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th350 q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jones, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. jones

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    a friend was looking at the one I've got and went nuts over it.something about the rarity of a 4x4 trans. with a "universal" bellhousing:dunno: does this make sense to anyone?please explain.
     
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    Universal meaning it's got the bolt holes to bolt up to (almost) all GM engines. Buick, Olds, Pontiac, Cadillac AND Chevy. That'd be 8 holes vs. the 6 for either Chev motors, or the "others" collectively.

    I'd say it would be pretty rare to find a universal 350 in a 4WD app, not so uncommon in cars.
     
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    well,it's got the 8 holes,bolted to a 205 t-case,originally backing a sb 400 out of an '80 1/2t. lwb p/u.so,I probably should hang on to that then?
     
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    I don't see why, only worth something to someone that would be interested in putting a non-Chev engine in a truck. And a 350 is not as valuable in that application as a TH400.

    Someone might want it, and it is rare IMO, but rarity doesn't mean it's worth anything. :)
     
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    Is it a K case trans or just a uni car trans converted for a truck though?
     
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    all the different non-chevy engines that i come across that would be worthwhile to put into my truck,i can now do so if only because i can.:wink1: if it's true that it'll bolt to all(or most) gm blocks,bb and sb.and i'm not interested in it's value to anyone else,anyway.i'm not going to sell it,regardless.just to clear this up:will it bolt to a big block.buick,olds,caddy,chevy
     
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    Yes.

    Again though, you are dealing with a TH350, not a TH400. I'd be a bit skeptical of strength just bolting it up behind even a stock 455 Olds or 454 Chev motor, especially in a truck application. (talking stock TH350, they can be built plenty strong)
     
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    it'll be built strong.when the time is right.what about a SYE kit for the 205.wher do i find one?
     
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    I'd say any non-SY 205, (just swap the output shaft and housing, plus the yoke) but I think northwest fab or another vendor here can sell the parts as well.
     

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