I found a used 472 motor only an hours drive away. Problem is the guy doesnt really know anything about it. How would I be able to identify the year? Also it has a rear sump oil pan installed. Can that be changed back pretty easily? For 100 dollars it could be a safe gamble.
I need an extra motor I can rebuild while driving the car.
You can tell what you have by the casting numbers..The block number is in the back of the motor by the oil pressure sender and the head number that can be seen after you take off the rocker arm cover.. these two numbers will tell you what 472 that it is... If it is a 500 you will also need the crankshaft casting number..
68-68 eldos had rear sump 472's....