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bambam36862 08-24-2003 10:09 PM

what kinda power does a 350 van motor make?(80's model van driver side dpstick)
I got a 350 out of an 80's model chevy van to replace my engine in my 77 camaro and i was wondering , what kind of power would it putting out?any help here would be much appreciated.:thumbup:

DoubleVision 08-24-2003 10:24 PM

maybe 160 horses. if your not gonna rebuild it, do it a favor while it`s out, swap in a edelbrock performer plus cam, and a double roller timing chain to give it a low end torque and horsepower increase. a camaro, like a van, is no flyweight, it needs all the torque it can get.

TIM LIMES 08-24-2003 10:25 PM

Best bet would be to get the numbers off the back of the block. Will be back by where the engine and tranny bolt up together. There's a good that gives out what engines are what by block numbers. Hope this helps ya out.:thumbup:

mikeweyman 08-25-2003 03:45 AM

check the #'s its probably a 305

78 monte 08-25-2003 08:12 AM

I'd say at least put a performer intake and 600 holley and headers on it.With that I'd say approx 225hp flywheel maybe more if its low milage.
Also while its out like said a cam will help power too.If ya go this route change the T chain and oil pump wile your in there.

bambam36862 08-31-2003 02:54 PM

found all my numbers
I ran my block numbers, not my head numbers, it says the block is from a 69 2 or 4 bolt main.I think i have made up my mind on what to do about the engine,if i could be of any assistance to anyone won't hurt to ask.I may not be the brightest tool in the shed but i have been hotrroding all my life,thanks again you guys.
steven elliott

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