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350/290 Crate Engine - What Do You Tell The Parts Store?

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I'm encountering some difficulty getting parts for my 1985 TA.

It has a 350/290 (12499529) replacement crate engine.

The 350 wasn't available in 1985, so the parts guys do a backflip when I ask for parts (today is an oil pressure sending unit).

What should I tell them is the make\model\year when asking for replacement engine parts?
 

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I'm encountering some difficulty getting parts for my 1985 TA.

It has a 350/290 (12499529) replacement crate engine.

The 350 wasn't available in 1985, so the parts guys do a backflip when I ask for parts (today is an oil pressure sending unit).

What should I tell them is the make\model\year when asking for replacement engine parts?
Take the one out you have, then you should know what was used.

Thank you,
PTA Staff
 
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