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Old 01-23-2002, 04:04 PM
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I got got a 61 gmc 1/2 t 4x4,body is in excellent shape and it has a 350 with a 4 sp,i also got a auto trans with it. Any tips or help on a first time rebuild will be great.
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Old 02-01-2002, 12:37 PM
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dude need more info , do you want to over haul the engine, tranny rear end i can help with any of that post specifics but a 350 is a exelent foundation to start with
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Old 02-01-2002, 02:09 PM
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I dove in and did my first engine rebuild about 6 months ago... turned out pretty good, and the thing is actually it is still running good today...

it turned out to be much simpler then I thought, but I've already realized some mistakes I made that I believe would have given me more miles.
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To Solo: What are some of these lessons?
I am beginning my first engine rebuild myself. What kind of engine?
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Old 02-09-2002, 07:41 AM
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keep everythying as clean as possible, and pay attention to detail. most important if you have a quesiton, or don't understand something ask!

also, put all your bolts in baggies and label them. take pictures of everything so you know how it goes back together.
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Old 02-10-2002, 08:38 AM
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There is a book you can buy or order at any bookstore, "How to rebuild the Small Block Chevy Engine" By David Vizard. Costs about 17 bucks. It will save you ten times that cost. This is a very valuable information guide for the first timer. It will list some casting numbers, what to look for when disassembling, machine work and re-assembly.
Do yourself a favor and buy this book and spend a couple hours reading it! It is a wealth of information and knowledge!
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