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350TH to 700R4 swap in 1977 monte carlo

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 22:10:19 -0700

Hey guys, I have a 1977 Monte Carlo that I built a 383 stroker motor for and the 350TH that I have in it has a 10" 2800rpm stall converter in it. My problem is that it never seems like it locks up, constantly slipping. It goes through the gears a little faster than I would like and when it goes into

what oil should i use

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:03:10 -0800

Hey Forum, Im new here but I enjoy reading all the posts. Question; I have a 1977 Monte Carlo that I restored and dropped in a 383 stroker, well really a 385 cause I went .040 over instead of .030, and have just installed a new set of 186 heads and a hot Lunati "268" cam. The car will not be drive

Oil Dipstick tube install

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 11:10:35 -0700

I have a 2000 Chevy Blazer Vortec V-6 and for those that need to know how to install the press in oil tube without damaging it. (there is no O-ring on these) this is a metal tube and trying to get it in the block had been challenging. Most people try to force or grind down the collar, and even try t

GM Oil Pressure Gauge and Sending Unit

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:07:31 -0700

I am trying to update my 78 Camaro with an electronic oil gauge out of a 78 C10 using the clock housing in the cluster - similar to gauge marks. My problem is I cannot seem to get the pressure reading above 20, even tried it on 2 different gauges form a 78 truck.. If I use the same sending unit w

reliable aftermarket ignition recommendations for street driven car

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:07:02 -0700

Respectfully request advice & opinions on a reliable aftermarket ignition setup. I am a junior Mopar guy, asking for a Dodge 360/340, on a Chevy Forum-because I do not want the stock ignition setup anymore. The Mopar sites are very supportive, but many knowledgeable enthusiasts there like to see th

Chevrolet Performance Nationals coming to Commerce, GA next Week!

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:05:46 -0700

If you're a fan of Chevy or all things General Motors, you'll not want to miss the largest all-Chevy and GM event of the year coming to Atlanta Dragway May 29-31. The 4th Annual Chevrolet Performance Nationals Presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Centercaptures every aspect the car enthusiast could han

Cam Selection

Fri, 08 May 2015 16:05:16 -0700

Some help here please.. I've been building on my dirt race car since i don't know when, life a responsibilities tend to get in the way. I eventually took it out to see what it could do. (its important to mention in know nothing about driving race cars), and was massively disappointing. Being a co

Truck won't stay running

Sat, 07 Feb 2015 19:02:43 -0800

I have a 1980 chevy silverado k10 it hasn't ran in a long time due to putting a new engine in it then the transmission went out. But I went out to start it today and let the engine run and it won't stay running unless I'm holding the has pedal down. As soon as I let off the gas pedal all the way it

350c Trans questions

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:01:12 -0800

[iframe]350c converter slop:[/iframe]Is this much play normal??It's got the same play with a new Hughes also,Trans only has 18000 MI on rebuild..Thanks for advice 350c converter slop:

366 BBC Build info

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:11:30 -0800

Any body know anything about what you can do to build a366? Can it be turned into a 427 with a few small things? Like just sleeve the block? But what can be done to one for power any way?

need advice on my big block build

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:11:53 -0800

I have a 72 chevy 402 looking to build it to around 500 horsepower looking for suggestions to get it there. Also if i could get some info on rods for the motor it didnt come with any and cant seem to find the right size or so. Im looking to build this block on a lower end budget so if anyone has som

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11:37 -0800

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Possible upgrades to my 548 BBC

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 02:11:10 -0800

Background on the motor as it is now: 548 BBC, Gen VI 502 block, Eagle forged rotating assembly, Wiseco 13:1 forged Pistons. I purchased the short block already built this way. I added : Dart 325cc Pro 1 heads, no port work Wieand Team G intake 1150 Dominator MSD Ignition head studs, roller roc

2000 gmc fuel pump ???

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:11:11 -0800

my grandpa has a 2000 gmc jimmy with a lot of 4's and f's. 4.3 4x4 4 door and i was wondering what all years the fuel pump will interchange. i appreciate any input.

Tuning by plug color with todays fuels

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 04:11:49 -0800

Well title says it all,I just installed a new 680hr quick fuel on my new 355.I don't have a wideband or dyno so is it impossible to tune by plug color?I'VE read that today's fuels won't color like they use too.I have a msd 6a with msd wires.Plugs are correct heat range.I've ran it about 600 miles an

Can u get 400 Horse using 906 Vortex Heads

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:10:59 -0700

Tore down a 96 350 Vortex today. Found 906 Heads. Motor has 200,000 miles on it but still ran well. Dirt and gunk that you wouldn't believe. The block number is 880. Plan a rebuild and wondered if I should get the heads redone or just go buy a fancy set of aluminums. I would rather keep the 906/s if

High Revving Big Cube SBC

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:09:14 -0700

I'd like to build up the largest bore, longest stroke SBC that can rev freely and safely to 7500-8000 RPM just like my 327. Is this possible or are mechanical constraints (larger journal size/bearing overlap/rod to crank angle/etc/??) just not as favorable as with a small journal 327. Thanks in ad

TBI lean surging low power

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:09:48 -0700

1990 Cadillac Brougham with the 350 TBI Chevy. It has to be really warm to show the symptoms, like driving for a half an hour+, then it will surge under load and have low power. I have replaced/done the following: rebuilt the TBI unit with mods, spark plugs, cap, rotor, new exhaust, O2 sensor, f


Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:09:21 -0700

I have a 80 k10 that I am thinking about putting an 8" lift and bigger tires on it. The trans needs rebuilt. I am wondering if anyone knows of a good rebuild kit that will beef up the th350 to take the abuse from the lift and tires. Thank you

which carb??

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:09:34 -0700

I have a 10:1 355 vortec, comp xr270hr cam with 1.6 rockers so about 528-532 lift.stock converter,3.08 gear.I have a 600 edelbrock on it now and it sucks.I was looking at the Quick Fuel slayer series 600 and called them about it, he recommended the hotrod series 680 vs , said it would be better and

which carb??

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:09:57 -0700

I have a 10:1 355 vortec, comp xr270hr cam with 1.6 rockers so about 528-532 lift.stock converter,3.08 gear.I have a 600 edelbrock on it now and it sucks.I was looking at the Quick Fuel slayer series 600 and called them about it, he recommended the hotrod series 680 vs , said it would be better and

Axle question.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:09:49 -0700

Good afternoon, I recently picked up a 72 C10, in great shape, with all the goodies. It has a rebuilt motor and trans and what I thought to be a posi rear end. I have come to find out that the rear end contains a mini-spool, not a posi. The rear end happens to be a 12 bolt. I, coincidently, hap

81 El Camino

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:08:20 -0700

I need to keep the power on the ground. What's the best way to go?

Drive shaft

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:08:17 -0700

I'm using a transbrake and a 300 shot of nitros. What drive shaft should I use , steel or aluminum.?