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Old 03-29-2004, 08:18 PM
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I have a 1988 Chevy truck with a 350 TBI engine. I want to swap it for a 1980 carburated 350 engine. Someone told it me it will drop right in ,but I want to know if I need to change to a universal wiring harness. I would like to know what I need to install the engine.

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You do not need to change the wiring it will all work with your motor, all the senders out of the old motor will work on your new on. You will want to pull the fuse on the computer so that the check engine light dosen't stay on all the time.
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Be sure you use a non-computer-type distributor.
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Also you will need to keep the 80 flywheel.
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Old 03-30-2004, 07:22 AM
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Be sure you use a non-computer-type distributor.
Self contained HEI distributor is one of the best things ever made for a 350 SBC in my opinion. Requires no connections other than plumbing solid 12 volts too it (powered while cranking or it won't start).
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