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Chev 350 vs. Pont 350

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Wally81k5, Aug 15, 2002.

  1. Wally81k5

    Wally81k5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey everyone, I may be getting another engine for a real good deal, but it comes from a 1982 buick car.... my question is, how can i tell if its a chev 350? Please help me!
     
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    An 82 Buick would not have a Pontiac 350...and if it's a Buick 350 the dist will be up front and mounted at an angle.

    Rene
     
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    so for sure then if the dist is in the back like my 350 then it's a 350 chev? Anything else i can check, just to make sure?

    And also, how much CDN is a 350 4 bolt complete that just needs assembly worth?

    Oh yeah, hey trustyk5 my folks live it surrey. I used to but i moved up here! Nice blazer.
     
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    If the dist is in the back it would be a small block, but i highly doubt it would be a 350 sbc in an 82 buick. Our neighbor had an 81 Olds with a small block...it was a 267 or some other smog pig.

    Thumper lives in Cold Lake, and my wife has family in the Bonneyville area. Nice area up there!/forums/images/icons/cool.gif

    A 350 4 bolt that just needs assembly...is worth whatever the market will bear i suppose. I'm usually leery of any motor that had a rebuild started or 'just needs assembly'. I've seen too many rattle can rebuilds out there...

    Rene
     
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    Well i guess i'll have to check some casting numbers. The guy who has it and everyone else has told me it's a 350 but i want to be sure. Thansk for your help rene.


    Yeah i know thumper, actually my blazer is behind his house getting the body welded back together. Should be a nice truck when it's done. All i need is 4" springs for the front and 35" rubber, Then alot of putting together.

    Where do you go wheelin' around surrey? I may have to drive my balzer home one time and check it out.
     
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    Well i guess i'll have to check some casting numbers. The guy who has it and everyone else has told me it's a 350 but i want to be sure. Do you know a good site that will tell me those numbers? Thanks for your help rene.


    Yeah i know thumper, actually my blazer is behind his house getting the body welded back together. Should be a nice truck when it's done. All i need is 4" springs for the front and 35" rubber, Then alot of putting together.

    Where do you go wheelin' around surrey? I may have to drive my balzer home one time and check it out.
     
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    Our club has regular runs from the Pemberton area down to Harrison, Chilliwack river area, and occasionally down into WA state.

    Check out www.mortec.com for casting numbers.

    Rene
     

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