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Which V8

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by 83white, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. 83white

    83white

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    350 or 302. I have a shop doing the work so it's not my trouble. Just trying to figure out which I would be better off with. Using a auto also and will be in the mountains a lot.
     
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    Vortec 350 & 4L60E with stock GM controller - got mine from a recycler for under $2,500, delivered & guaranteed (supposedly had 40K mi). Get the 2WD version of the trans so it'll match up to the Advance adapter. With 4.10s & 33X10.5 MTRs it turns 2,200 RPM at 75mph, & will downshift to 2nd for passing. (I live at 7,000' & commute to 6,200').

    Ended up having to get the trans rebuilt because a now ex-employee was doing neutral drops with it, & found a great shop that built it to shift more solidly & faster without the jarring effects of what I found out are "cheapo" B&M kits.
     
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    Toyota quad cam V8. The 1UZ-FE, match it to a 4 speed auto. My $0.02 worth....
     
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    i'd say go with the 350. way more options, and parts are a dime a dozen. ive done two so far, and it's a good way to go. should be able to get one cheap from a wrecker. i went nv4500 with the 6.34 gear set. either way auto or stick is really a personal issue. i preffer the bullet proof-ness of straight up gears but if you get a built auto you should be good. don't get me wrong the new toy v-8's are great, but your gonna shell out a lot more cabbage for that.
     
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    YEAH! BABY!
     
  6. Gumby

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    GMs fuel injection archetecture has been much more researched and reverse-engineered. You can do a lot more with it. Ford's is just a PIA to deal with.

    Unless you mean a 69 SS Camaro 302, then sell that baby to a collector and buy a Vortec with the money.
     
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    yep

    gp with the 350 , you can make it into a 383 , or just use millions of parts , I mean 350;s hace only been around forever
     
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    Unless you're Rod Millen with the financial backing of TRD, the quad-cam Toy motor is out of reach.