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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1979jimmy350, May 28, 2004.

  1. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    Will the front assories from a 4.3 V6 fit a 350. I am looking to use all of the front assories from a 4.3 to convert my 350 to serptene drive insted of the old v-belts.
    Will this work?
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I believe the answer is yes and no. Depending on the year of your engine it could work. The later engines have more holes in the end of the heads that I am pretty sure the serp brackets bolt too, if your engine has the proper holes then yes it will work. The front of the 4.3 V/6 and the front of V/8's are the same with the only difference being the year split.
     
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    what years were the changes made to the heads
     
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    This isn't going to help much, but I've got '96 heads on my truck now, (350) with 1987 accessories bolted up. I also had 1974 brackets bolted up to the Vortecs, they worked fine.

    The 4.3 is essentially a 350 minus two cylinders, there should be no major differences between them in accessory mounting. Perhaps on the new new 4.3's, but I suspect since their inception to at least '96, and probably later, the face of the 4.3 is the same as any other Gen1 (think thats right) small block.

    FWIW, I used the drivers side PS pump bracket spacer from a 4.3 truck to bolt my PS pump up in my truck with headers. Perfect fit! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    I'm only posting because no one with more 4.3 experience has spoken up, hopefully you'll get a more definitive answer.
     

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