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GM Goodwrench crate 350, or GM Performance 290/350? 86 K10 Engine swap.

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by Chevy Man NC, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Chevy Man NC

    Chevy Man NC New Member

    I was wondering if anybody has seen these 2 motor's in action, in person. I need a daily driver, that'll pull good. I've already narrowed it down to these 2 motor's, but I don't know anybody that's seen them in person. I'm putting it in my: 1986 K10 Saginaw 4 speed, to replace my wore out 200k, 305. Anybody know which is better for daily work? Thank's for any information.
  2. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    id get the straight 350 myself, but thats me. parts are everywhere and cheap as heck cause theres so many of em.

  3. Boonduff

    Boonduff Member 3 Years 100 Posts

    The only difference between the base 350 and the 290 hp are the cam and the pistons, everything else is the same. I swapped the 290 hp motor into my 78 GMC K1500 2 years ago, and don't regret it a bit. It's not a total powerhouse, but puts out alot more power than my stock 400 did. I drive the truck daily and often tow a 20 ft flatbed. It's a great reliable motor.
  4. Chevy Man NC

    Chevy Man NC New Member

    Thank's everybody. I think I'm gonna go with the 290/350 with a Lunati cam hehe. :lol:

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