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350 engine differences

Is there a difference in a chevy 350 car engine and truck engine. Just wondering? I didn't know that there was a difference?


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Depending on the year. The differences are all internal. They bolt up the same.
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Originally Posted by 82CJ7
Is there a difference in a chevy 350 car engine and truck engine. Just wondering? I didn't know that there was a difference?


Very minor differences. Generally just in the nickel content of the block & some other strengthening in the deck and around the main webs around the crank on the truck blocks. Really very minor differences and a well built 350 out of a car will do fine in any truck. All parts of a 350, whether truck or car, interchange depending on year. Up thru 1985 Chev 350's had a two peice rear main seal, in 86 they started one peice rear mains. In 87 they started using roller cams.
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and we cant forget two bolt mains and four bolt mains...
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And computer wise on late model EFI 350s there can be important 'minor' differences. Generally speaking a 96 or older is easier to swap than a 97 or newer. Mainly because of the VATS - Vehicle Anit Theft System - built into the ignition. So items like this may differ on the car and truck model years right around 96/97 when they were beginning this technology.

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