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'82 C-10.... Motor?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by ccarter, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. ccarter

    ccarter New Member

    Hello. I am quite the novice at rebuilding motors, and I would like some info.

    I have an '82 C-10 single cab, short wheel base, fleet side.

    I was talking about purchasing a '75ish stock 350 4bolt from a guy I know, someone else informed me that they have a '80ish 327 short block.

    I've only ever put a wrench on 350s, and just curious to see what facts I can get on each.

    This truck will be my "toy," so yes, i do want power, but i dont want it to end up being a sinkhole for my cash.

    Initially I was think of boring the 350, 400 crank, etc...

    Thanks!!!
  2. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    The only 80's model 327 I've ever heard of is a truck motor for the Kodiak line up makes decent power but there a tall block and I dont think they fit well under the hood of the C/K series trucks.
    A 350/400 combo comes out as a 383 and is a popular build makes great power but is a little hard to keep running cool and doesnt like to be used as a day to day commuter it would rather be out galloping.
    Either the 383 or 4 bolt 350 would make a decent engine for your truck without breaking the bank. 1hp per cubic inch is a decent reality on either of those engines without sinking a lot of money in them.

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