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12-06-2012 03:54 PM
0trbo4myCHEVUICK Are 150$ heads going to get you rolling? When I was looking there was all sorts of used engines available for 300-500. Still in the car so you can check it out all you want before you buy it. plenty of vortec 350's. All around 150k but you will have that short block you saved to build on and learn on while you run the dog**** out of the used one. Hopefully by time you blow it up you will have the other motor ready. Then you have another 350 on the stand for rebuilding.
12-06-2012 03:31 PM
vinniekq2 then take the new engine apart that tech said to buy,measure every part and record it.Put it back together.That would be a great way to learn.
If you doubt your ability,then run the engine for a year,pull it out and take it apart,measure everything and put it back together with a better cam and different intake.
12-06-2012 03:23 PM
350_ROOKIE I'm well aware of the learning curve. I'm working with several race care drivers that make their own engines as well as teachers. I don't want huge performance. just a little extra. They also told me it would be cheaper to go with a crate, but I like doing things on my own. Plus you don't learn unless you try! (for me). I plan on making this one of many engines to build.
12-06-2012 03:08 PM
techinspector1 I don't mean this to sound harsh, but the learning curve that you're facing is more than you can handle right now. Stop what you're doing and raise some cash, however you can and buy a crate motor. It will be absolutely the cheapest way to get the truck running. Forget about performance right now. Here's what you should be looking at....
12-06-2012 01:52 PM
350_ROOKIE i looked for some 882 heads but i couldn't find anything in my area worth getting. I just need to know the casting number for the heads to look for.
12-06-2012 01:27 PM

in your area might help..
12-06-2012 01:23 PM
vinniekq2 w/e heads you can find that cheap is what you will get. By the time they are freshened up,just bolt them on.
12-06-2012 01:10 PM
350_ROOKIE I live in Fargo, ND. I'm putting it into a 1952 Chevrolet pickup. I'm looking for cheap but not junk. and the intake was just free. the only things i salvaged from the old engine was the block. everything else was junk.

I'm looking to make it as high performance as i can for as cheap as possible. like I said I'm not very rich at the moment.
12-06-2012 12:22 PM
BruceKoukalaka What you intend to do with the engine and where you are located might even help.
12-06-2012 12:20 PM
vinniekq2 what heads do you own and what are your goals?
12-06-2012 11:54 AM
350 heads


I'm rebuilding my first 350 engine and I need some heads.

I need them to be cheap as possible. $150 or less!

I have a standard cam and crank, .060 over sized heads and a Torquer II intake.

Any help will be great!

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