I'd like to keep a low budget since it is my beater, but figured since I'm replacing the trans I might as well do something about the gutlessness problem. Sought after for its durability, quiet operation and performance, the 350 has also earned a reputation for reliability and usability in a variety of applications, including boats. Installing the distributor and Setting up timing on the 283-350V8 and 396-454. The trucks are equipped with a 6. And check the vacum advance.
The measurements of the trucks are: 194. I have a 1991 Chevy 30 foot motorhome chassis p-30 with a 454 engine tbi. The new 1988 trucks are credited with putting Chevrolet back in front of Ford in the manufacturing of trucks that could be driven like an automobile. It would have been a really nice mod. However, if such a thing as a 75 Chevy with point distributor exists, there would be a steel wire running from the ignition switch to the hot side of the coil. Seems to happen only on a long up grade.
If you have any concerns, connect a starter and see what the compression is. The idle will go up and down, up and down, and never settle. Otherwise, a different bell housing or flywheel or torque converter may be required. Listed on the right we have a diagram of the distributor rotation, cylinder order, and firing order. Wait 45 minutes and check the level. When it comes to parts, the availably seems limitless, with most of them being interchangeable. Wow it idles great now, but now when I drive and push on the gas I loose all power and my check engine light comes on.
Some examples of these chemicals are: lead from lead-based paints, crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber. The four-wheel drive trucks gets 16 to 17 mpg in the city and 20 to 22 mpg on the highway. The second most important number to look for is the lobe seperation, which is the distance in degrees, as measured on the cam, between the point of peak lift on the intake lobe and the peak lift on the exhaust lobe. The truck's shoulder room measures 50 inches and hip room 60. If you have not fooled with the distributor then there is no reason to adjust it. That post is the number one spark plug weir position work your way clockwise around the cop in this order 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2.
Even going with a carb having the lift and duration numbers are important when choosing the correct carb. Seems a little optimistic to me, but that would be great! If you have not changed the distribitor cap do so. Listed below are some of the most important torque specifications and torque sequences that are helpful to anyone building a small block Chevy. Computer-controlled emissions systems became standard on all Chevy 350 engines in the early 1980s, with throttle body fuel injection becoming standard around 1988. A guy I know who owns a wrecking yard said I might need bigger injectors? I installed a new 5.
Post Reply You have to know what camshaft you have brand and model number. Chevy 350 Engine Specs The Chevy 350 engine is a 350 cubic inch 5. Swapped the stock engine in my 88 Chevy 2500 for an engine I had built for a Nova. There was no hassle all the bolt holes where in the right spots and they where the correct size, everything was where it belonged that made the switch much easier. The Gen1 to Gen3 Chevy small block including 350 will fit in any of these cars.
The only major repairs I have done myself were rear main seal replaced and intake manifold gasket and my truck runs great and has 400000 miles on it now i once heard of someone haven a 91 Chevy 350 pickup with original engine that turned over 1,000,000 miles but replaced trans 3 times… It could just be that the timing is to high on the engine. Changed fuel filters twice, and problem seem to stop, but only to come back after approx 250 miles. Soon after, Chevy released the 283 in 1957, followed by the very popular 327 in 1962. The new trucks were designed to meet the needs of the Chevy truck consumer, who wanted a vehicle to transport the family during the week and do light-duty hauling on weekends. Could this be that I need a new distributor? Same 454 engine but 60 hp difference the same year. Add 5 quarts of oil and start the engine.
The trucks are equipped with either a three- or a four-speed automatic transmission and two- or four-wheel drive. It sounds good and everything, but the idle picks up and bogs down. Theses marcs are on the front of the engine and on the damper now check the gage if you have compression then your engine is on its firing stroke if you do not have compression then your on the exost stroke. Going up an extended grade, engine loses power, service engine lite comes on and stumbles and surges. I have a 1994 Chevy 1500 pickup the whole truck has original 350 engine ,trans and rear end with no rebuilds at all. Transmission mating: If original engine is Chevy V8 usually 305 or 350 or Chevy V6 229 no changes needed. I have a 1988 Chevy 454 that takes 8 quarts.
The cover and gasket come as one part and are meant to be replaced when removed. I have seen this happen a lot. The steel wire would need to be replaced with a copper wire. When this engine was produced it came with different horsepower ratings depending on year and what vehicle it was installed in. The 350 blocks used the same 4-inch bore as the 327s, except they increased the stroke to 3. Beginning in 1985, Corvettes featured a fuel-injected version of the Chevy 350 engine; other passenger cars equipped with the 350 engine continued to use a four-barrel carburetor.
The higher the lobe seperation number, the better the vacuum signal, the broader the powerband, and the better the idle quality. Looking at cams and trying to decide between a couple: Comp 12-249-4 and 12-231-2. With the new large-journal design came reliability and it remained the same until the late 1990s, with the exception of the 400 block that used a larger 2. It went on to power everything from the Corvette to the Caprice, and was either standard or optional on many Buick, Cadillac and Oldsmobile sedans and wagons. I recommend this engine to everyone. The trucks are equipped with two doors and have a curb weight ranging from 3,655 pounds on the smallest two-wheel drive, 6. Just want the truck to run good because I'm a contractor and need it to be reliable.