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Bad thing turned out good!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 1985K20, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. 1985K20

    1985K20 1/2 ton status

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    yesterday i change both flex hoses on my truck,i tought while i was at it, to adjust my rear brakes. So i did but i had them pretty tight but i told myself it was gonna get back to normal quick...

    Well it didnt: today i went to deliver an air compressor 40 miles away from home, and all the way up there i could feel the truck strugling more than usual,temperature raising up high,...so i put the blame on heavy winds hitting me straight ahead but this wasnt the problem.

    Problem was sticking brakes on right rear wheel :mad: I could'nt hold my hand on the hub!!! too hot: I just learned not to tighten too much rear brakes :blush:

    Anyway i stopped to a local garage and ask the mechanic for a flat screwdriver to loosen that...no way this was bougin :confused: So the more experienced fella had a look at it and he loosened it by hittin the adjuster with a flat punch and hammer :doah:

    They ended up askin questions bout my truck: what year?:85, v-8?:ya,you lookin for a motor?:maybe...so he said i got one here and its yours for 100 bucks! I said is it a 305,350?? what is it? Buddy says donoo, so i looked at casting number: 3-9-7-0-0-1-0 :D
     
  2. gone huntin

    gone huntin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Uh, ok.
    3970010....302.....69....4bolt...Z-28 Camaro
    3970010....327.....69....2bolt...Trucks and industrial
    3970010....350...69-80...2 or 4bolt
    .........according to Mortec.
     
  3. 1985K20

    1985K20 1/2 ton status

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    Probably a 350 but i would not mind it being a 327...i wonder if they have some guts :thinking:
     
  4. 4by4bygod

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    327's are quite rev happy, not a lot of low end power though.. Still better than a 305, and not hard to find parts for at all. In stock form, the 327's had bigger valves than the 350,(2.02's, I think) so it's a good breather midrange and top end.

    Tom
     
  5. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    stroke it...

    You can put a 350 crank and pistons in a 327 and make it a 350...same bore and block,the 327 has a shorter stroke....(3.25 VS 3.48 I think). :crazy:
     
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    Other way around bro... Same Stroke and Block... different Bore...
     
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    Sorry buddy, your wrong. 327s had 3.25" stroke, 350s are 3.48, both have a 4" bore. How would it be the same block if the bore is different? A lot of people that like 327s build them by puting a 3.25" crank in a 350 block. Some 327s had smaller main journals, this is different than the 350 block all together.
     
  8. 1985K20

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    Just got my 3970010 (350 i think) in today and i had her going about 2 hours ago :D

    Tommorow is the put everything back on day, hoppefully that engine will be allright :o

    Buy the way whenever you put an old motor in your rig, check the frost plugs :blush: A friend was over yesterday and pointed two bad block heaters at me(seal sticking out,all crooked) and if he would'nt have been there i think i would have got a leaky block :(
     

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