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This category covers questions about the Chevrolet small-block engine variant 350. The 350 first appeared as a high-performance 295 hp L-48 option for the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro.
Asked in American Cars, Chevy 350, Jobs & Education
What is lbs per ft mean?
One foot-pound of torque is a force of one pound applied one foot from the object's axis of rotation. ANS 2 - pounds per foot and 'Torque' wrenches are very important in rebuilding many auto parts. -For instance, every bolt in a cylinder head must be very accurately torqued to a very particular specification. The torque wrench and knowledge of 'foot/pounds' allows you to do this. ...
Asked in Chevy 350
How much would a '72 Chevy Cheyenne pickup 10 with 350 in good condition be worth?
There are several factors to consider. (I owned a '72 Cheyenne) 1 - Originality (short or long bed, short fetch a higher price) 2 - The part of the country you reside and where you plan to sell it. 3- Nothing less than 2500.00 and as much as 15000.00 4 - Best advice is to do your research, you obviously have access to a great tool. nada.com kbb.com compare on autotrader.com 2500 is a lot of money for a 72,it would have to be...
What rtv do you use on a transmission gasket?
No sealants are necessary. Worst case scenario, you would use hi-temp. Mopar (Chrysler dealer parts departments ) stock a RTV made especially for transmission pan sealing. It is used alone ( no gasket ) on certain Chrysler transmissions. FWD in cars and vans mainly. ...
Asked in Chevrolet, Chevy Silverado, Chevy 350
If a big block Chevy on alcohol is tearing up flex plates and starters what do you do?
ALCOHOL=HIGH COMPRESSION=STARTUP COUNTER-TORQUE Something to consider is the engine startup counter-torque and the ignition system you're using. You may need a separate ignition switch and starter button. You leave the ignition switch off, spin the engine, and once it's up to speed, you hit the ignition switch. This will allow the starter to spin the engine without the counter-torque. High compression engines and Nitro-methane engines are especially succeptable to startup counter-torque. You may also be able to delay the engine timing until you...
Asked in Chevy 350
What would cause wire to get hot in your truck?
It really depends on what the wire goes to, but 99% of the time, there is a short in the circuit made by the wire. It may not be directly where it is hot, but somewhere in the system. A short is where a powered wire is directly tied to ground before encountering a load. Grab a tester and start checking wires. It's a pain but it has to be done or it could catch fire or just drain your battery. ...
Asked in Chevy Silverado, Chevy 305, Chevy 350
How do you put starter Chevy K10 silverado?
First you have to dissconnect the positive battery cable. Then you have to remove the 2 5/8 bolts that hold the starter in. Then you can move the starter towards the front of the truck and swing it down nose first. Then you have to remove the thick power cable 1/2 in nut. Then the small solenoid cable. Then completely remove the starter and place it in the box the new on came it. Take the new starter and connect the...
Asked in Chevy Silverado, Chevy 350
When was the first V8 engine built by Chevrolet?
Chevrolet first built a 4.7l V8 in 1917. But when merged they merged with General Motors in 1918, discontinued production until 1955, when V8 production resumed with 4.3l V8 for the C1 Corvette. (NOTE: Chevrolet did not build the first V8) ...
Asked in Chevy Silverado, Chevy Suburban, Chevy 350
What transmission does a 1997 4x4 Z71 Chevy 5.7 liter V8 have 700r4 or 4L60E or 4L80?
Call your local GM dealer with the seventeen digit vin number and they will be able to tell you. NEW ANSWER: Yours has a 4L60E in it. The 1/2 tons used the 4L60E and the 3/4 tons and up used the 4L80E. They quit using the 700R4 around 1991 ( I think ) The 4L60E and the 4L80E will not interchange due to the wiring harness and ECM / computer. ...
Asked in Chevy Corvette, Chevy 350
Where can you find a vacuum line routing diagram for a 1980 Chevy three-quarter ton truck with a 350 small block with a Rochester Quadrajet carb?
the library has chilton repair manuals,i just copy the page,pages that i need for .10 cents a copy I do not know about Chilton books, but the HAYNES manuals DO NOT CONTAIN A VACUUM DIAGRAM!!!!! ...
Asked in Chevy S-10, Nissan Maxima, Chevy 350, How To
How to install a distributor for a 1990 Nissan maxima engine?
This is easy. The distributor cap is to the left of the engine if you are facing the radiator. The distributor cap is tightened down by three small bolts. It should come off easily. The rotor is directly beneath this and has a screw holding it in place under the back edge. The rotor is also very easy to replace. Rememember to mark your plug wires as you unhook them from the cap. Then simply connect the wires to the new...
Asked in Chevy 350, Chevy Silverado, Chevy 305
How much does a 350 engine rebuild cost?
The cost of a rebuild can vary quite a 'bit depending on what you need to replace, the level of machining work that needs to be done, and obviously, who you bring it to and how much they charge. A typical rebuild will consist of cleaning all the parts to be re-used (including the engine block, cylinder heads, crankshaft, and connecting rods, which is usually done by the machinist). Milling the cylinder heads, boring the block, and sometimes turning the crank under,...
Asked in Chevy 350
What is the plug wire placement on the HEI ignition cap and standard firing on a 1989 Chevy 350ci?
firing order 18436572 placement on the cap 1 is located two poles counterclockwise from connector port. connector port should be at three o clock position facing the drivers front fender New to Chev v8s whats a connector port?? I think it was to be "post". There are 8 brass or aluminum posts on the top of the distributor that are "fired" by the rotor. The firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. My HEI distributor has number 1 as the first post colockwise past the...
Asked in Carburetors, Chevy 350, Chevy Nova
How do you adjust 600 cfm holley?
The idle speed and idle mixture are the first things to adjust and are very easy. If there is an off-idle stumble or a bog, you'll need to make adjustments to the accelerator pump and possibly the power valve to suit your engine. Here is a link to a Holley manual that explains it in detail: http://www.holley.com/data/TechService/Technical/Carburetor%20Tech%20Info.pdf ...
What is the firing order for a Chevy 350?
The order is on the stock intake manifold. It is 1,8,4,3,6,5,7,2 1,3,5,7 is on the left bank(driver side) and 2,4,6,8 is on the right bank. The distributor rotates clockwise. ...
Where do the plug wires go on the distributor cap for correct firing order for a 351 Windsor engine. And what is the correct setting?
If you are standing in front of your vehicle looking at the motor the #1 plug is on the left side closest to you (left front). #2 is the 2nd one back on the left side, 3 and 4 being the last one all the way in the back on the left side. The #5 is right front 6, 7, and #8 is the right rear. Distributor rotation is counter clockwise. ...
What are the signs of a blown harmonic balancer seal?
oil leaking from the front of the engine. harmonic balancer doesnt have a seal it does however have a rubber bushing in it this is to take out the virations caused by engine running,hence the name harmonic balancer . you may however have a bad front crankshaft seal that is bad this will leak oil at bottom front of engine so if you are talking bout rubber in harmonic balancer, you will get ruff vibrations from engine when running, also can...
Asked in Chevy 350
What should the timing be set to for a Chevy 350 with Edelbrock Torker plus camshaft?
On most stock SB 350s the timing should be fine at 6-8 degree's Before Top Dead Center AKA BTDC. However if the cam is not stock you may want to contact the cam's manufacturer for the best timing suitable for your cam. I personally set the timing until I obtain the best performance I want to achieve. , EzForJesus If you are looking for the best performance possible, get a timing light that will check your timing at full advance. Start...