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Old 05-07-2004, 07:32 AM
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Start Digging!!

17 bolts is right. 8 on the outside, 9 on the inside. 10:1 you have forgotten (overlooked) the 2 bolts on the ends on the inside. Dig out the caked up oil out of the corners of the head,(on the exaust side). I believe you will find why you can not get the head off.

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The oil must be cakey enough to where you missed some bolts. For each head, there are 9 under the valve cover, and 8 on the outside under the exhaust ports. Sounds like you have 3 on each head to find. May have to take some rockers off to access them.

I am attaching a nice picture of the GMPP LT4 heads, which are nice and clean, so you know where all to look.

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Thanks for the information.

Missed the 2 on the ends. I had to do alot of scraping to see them.

This is my first rebuild and have been reading some books.

How to Build Max Performance Chevy Small Blocks on a Budget (S-A Design)....by David Vizard.

How to Build Big-Inch Chevy Small Blocks....by Graham Hansen

John Lingenfelter on Modifying Small-Block Chevy Engines: High Performance Engine Building and Tuning for Street and Racing

Are there any other books you recommend before the rebuild.

The first thing I'm going to do is visual inspection and if all checks out, I'll try to get it to the machine shop as soon as possible in case there is something wrong with it, I'll have time to take it back to the scrapyard,

Thanks again.
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most of the time if you want to know if the motor is good just look at the van or truck.. the body condition can tell you alot.. has it been wrecked.. normally when a vehile is totalled then it is taken to a junkyard and parted out.. if the vehicle wasnt wrecked then that means either the motor, or transmission is bad. .. the people couldnt fix the problem or couldnt afford it so they sell it to a junk yard...
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Took the engine apart and everything looks good so far. Going to hose it down and clean it some tomorrow, if all looks good, to the machine shop it will go.

Quick question, which 350 rebuild kit do you guys perfer? Been searching the web and found powerhouse, summit, scoggin dickey(different year, will check if it will work) and a couple others.

I'm looking for good performance. The heads are going to be the Scoggin Dickey Kit Not sure which carb. Was thinking the Edelbrock 750. As for cam, I called Comp Cams and they suggested XE268H. Also headers and a 700r4 with 2000 stall converter. 3.73ls rear end.

What do you guys think of this setup? What do you guys recommend?

Thanks for all your replies, they really help.

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While the 750cfm edelbrock would be fine I think you would be better off with a 600 cfm performer or one of edelbrocks new 650cfm Thunder Series carbs.



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Cleaned the heads and found this casting number: 14102193 w/L04 below it and GM 27 on the other end of the block. They seem to have the same valve size as the new ones. It looks in good shape. Do you know, if with some porting, this head could perform well?

Just want to know if it was any good before I go out and buy a new.

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Anyone have suggestions on a good 350 rebuild kit? Are these heads worth keeping?

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Jose
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