Myloth wrote:Found a motor this morning wrapped in plastic in my yard, Santa came early?
But then I looked on the side of my house and seen a 2004r and I knew I forgot that trip to
the yard yesterday.
Package deal 350 Goodwrench and 2004r for one money from local yard.
They need cleaning but price was cheap (400ish) and delivered to my door. The 2004r is from a late 80s
Monte Carlo it's had some work to it the guy used to race it. And the 350 is solid fired up first turn with
nothing but gas and it had an old quadrajet on it that doesn't look to fresh. Same for plugs etc
poor maintenance but low miles Crate motor for cheap I'll take it. So far looks good inside the lifter valley
and heads are clean. I have to replace all accessories but that was a must do anyway for decent look.
I think Gm's weight thrown round of 575 for a 350 is with fluids and everything. I stripped it to the long block and
I can pick up one side rather easily no way that's over 300. maybe 310 maybe. I am figuring all this as I don't have lift
handy but do have an engine stand debating whether to take off the heads may have to.
Very nice!! Don't hurt your back. I can barely pick up a bare 350 block by myself, but can if I have to. If you're trying to get it on a stand, go ahead and take the heads off and get one other person to help you. Bolt your engine stand plate/pipe to the block first, then you and one other person can easily lift it up and slide it into the stand. I wouldn't recommend trying it yourself, not even a bare block. One false move and you could get hurt real bad. Taking the heads off will make it a lot lighter and you may as well put new head gaskets on since they are not that expensive. The crank is still going to make it quite heavy, so be careful.