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Tome,
Mike--the trike guy (Hope I am not bugging you)

More questions:

1--do ALL Chevy trucks have 4 bolt mains?

2--What do I gain with a 4 bolt main engine?

3--Will 99% of Chevy 350 engines fit 99% of chevy Turbo trans?

4--You said that 1980 and older cars do not have a computer, correct?

5--What Chevy cars and trucks came with the 350 engine and 350 Turbo trans?

6--Is it better to buy the engine, trans and rear end as a set or is it OK to buy them separately?

7--What markings are on the 350 engine?

8--What markings are on the Turbo 350 trans?

9--What carburetor came on the 350?

10--Is it better for gas economy to have a 2 barrel or 4 barrel carb?

Thank you.

Mike

Answer
HI MIKE,,, BACK FOR MORE !!!!
# 1 NOT ALL CHEVY TRUCKS HAVE 4 BOLT MAINS. YOU USE TO BE ABLE TO TELL BY LOOKING AND THE HARMONIC BALANCER BUT THOSE DAYS ARE GONE.MY BEST ADVISE IS TO GET THE # OFF THE BLOCK FRONT OR REAR AS I SAID YESTERDAY AND CALL YOU LOCAL CHEVY STORE THEY CAN RUN THE  #'S FOR YOU .
# 2 THE LOWER HALF OF THE ENGINE CAN TAKE MORE POWER  MORE COMPRESSION. IN YOUR CASE YOU DO NOT NEED THIS..YOU ARE NOT RACING IT..
# 3 YES TO THIS QUESTION..BUT AGAIN ASK YOUR LOCAL BONE YARD AND THEY CAN TELL YOU WHICH YEAR IT WILL WORK..THEY HAVE ALL OF THIS INFO IN THERE COMPUTER SYSTEM..
# 4 THEY WERE JUST STARTING TO COME OUT WITH COMPUTERS THAT CONTROLLED THE CARBURETOR..BUT I WOULD NOT LOOSE ANY SLEEP OVER THIS..THIS IS VERY EASY TO BY PASS...BUT YES TO YOUR QUESTION..
# 5 1/2 TON PICK UPS, CHEVELLES,IMPALAS CAMARO,NOVA'S
# 6 IT IS THE BEST WAY TO BUY THEM AS A SET FOR SURE !!!!! NO QUESTIONS AT ALL ABOUT THAT..
 BUT YOU CAN BUY THEM SEPARATELY..I WOULD TRY TO STICK WITH THE SAME YEAR  OR VERY CLOSE TO IT
# 7 & 8 THIS QUESTION IS HARD TO SAY BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE THESE NUMBERS TO CK..BUT IF YOU CALL YOUR CHEVY STORE PARTS DEPT AND ASK THEM WHAT KIND OF  NUMBERS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THAT CAN SUPPLY YOU WITH THEM, AS WOULD A JUNK YARD AS WELL [BONE YARD]IF YOU ARE GOING TO BUY THIS FROM YOUR LOCAL BONE YARD THEY WILL BE VERY HELPFUL IN FINDING YOU THE NUMBERS YOU WANT AND THEY WILL KNOW WHAT NUMBERS TO LOOK FOR....YOU MAY FIND IT BETTER TO BUY A OLDER CAR COMPLETE AND TAKE WHAT YOU NEED,CK QUESTION 5 FOR THE CARS.
# 9 TRUCKS AND IMPALA'S USED  QUADRAJET 4 BRL'S AS A RULE [BUT NOT ALWAYS..]SMALLER CARS USED A LOT OF 2 BRL'S BUT,, IF YOU GET SAY A Z/28 CAMARO OR A SS NOVA,THEY ALL USED 4 BRL" CARBURETOR
# 10 WELL FOR FUEL MIL A 2 BRL' IS GOOD BUT, IF YOU DO NOT STICK YOUR FOOT INTO IT TO OPEN UP THE BACK VENTURIES ON THE 4 BRL THEY ARE GET JUST AS GOOD FOR MI. MAYBE EVEN BETTER. BECAUSE THE FRONT PRIMARIES ARE SMALLER THEN THE 2 BRL VENTURIES..THIS IS WHAT THE AIR AND FUEL GO THROUGH...
HOPE THIS HELPS YOU AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,,TOM  

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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nys state auto repair industry and ase group.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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ASE MASTER TECH CERTIFIED IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES.NYS INSP LICENSE AND A/C CERTIFIED

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