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Old 10-06-2008, 02:56 PM
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Newer 96 350 Block fitting to a old Turbo 350?

OK, i have a 96 Vortec 350 sitting around, and i'm thinking of putting aluminum heads that i have (old style ones) onto this motor and put it into a 80 Camaro. I don't have a tranny yet, but it will either end up being a turbo 350 or 400. My question is will this newer style one piece seal block bolt up no prob to an old tranny. Thanks again guys.

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Either the TH350 or TH400 will bolt up fine. All you need is the late style flexplate with the smaller bolt circle and counter weight to fit the 1 pc seal crank.
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OK, i have a 96 Vortec 350 sitting around, and i'm thinking of putting aluminum heads that i have (old style ones) onto this motor and put it into a 80 Camaro. I don't have a tranny yet, but it will either end up being a turbo 350 or 400. My question is will this newer style one piece seal block bolt up no prob to an old tranny. Thanks again guys.
Why not use a 700R4 and enjoy converter lock up and overdrive?

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I agree with both replies above..^^

If it's a 'street car' then I'd consider an overdrive trans. Many upgrades have become available for the TH700R4, making it a very good choice.

If you have some real horsepower, don't just slap in a stock TH700R4 (or any) and expect it to take the abuse. Do some research.

Best of luck.
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And... not that you asked for this advice... why not keep the vortec heads. The Vortec iron heads are light years ahead of anything factory aluminum.
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And... not that you asked for this advice... why not keep the vortec heads. The Vortec iron heads are light years ahead of anything factory aluminum.
I agree, especially if they're the old L98 aluminum heads.
Also you could use a Modified TH2004R O/D trans with a hardened Stator Support & Sun Shell, Wide Band, ValveBody Recalibration kit, better/more Clutches, & if Very high HP a Billet Shaft Forward Drum.
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