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i got offered a trade and want feedback

A friend of mines granpa offered to trade me his 350 out of his 86 silverado for the 256 inline 6 in my 85. should i do it/

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A friend of mines granpa offered to trade me his 350 out of his 86 silverado for the 256 inline 6 in my 85. should i do it/
It depends on if you want a 350 instead of the 256. Your choice. I doubt that you will get a yes or no answer here as no one except you knows the condition of either motor.
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A friend of mines granpa offered to trade me his 350 out of his 86 silverado for the 256 inline 6 in my 85. should i do it/
How many miles on the 350? Does Grandpa just want better mileage, and hopes to get it with the 6. When someone comes wanting to trade, in most cases some things up.

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both motors are in great condition. could probably use a tune up but thats about it
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yes grandpa just wants better mileage. and for what he uses his truck for the 256 would be perfect. and i dont know the mileage on either cuz the 256 came out of a 78. i personally have put 1000 mile on it
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yes grandpa just wants better mileage. and for what he uses his truck for the 256 would be perfect. and i dont know the mileage on either cuz the 256 came out of a 78. i personally have put 1000 mile on it
Both would be a little work, but if you feel good with it I guess it's a good deal. Anytime both parties are happy, it's a good deal, as long as you know what your getting into.

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Maybe you could just trade trucks?????

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Sam is the winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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yes grandpa just wants better mileage. and for what he uses his truck for the 256 would be perfect. and i dont know the mileage on either cuz the 256 came out of a 78. i personally have put 1000 mile on it
So the 256 is not an '85... does Granpa know this?
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thanks for all the feed back. i have 1 more question. is it possible to make a 305 into a 350? i was told they used the same block just with different bore sizes
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and no we cant just trade trucks. mine is a 3/4 ton and his is a 1/2. and his is a dump bed and mine is not.
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yes grandpa just wants better mileage. and for what he uses his truck for the 256 would be perfect. and i dont know the mileage on either cuz the 256 came out of a 78. i personally have put 1000 mile on it
It's not a "256". It's a 250 six, as in an inline 6 cylinder engine displacing 250 cubic inches.

If there are any emissions testing in your area or if the engine(s) need to work w/an ECM, the deal would quickly become too expensive to swap- he would need to drive this truck for more miles than the truck will last, for him to see a 'profit' from the mileage being better.

And you would need to swap the EFI intake for a carb intake on the 350, add a carb and a non-computer controlled distributor to make the 350 work for you.
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efi? thats electronic fuel injection right? if so both are carburated so that wouldnt matter. and where i live as long as its been tagged before then they dont really care. if im saying something thats wrong or not what you mean i apologize im just getting into actual engine work rather than just fixing the little stuff that goes wrong with my vehicles.
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efi? thats electronic fuel injection right? if so both are carburated so that wouldnt matter. and where i live as long as its been tagged before then they dont really care. if im saying something thats wrong or not what you mean i apologize im just getting into actual engine work rather than just fixing the little stuff that goes wrong with my vehicles.
I should have said "feed back carb" not "EFI". But the point is, the 350 should be using a computer to control the air/fuel ratio and ignition timing curve- unless it's already been retrofitted w/a non computer controlled carb and distributor.

On the earlier question on the 305/350- There's not enough metal in the bore of a 305 to be bored out to the 4" bore size of a 350 SBC. There are stroker kits that use a 3-3/4" crank in a 0.030" over bored 305 block to get you 334 cid, but that's not a recommended deal except in a cases where the engine block has to remain "stock appearing".

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Isn't that the 250 with the integral head? Heads are junk on those.
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