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Old 09-04-2008, 08:29 PM
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The Vortec head design is great its the rest of the vortec engine package that sucks....the poppet style injectors, the hard to program black box computer, the distributer (dizzy),and the leak prone intake gaskets are all reasons not to transplant this engine into anything else. I own a 98 excab 2wd and cannot get 20mpg with it. My vortec headed 350 in my 79 gets 22 to 23mpg consistantly with the same gear and trans ratios and it has a 650 holley double pumper....and its 3 seconds faster in the quarter. Keep it simple put a carb on it with vortec heads or if you have your heart set on transplanting something better go with the 4.8, 5.3 or 6.0L engine combinations....Im sure they have their issues too but atleast they are current and manufacturers are still building hop up parts for them.....Sorry for the rant but thats my 2 cents.....for what its worth lol....Lorne
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