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engine questions

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by jay dufe, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. jay dufe

    jay dufe

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    I bought a 73 fj40 witha 350 in it already. Engine is shot so will a 327 or 283 bolt right up to the bellhousing. Also what radiator do you use with out overheating. Using stock 3 speed money is tight so any other options would be great.
     
  2. 1980FJ40

    1980FJ40

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    sbc=sbc
    same bolt pattern
    depending on what tranny (automatic), you might need to switch flex plates
     
  3. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    327s have a lack of accesory bolt holes on the front of the heads. You will have a hard time finding bracketry and stuff. Stick with a 305 or 350. Or I suppose you could use your 350 heads on your 327 short block.
     
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    I once ran a 327 and the only hole I needed that wasn't already there was easily drilled and tapped without even pulling the engine. If you have the choice go with a truck small block 350 (four bolt mains). They will out chug any car motor.