Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: faribault, MN, USA
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by nick:
hey i want to make this a little clearer since i want to do the same thing...i have an 84 with a 2.8L 5speed, i want to put a 350 in will the 5 speed bolt to the small block or do i need a new bellhousing, or new tranny<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Fist off for the bolt pattern on the 2.8 is different then the V8's and even the larger V6's (why GM did this is beyond me)
Second if you have a factory 5-speed with the V8 bolt pattern it will not last on the 350. the 350 puts out to much for the factory 5-speed and it burns it up. the 350 and the 5-speed were not avaible on the same car from the factory.
you need a after market 5-speed. or just go with a 700R4
I will be making the same switch. I have done a ton of research one it and it will be difficult but thats not going to stop me!!
Hope this helps,
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