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Old 10-05-2002, 07:15 AM
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At age 50 I'm building my first project, putting a 350 in a 52 chevy (car). It's not for show or racing, just something fun to drive to work, so I'm not sub-framing, and want to keep it as simple as possible.

I bought a complete 350 out of a 94 chevy pickup, and I've just torn it down. The crank is bad, but otherwise looks OK. I'm having the block boiled and cam bearings replaced, and having a valve job done on the Vortec heads, and looking for advice on what else I should consider for a low budget, pump gas engine that I will drive every day. After reading 'til I'm blind, I'm leaning toward just buying a crank kit and a matched Edelbrock cam/intake/carb set, and going stock with everything else. Any suggestions?

Also, I need some guidance on what I'll run into with the drive line. I've got a junk 82 Camaro with a good 350 turbo trans. The 52 has an enclosed drive shaft, and I wonder if I can just have a driveshaft built and hook it up as is. Anybody done one of these before?

Thanks for the input.

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Old 10-05-2002, 07:47 AM
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I think the crank kit is the way to go. You can get an entire kit for very cheap with pistons and everything from PAW. I bought one of these one time and everything worked well. The cam kit is also a good value, and will insure everything is well matched. Just make sure you get the vortec intake.

I would get the motor and trans in the car and then just have a driveshaft made. Last time I did this it was about $180 with me supplying the yolks. You just measure from the tail shaft to the centerline of the rear u joint and any good driveline shop can whip one out in a matter of hours. just my .02

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