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    Default is this a rare option?

    My friend and I were at another friend's shop today, and he showed us a 1980 Caprice Classic. we saw what appeared to be a stock 350 4bbl engine. it turned out to be a factory aluminum intake on it .(we tested it with a magnet )

    was this some sort of rare option,or an assembly line mixup? appeared original,as it was caked with grime like the rest of the engine.
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    I would highly doubt it. It must have been aftermarket. If you can scrap it you might see a name. Is this one of your candidate cars?



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    oh heavens no.

    I want to go no newer than '72 if I can
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    It appears that a 1980 came with either a 267 V8, 305 V8 or an Olds 350 V8 diesel as options so my guess is you might have been looking at a 267 or the 305.



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    caprice came in a diesel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 95CTburb19 View Post
    caprice came in a diesel?
    Yes. It was an ordered option so I doubt there was alot ever built. The belching black smoke would be an absolute scream to watch. Remember Chevettes came in diesel too LOL



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    Quote Originally Posted by 95CTburb19 View Post
    caprice came in a diesel?
    I have an 81 Caprice wagon out back that had the diesel in it. $1000 every time it went in the shop. We were on our way to TN when we had engine problems for the 3rd time so I had a local shop put in a Olds Rocket 350.

    Dam thing will pass anything but a gas station.

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    auto zone.com also showed a 350 4bbl was available too

    hmmmmmm, this would make a neat street machine.....I'm considering it ;)
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    pay attention when going from a Diesel motor to a gas. Back when I did my conversion the only engine that would mount up to the tranny for the diesel engine was an Olds 350. Not sure if it was the same on the trucks.

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    this car was never a diesel..... it has a 350 chevy engine

    out of curiousity, how much horsepower does it take for the engine to turn the A/C compressor?

    if I get this car, I thought about deleting the A/C
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