push rods, a couple rocker bridges, gaskets... One of the parts guys I talked to told me that I don't have a 258. I have a 232... ?
It has the rocker and bridge style with the pivot separate from the bridge. He says this is the "newer" style and could mean the head is from '81 or newer. Or these were just put on an older head. I believe the valve cover is the "old" design. Would this fit on the newer head?
The block has the marking 211E10. He says this means the block is a '78 232.
1) Is he right, the block is a 232?
2) How do I tell what era the head is?
I need a replacement valve, which I have to order depending on what type of head this is. The rest of the parts are common I believe- gaskets, push rods, rockers, etc.