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Old 03-22-2010, 05:29 PM
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will a 267 small block fit a suburban?

as you can tell from my name i know nothing about cars...i haev a 1985 subrban and the engine went out...i know it has a 350 in it...a friend said he has a 267 chevy small block v8 and it will fit... i just want to confirm this!

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Old 03-22-2010, 05:38 PM
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I am sure it will fit but i wouldn't even consider it JMO. They only made those engines like 3 years i think. And a very low HP engine at that small bore just not a good engine IMHO especially for a big ride like you are talking about, Wouldn't consider it at all i would get another 350 or a 400 or even a bigblock. Before i would mess with the 267 engine . JMO


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Eloc just gave you some very good advice. It will gut the 267 trying to carry the weight of a locomotive sized suburban. These engines were made for vehicles that had wheel bases that didn`t exceed a certain limit. They came standard with about 110 horsepower and that was on a good day. If you were to place a small RV cam it still wouldn`t do any good, the 267 is so small a RV cam that idles smoothly in a larger small block is radical in a 267. The next problem is the 267`s small 3.500 inch bore, coupled with its long stroke of 3.480 results in high cylinder tempatures that can burn holes through pistons, the best place for a 267 is the recycler or a boat anchor.
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If you need to get the Suburban on the road cheap the 267 will fit right in place of the 350. It will be rather slow as this is a low performance motor, but it will get you up and down the road if money is a factor. Had a friend put a 267 in a '82 Chevy Caprice Stationwagon in place of a 350, it wouldn't get any speeding tickets but got him around and to work and back 50 miles a day without a problem.
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as you can tell from my name i know nothing about cars...i haev a 1985 subrban and the engine went out...i know it has a 350 in it...a friend said he has a 267 chevy small block v8 and it will fit... i just want to confirm this!
You are confirmed- but if you're even considering it, know right now that it will be VERY slow accelerating. Dangerously slow, IMHO.

I'd MUCH rather have a 4.3L V6 than that pos, to be honest w/you.
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will a 267 small block fit a suburban?

Yes it is the same externally as the other small blocks. A good friend of mine had a chevy tiltbed with a 267 in it. He hauled enough scrap cars to build a 355 for the truck.The truck actually wasnt too bad to drive,but it was no powerhouse.
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they were made from IIRC 1979-1981 and produced 115 HP.. they did come in Caprice/ Impalas tho.
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they were made from IIRC 1979-1981 and produced 115 HP.. they did come in Caprice/ Impalas tho.
Think of what a 267 Caprice would run like, towing another 1/2 Caprice, and that would be about like the 'burban w/a 267! LOL
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If it's cheap, go for it. At least he's kind enough not to lie to you about engine size just so he could sell it to you for more than it's worth.
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Think of what a 267 Caprice would run like, towing another 1/2 Caprice, and that would be about like the 'burban w/a 267! LOL
I know. I had a '81 Impala 4dr parts car bought for the engine for $75 and told it was a 350.. IIRC I did have it running and it ran pretty good but when I ran the numbers and found it was a 267 I just junked it..
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