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350 tear down/

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    WEll I got my free 350 yesterday, adn started tearing it down for the 383 rebuild.
    Whats the easiest way to get the harmonic balancer/dampner what ever that damn thing is called off? Im not gonna be re-using it I dont believe since Im using a 400 crank. Do I need to get a puller and simply jerk the btch off or what?

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    Yes, you need a puller it's much like a steering wheel puller just don't use a three finger type puller it will seporate the balencer from the center piece. I did that once![​IMG]

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    BFH is always an option, haha. A puller and alot of WD-40 will help

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    I stopped by my ucles house today. Since he's retired now he has all his tools at the house. I picked up his puller, also already has the bolts the right length and thread and all to pull it. Also needed some extra bolts, so he hands me a 5 gallon bucket full of bolts, cotters, washers, misc everything. That SOB was tad on the heavy side.

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    Could you possibly do a write of of your conversion with pictures, specs and cost? I'm thinking of doing the same thing. A nice write up would really help alot of us out.

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    I'll see what I can do. Im no engine guru. Im just going of what the "How to build a small block Chevy" book says and info from peeps around here nad info from my uncle.

    Well, here is #1 of the write up.... I started with a complete 350 motor... cost free. [​IMG]

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    alot of stroker info on the camaro owners group board,under engine topic,go to nastyz28.com

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    there is an article at chevymania.com on building a 383, good info i think

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    I'm running a 383 in my blazer, I used stock heads and 5.7 rods, 400 crank. Lots of torque! Best engine I have ever owned.You will be very happy with it.
     
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    Sure 383's are killer motors, but what I have to look at is that I still want to keep my TBI and the computer so Its starting to look like this is going to be "WAY" more involved and expensive than I planned for. Unless I can find some good info that shows other wise. Hot Rod magazine did a 383 with factory computer and TBI adn they said it was near impossible to get it to run right according to the article in Petersons this month.

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