Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine> Budget 350 vortec swap
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: Budget 350 vortec swap Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
05-17-2012 06:10 AM
cool rockin daddy You haven't gotten any replies because this has been beaten to death on here, the rest of the net, and the chevy magazines.

Do a forum search and you will find your answers.
05-16-2012 08:42 PM
Stormtrooper And with the performance boost im also hoping to get better mpg because as of now i think im getting around 5-8mpg. I think i saw somewhere the the vortec heads will boost mpg a fair amount because of how bad and restrictive the old swirl port head design is?
05-16-2012 08:35 PM
Stormtrooper
Budget 350 vortec swap

Alright so i have a 350 in my 1984 2500 and im looking to get some more power out of it mostly low end torque and hp being its a truck and whatnot. Right now its mostly stock besides headman headers and true duals, performer intake, 650 cfm thunder series carb. mallory ignition, taylor wires. its got a Th400. and a bunch of shiny go fast engine parts the last guy threw on there.

Im looking at doing a budget vortec head swap and i had a few questions. Im looking at doing this as wallet friendly as possible. Alright so here goes.

i can get a set of vortec heads for around $300 off craigslist or hopefully even less than $200 if i go to a junkyard and pull em myself.

if i dont get big cam will i be able to keep it out of the machine shop and having to upgrade the valve springs and all that? i was thinking the edelbrock performer truck cam and hydraulic lifter kit. http://www.jegs.com/i/Edelbrock/350/...rentProductId= or mabye even just keeping the stock cam if that would even work? i want to keep a smooth idle as this will be my daily driver(i dont drive much) only to school and work 5 miles away

ill need new valve covers right? or mabye use the stock vortec ones

I know ill need new gaskets and all that

will my pushrods work or will i need new ones?

I know ill have to ditch the performer intake. i can get a edelbrock nock off vortec airgap intake new for around $150 or mabe find a used one.

My headers should bolt right back up though right?

now i heard you can end up with to much compression with a vortec swap. if i have a very mild cam like the one above i should still be able to use pump gas mabe even 87 still?

im sure im missing things but just want to know everything that i will need for the swap. Thanks

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.