Well look what followed me home...

Supercharged111

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Little something I found today while looking to spend money..lol Hard to find these for under 125 around here ,,Got it for the low amount of money I wanted to pay. Knew one would show up for the price I wanted if I just waited. View attachment 180531
New low budget 350 build thread in the engine section.

If you're like me, you'll lose some other battles and come out in a questionably cheapa$$ state in the end.
 

87National

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Sort of...

For 1988-91 you could buy a suburban, full sized blazer/jimmy, or a HD version of the r/v series line in regular or crew cab.
......and G series vans stuck with the body style through 95. Although they aren't so much referred to as square body vans.....they have a lot in common with C/K and R/V series.
 
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g0thiac

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well got done with a side job I had rebuilding a transmission for a friends dads Bronco II I got the swapping the 350s I had on my engine stand, The L98 block will sit on the sidelines for a while and I slapped my Vortec 350 on the stand and got to opening it up and turns out Its a 4 Bolt main, View attachment 183007 but someone ****ed away installing a timing chain in it at some point, The left the cam retainer off the front of the cam, so the cam gear was walking back and forth and chewed up the block View attachment 183009 , Nothing major though, them I got the oil pan off and seen this ..LOL I dont think they got around to running it after the oil pump install. but its clean inside, and has had a replacement oil pump that I dont think was ever run, but I am going to pull it apart and check it, I port all my oil pumps anyway. Not a bad find for 100 bucks. Should power the bonne just fine with this 87 L98 cam and L98 heads . Im shooting for 9.5 to 1 CR nothing too major right now, Ill build the L98 block later on with some flat tops and vortec style heads. Im really trying hard to not scoop up a set of 113 Aluminum L98 heads this guy locally has .
So you are swapping the 305 I take it? That would be a nice treat for the Bonneville.
 

Jim Rockford

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yeah, the 305 runs like a champ, but it need MORE POWA !!!!!
 
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Jim Rockford

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headers going in ....
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Jim Rockford

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well went over this afternoon and get em knocked out, Wasn't as bad as i was expecting.
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Still need to weld in a O2 bung on the drivers side and Run the wires and relay for my heated O2 sensor. and fab up an X pipe and get mufflers. I already have a set of mandrel bent grand national style tail pipes
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oldsmobile joe

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fyi, those manifolds never came with the air tube extenders your talking about.
 
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Jim Rockford

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Thanks Joe ... Figure I will post em up on marketplace see if anyone wants them, cause they ain't going back on my sh*t..lol Spent the day cleaning up my mess and tools from the header install and got motivated enough to swap my speedo and clock back into place and wired up a small super tach II my buddies dad gave me, Now I have an accurate tach. and a clock that works. Also turned my steering wheel back the correct way..lol

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