1987 Callaway engine

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Never_Lift wrote: Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:56 pm That pic, $2,000 for that mess, as I’m charitable for the Christmas season.
The presentation does leave a bit to be desired. It was hard to even be able to get an overall pic with all the stuff in there around it
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*89x2* wrote: Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:28 pm Is the engine complete?

Got any pics? :hi
Minus the 1 intercooler, it looks complete.
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For better or for worse, it’s mine now 😎
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What is the engine going to be placed into?
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*89x2* wrote: Thu Dec 09, 2021 5:32 pm What is the engine going to be placed into?
I have no idea. To say this came as a complete surprise would be the understatement of the year. I think I’ll just focus on restoring the engine for now and see what comes along.
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Just looked on Callaways website. Intercooler is $1400.
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SurfnSun wrote: Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:36 am Just looked on Callaways website. Intercooler is $1400.
Yikes. Maybe Santa will allow a late addition to my list 🎅
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What's the latest on this? Don't forget to get the Callaway emblems for the intake plenum. :hi
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I’ve got it home and have been removing all the accessories off the front and generally getting it tidied up a bit so I can get it on a stand. I’m talking with a local engine builder about assessing the state of the internals once I get it separated from the trans. Took both valve covers off and it looks brand new topside. #8 spark plug is completely carbon covered. That’s the only one I’ve pulled so far for no particular reason.
So, I’ve been wondering about the intake. Most of the pics I see on the interwebs have the black wrinkle finish but mine appears to have been “polished” like the rams horn and runners. Were all the early cars this way? When did the black finish come about? Are there any resources for pics of the engines before being re-installed? I know some of the accessories and brackets I have are not original.
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All the 87-91 Callaway engines had the black wrinkle finish. Here's a pic of an engine from 1987 to help. It appears original in the pic:
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