Priming the motor with an electric drill revealed over 50 psi of oil pressure, so things were definitely looking good. Roll-around carts also make a great place to lay out rebuild kits, bushing sets, thrust washers, and other items used to rebuild transmissions. Use plastic zipper bags to keep bolts and other small components sorted and identified the freezer bags even have a printed panel where you can label the parts with a felt-tip marker. High production volumes allow us to offer the Chevy 350 remanufactured engine online at drastically reduced rates. Think about safety during your entire project. If you will be reusing the old pump, do not remove the pickup and skip to Step 35. A Core Charge Fee is a Pre-paid amount billed at the time of sale for your Old Engine the Core.
To coax it loose, insert a breaker bar or pry bar into one of the intake ports and smoothly apply pressure until the head pops up against the two remaining head bolts. So here goes: Cylinder Heads It is cheaper to buy new cylinder heads than to machine the old ones, the time taken to machine old heads can be costly, and they will not produce the power you seek. Set the pump and driveshaft aside. Make sure you buy Pro-Comp heads with a valve spring upgrade, this will get your motor to run up to 6,500 rpm without a valve float. The lip on the seal is pushed tight against the bore in which it rides to create a positive seal. Torque production exceeded the magic 400 lb-ft from 2,800 rpm all the way to 5,500 rpm, making for one seriously productive torque curve. Some additional time spent with a screwdriver and small wire brush loosens the stubborn dirt and grease.
Also, if you have any stuck lifters, that you could not remove earlier, now is the time to drive them down and into the block. Everyone talks horsepower, but impressive acceleration comes from torque. These parts are designed and intended to be used with experts supervising their installation and use, to help assure the proper and safe operation of the vehicle. Contact Us 616 531-2050 or 800 289-7118 Used chevy engines are a good option but never carry a warranty worthy of the price you pay up front. This figure is even more impressive since the 350 pumped out 418 hp at 5,500 rpm and more importantly 444 lb-ft of torque at just 3,800 rpm.
If you use an aftermarket intake, be sure there is a mounting hold in the same location. This puller is used in a variety of applications so adding one to your toolbox is a good idea. Because its 350 motors were easily rebuilt and produced big power, they became popular in the racing industry. Gently pry on both sides until the pan comes loose. Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and conditions. Chevrolet Performance customers are responsible for ensuring their use of Chevrolet Performance complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. Parts only when consumer repaired or installed in non-highway application.
I have modified a large C-clamp and turned it into a compressor to remove valve body accumulators. We chose wisely, as the crosshatch was still dimly present and everything appeared to be in good working condition. Take into account, when you search scrap yards you need to be sure that the engine is present in its entirety. The aluminum is less likely to be damaged, which could, in turn, have cut or damaged the new seal. This repair is stronger than the original material. They are not interchangeable, and mixing the caps is a sure road to bearing failure. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint.
Do you need to re-machine every part? Chevy 350 Crate Engines Many companies offer new and rebuilt Chevy 350 crate engines for sale. If your block has a ridge in the bores deeper than about. You can use the same type of tool for the direct drum, but the forward drum becomes more of a challenge because of its attached shaft. This does not mean that completely and correctly rebuilding an automatic transmission is beyond the scope and capabilities of the average automotive enthusiast. Flip the block back over and remove the head bolts and separate the heads from the block. Also, the two intake bolts are a little longer to secure this bracket.
To make a couple of studs, simple cut the ends off a couple of long bolts and grind them to a point. After completing this preliminary inspection, try to turn the crack using a ratchet, and if it rotates easily, you have a winner on your hands. Core Charge is Refundable if Your engine is in Good Rebuildable Condition with All Engine Components intact. Make sure to have extensions for each drive. Obviously we were in the mood for a small-block Chevy buildup, but before getting started, we had to define both the build budget and the proposed power output.
Rebuilders often install short rubber hoses over the bolts. When the bolts have been removed, lift the adapter free, note the adapter type on your Work-A-Long Sheet, and set it aside in your parts bin. Keep an Organized Workspace One of the best ways to ensure that your rebuilt engine will provide both top performance and long-term reliability is to establish a comfortable workspace and keep it organized. Goodson offers a helpful tray just for valvetrain disassembly. If it drifts up or down, it can catch on the edge of the cylinder bore. Missing Parts- Crank, Bearing Caps, Rods, Rod Caps, Cam, Timing Components, etc.
Punches, Chisels and Files A variety of punches and chisels are required for transmission work. We need information to get an accurate shipping quote. Being savvy bone yarders, we took full advantage of an upcoming sale weekend, where everything was 50 percent off, including complete engines. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. This drives it down on one side and facilitates removing it from its hole.
In fact, we were hoping to not only reach the 400 lb-ft mark, but exceed it over a broad rpm range. A larger tabletop bench-mounted spring compressor is needed for building clutch drums. You need to know this measurement before driving it out for replacement. While most common tools can be used to rebuild an old Chevy 350 to a working model, there are some tools and expertise that you will need that are not found on a shelf of your local hardware store. The mild cam timing, increase in airflow and slight hike in static compression increased torque production throughout the rev range-always a good sign. Step-51: Remove Water Jacket Plugs Now, remove the remaining core plugs from the side and front of the block using the same technique described in Step 48.