Our Girdle is cnc machined aluminum and goes over the original mating flange, wraps around the tube, and fastens using both bolt holes. Does the 454 or 502 from the older trucks use different mounts than the 350? We could have called up a radiator company and had them custom make one specific for this car. It cleared the front cross member, and the steering linkage. Engine choices started with a wimpy 4. Just how you figure your 350 only has 200hp!? You could get one with a Vortec 4. Anywhere from 270-295 hp depending on model year. My previous truck was a 93 Ford, never knew what was going to happen next to it.
Thanks for all the info, sounds like the engine swap would be fairly simple. If your car is unusual you might have to test fit and see what works. If it's more power your looking for, there are many aftermarket bolt-on accessories you can install. Input splines on trans, converter, flexplate, etc. This ensures a perfect fit and no vibration cruising down the road.
Any computer or electronics issues? The swap is slightly more than rebuilding a basic small-block, depending on how much work is needed. What needs to be changed? Oh well, will post some pics of the swap as it happens. You hop in and go — just like a modern car. We were on a budget, but had to get an oil pan that tucked up nicely to give us plenty of ground clearance. Construction I doubt you'd need more than a 454. They were all clearly marked, making an easy installation. My gas mileage has improved significantly, especially on the highway.
Also I have a problem I put a 96 model v8 in my truck which is a 97 all of my guages read exept my rpm gauge I used the computer and wiring harness from the 96. You will need a set of V8 motor mounts. These motors are capable of making a lot of horsepower, and respond well to upgrades like turbos, superchargers, high-flow cylinder heads, intake systems, cams, and nitrous oxide. All of the E-Rod engines include the necessary engine controller, with specific calibrations for automatic or manual transmissions. I own a construction company so it would definitely get a work out. As I see it everything but the engine and cooling system should be the same.
Just some things to think about before disabling a tried and true package if it doesn't show any problems. You could utilize the factory manifolds as well, assuming they fit. The throttle cable that came with it was about two feet too short for us to be able to use. It's a pretty straight forward switch and most of the swap threads have tons of information. Having all the right parts in the first place will save you hours of work, handfuls of cash, and keep you out of trouble. Im also told when someone changes a computer in the newer trucks, the new vin number has to be put in the computer for it to work. My 350 had 188000 miles ran like a top.
My '95 got a solid 14. The information listed here is for a stock engine. Bite the bullet and just do the reman. Does anyone make motor mounts for this motor for the older chevy trucks. Took me a couple weeks to get it to the stage of disassembled that you have and it didn't have any interior rust. This required us to cut and reweld the factory radiator mounts, but no big deal there.
My dad's '94 with a 454 pulls his 42' fifth wheel with no problems, and he's also used to to move tractors and whatnot for his friends. In my opinion, I would stick with the 5. The price at this time for Either a 4. Please If you have done this swap post up any knowledge or findings that you have here, so that the information is readily available to people wanting to do this swap. Just Chevy Trucks converted the harness for us, removing unnecessary items, and flashing the computer for those changes.
With a good tune-up you can improve your fuel economy. That's a lot of water, and for that much visible rust you've been losing it for a while. The 304 Stainless steel ensures maintenance-free longevity. The 1999 and 2000 model year engines had cast iron heads with all other model years sporting the cast aluminum heads. The 454 and 502 and 396 are Big Block engines.
It comes standard or machined for the oil bypass valve to use with displacement on demand or variable valve timing. You should see the kind of core a Production Engine rebuilder has to use since the cash for clunkers program took a lot of possible good core engines out of circulation. The last piece of the fuel system that required attention was the throttle linkage. When the time came to swap the engine and transmission into our car, there was a list of things that we needed to consider: motor mounts, radiator and hoses, wiring and computer, transmission and mount, exhaust, oil pan, fuel delivery, and driveshaft modifications. While they are similar in size, the engine mounts are different. I found out a lot of things that disturb me about the 99 up Chevys. The collector merge-spike increases power and they include gaskets, bolts, and O2 sensor bungs.
They also are more durable electronic wise due to less components and don't flood out when during very hostil off road conditions. I'm in between either keeping the 350 or swapping it. The long tubes feature a slip-fit collector that when used in conjunction with band clamps offer great ground clearance. This pan is nice for several reasons. Whole lot cheaper than building an L31. Take you engine out and get all the new stuff in. But I remember my old one feeling stronger than my 5.