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Can a short block 350 engine be put into a Chevy Astro van?


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2011-09-12 15:08:36
2011-09-12 15:08:36

Yes, a Chevy 350 can be put in an Astro Van as I own one that I've built. Special motor mounts that make up for the extra length of the motor can be purchased for this swap for about $49.00. Next the plate on the front of the V6 which the alt, power steering and Air conditioning connect will bolt up perfectly on a 350. Obviously V6 headers won't work so aftermarket headers will need to be purchased for this swap but stock headers can be altered if your on a budget. A good muffler man can fabricate a dual exhaust system reasonably priced. Lastly check the driveshaft for fit and if it needs to be altered it can be shortened and rebalanced for about $30.00. THAT'S IT! It should cost you around $300 and that's on the high side.


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A short block is a engine that has NO heads are intake. Some short blocks don't even have a oil pan and timing cover either. A long block is the entire engine complete.

The engine block, some refer to this as a short block. a short block refers to the block, crank shaft and pistons.

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A short block. A long block is a complete engine ready to install.

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I would assume it means a "short block" engine, as opposed to a "long block" engine used with manual transmissions.

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I do not own a '96, but as on all small-block Chvy motors, I believe, it is located on the left rear side of the engine block. The filter is relativly short, and is between the engine block and the exhaust pipe coming off of the left side exhaust manifold.

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