Seized Motor

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by 08silverado3500hd, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Looks good
    Great it is running again-probably better-much better and stronger-than new
    Weren't the 350's just 160-170 hp back in 1986?
  2. 08silverado3500hd

    08silverado3500hd Rockstar 100 Posts

    1984 - pretty sure the original engine was 165 hp. Feels stronger on take off and on level ground she will cruise at 65 mph barely touching the throttle. Haven't had much time to play with it yet. Seems my shift point from 3rd to 4th is higher now but then again it has been awhile since I had her on a highway so it could just be my imagination. Never had a tachometer in it - maybe a future project if I find one that looks good/fits well in the dash somewhere. Anxious to get through a couple tanks of gas and have the carburetor fine tuned to really find out how she is going to run.
  3. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Yea it just gained about a 100 ponies over factory, besides better throttle response you might notice better fuel mileage.
    The downside is all these extra ponies in front of an OEM trans can spell trouble.
    I suspect you dont hotrod the truck, but just be ware the trans has some miles on it and may act out for attention in the future.
  4. JTWard

    JTWard Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    I was hoping you weren't going to mention that. BY the time I got my 1990 305 running right, my front clutch pack locked up on me. Well I was planning on a complete overhaul sooner or later. Runs fantastic now !
  5. 08silverado3500hd

    08silverado3500hd Rockstar 100 Posts

    No hotrodding but we all have to spin the tires a little every once in a while. Plan to baby her in hopes she will keep going for a long, long time. Maybe some occasional light towing - I will let the 08 Duramax handle the heavy stuff.

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    I had a new clutch installed between 10,000 and 20,000 miles ago. By being a 4 speed manual hoping the transmission doesn't give me any trouble. Guess time will tell.

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