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I recently added a 1986 Chevy C10 Silverado to the fleet which was the replacement for my 1992 Accord.  I drove the truck around for a few months.. put a couple thousand miles on it and then the transmission went.  I figured I would pull the engine and transmission which is extremely easy.  A couple hours and both were out.  I sent the transmission over to a guy I work with to be rebuilt.  It's a Turbo 350 transmission, one of the cheapest to rebuild so I figured we might as well do it up right.  Going with some racing clutches, B&M stage 2 shift improver, and a 2400rpm 12" stall converter. 

When I started pulling the engine apart I was not happy with what I found.  The valve covers were filled with the tell tail sludge of a internal coolant leak.  I pulled the intake and heads off, but all the gaskets looked fine.  I never did find hard evidents of a gasket leak.  Seeing as how this is only a 305 V8 I figured I would take this opportunity to upgrade the engine as well.

Here are some photos... shiny bits in the transmission pan.. no good... and baby poop in the valve covers!

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After much searching I settled on a performance engine from ATK high performance engines.

It should be here in a couple weeks!  Here's the build sheet.

Stage: 1
HP: 325
TORQUE: 373
Engine Type: Chevy Small Block V8
Displacement (cu.in): 350
Block: O.E. Cast 4 Bolt
Bore / Stoke: up to 4.060 X 3.480
Crankshaft: OE 2 Piece Seal
Rods: Powder metal
Pistons: Hypereutectic
Rings: Moly
Camshaft Type: HYD. Flat Tappet
Camshaft Lift: .465 IN X .488 EX
Camshaft Duration @.50: 224 IN X 234 EX
Cylinder Head Type: OE Cast Iron
Chamber Size: 75 cc
Valve Size: 1.94 IN X 1.50 EX
Intake Runner Volume: OE
Compression Ratio: 8.9:1
Rocker Arm Type: Stamped Steel
Rocker Arm Ratio: 1.5:1
Sheet Metal: Chrome V/C T/C Black O/P
Recommended Fuel: 92 Octane
Ignition Timing: 36 Degrees Total Advance
Max RPM: 5800
Warranty: 24/Unlimited
Dyno Proven: YES
 
FEATURES 
  Features and benefits
  High Quality Parts
  Sheet Metal Included
  Hypereutectic Pistons
  Dyno Proven
  Torque Plate Honed

All of their engines are balanced and blue printed.  Should make it a fun truck to drive.  

 

 

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