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rebuilding my first 350 sb

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rebuilding my first 350 sb

Jesse0029 Jesse0029
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 11/12
Posted: 11/04/12
08:16 AM

Is there a standard rebuild kit to buy at part store I am going with a mild cam but mind u I am illiterate but very interested in building a motor for my 69 converted c-10 4x4 the motor is a78 350 that smokes and the guy rebuilt the bottom end prior to me buying I plan to just get nice not hotrod or show truck any advise will b appreciated thanks  

68scott385 68scott385
Guru | Posts: 1990 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 11/04/12
09:08 AM

YES, parts can be bought nearly anywhere. BUT, if you rebuild it wiht new parts and it never goes to a machinist to freshen the worn areas, it will have the same or worse problems after the rebuild.

SO, it needs to be disassembled, INSPECTED by a competant machinist, and then parts can be bought.  
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Pontiacman2 Pontiacman2
Moderator | Posts: 8956 | Joined: 09/08
Posted: 11/04/12
09:30 AM

+1 If it needs machine work and it is not done then you are just wasting your money.

Northern auto parts has reasonably priced rebuild kits for the chevy 350.  

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pepsi1 pepsi1
Guru | Posts: 1718 | Joined: 09/11
Posted: 11/04/12
10:04 AM

Your throwing your money away! Do it right or don't do it!!!  

redneckjoe69 redneckjoe69
Addict | Posts: 2337 | Joined: 03/10
Posted: 11/04/12
11:03 AM

i agree.    if she smokes, its time to visit a machine shop.     does it smoke on start up or when you put the fun pedal down?  

skyeking skyeking
Addict | Posts: 2738 | Joined: 08/09
Posted: 11/06/12
04:42 PM

Hi People,
 What states are you guys from..
 Anybody from Obama land??