Welcome to Club Hot Rod!  The premier site for everything to do with Hot Rod, Customs, Low Riders, Rat Rods, and more. 

  •  » Members from all over the US and the world!
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and hundreds of thousands of posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

 
Like Tree19Likes

Thread: Chevrolet performance 350 crate motor
          
   
   

Reply To Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 21 of 21
  1. #16
    jerry clayton's Avatar
    jerry clayton is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Bartlett
    Posts
    6,831

    sounds like that would be a excellent core for a rebuild
    glennsexton likes this.

  2. #17
    DrGoob is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    hartland
    Car Year, Make, Model: 69 Chevy C10
    Posts
    11

    I would rebuild it, but it is my daily driver and i wouldnt have any way of getting to work and back while it was out of the truck. So whatever i do would probably have to be done in a weekend

  3. #18
    rspears's Avatar
    rspears is offline CHR Member/Contributor Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Gardner, KS
    Car Year, Make, Model: '33 HiBoy Coupe, '32 HiBoy Roadster
    Posts
    11,051

    Some will disagree, but for a stock replacement your local auto supply can often be the lowest cost alternative. For example, a long block for your '93 C1500 from O'Reilly's comes with a 3 year, unlimited miles warranty - PowerTorque Remanufactured VCM5 - Long Block Engine | O'Reilly Auto Parts

    You might also look at national places like Jasper's, but I think they may only sell through their installer shops, local independent mechanic shops who buy from them wholesale, have tax numbers, etc, etc. My Son-In-Law bought one from them recently (without talking to me first......) Just a thought, trying to offer you some alternatives.
    Rrumbler and 36 sedan like this.
    Roger
    Enjoy the little things in life, and you may look back one day and realize that they were really the BIG things.

  4. #19
    Rrumbler is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Car Year, Make, Model: Sans hot rod, sold the truck.
    Posts
    1,207

    Roger and others have the right of it in my estimation. My son blew his 351W and needed the car for to get to work, so we found a re-man from a reputable builder and speced a cam for it; got the long block in a day, and working a few hours at night after he got off work, we had it in and running in two days. Just transferred all of the shiny, pretty parts from the old one to the new and set it back in the car. Total cost was somewhere just shy of $2200, including me having to buy some shop equipment that I had disposed of in another life in error.

    .
    glennsexton and rspears like this.
    Rrumbler, Aka: Hey you, "Old School", Hairy, and other unsavory monickers.

    Twistin' and bangin' on stuff for about sixty or so years; beat up and busted, but not entirely dead - yet.

  5. #20
    DrGoob is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    hartland
    Car Year, Make, Model: 69 Chevy C10
    Posts
    11

    So i think im buying a 350 that a local racer built for his daughter to use in her car, but she never ended up racing so it was never used. He claims it has around 330hp with roller cams, and i think flat top pistons..... he wants 1100 for it, but i know he needs money so i can probably get it for less... its complete. Intake manifold, carb, water pump, all that good stuff... now before j buy it i am going to see what it has for compression. What is the highest compression i can run on 97 pump gas?
    Rrumbler, glennsexton and 36 sedan like this.

  6. #21
    techinspector1's Avatar
    techinspector1 is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
    Car Year, Make, Model: '32 Henway
    Posts
    12,423

    Where can you buy 97 octane pump gas?

    About 165 psi on a compression gauge is the limit for using pump gas that is readily available on any corner (probably 91/92/93 octane). 91 is all you can buy here in The Socialist People's Republic of Mexifornia.
    Run the motor to bring the coolant temperature up into the normal operating range. Remove all spark plugs to make the motor easier for the starter to turn over. Disable the hot line to the ignition coil to prevent a fire. Allow at least 5 "chuffs" from each cylinder to allow the test gauge needle to reach the max reading. I like to have a spare, fully-charged battery standing by....or another vehicle that I can jump from in the event I run down the test vehicle's battery. Have a good set of jumper cables standing by also.
    http://boxwrench.net/specs/chevy_sb.htm

    .
    Last edited by techinspector1; 08-18-2015 at 09:07 PM.
    36 sedan likes this.
    PLANET EARTH, INSANE ASYLUM FOR THE UNIVERSE.

Reply To Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Links monetized by VigLink