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Old 09-02-2020, 05:33 PM   #1
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Talking SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

Well, back in April I bought a '72 C10 Cheyenne and while it looked great it leaked transmission / oil like crazy. Shortly after getting it my brother put it on a trailer and carried her off to East Texas. What turned into "fix the leaks" turned into a complete rebuild of both the transmission and engine (oh and the QJet Carb).

Even though she is not back together and running I cannot hold back posting the "almost" completed rebuild.

All I been doing for months is sending cash and dropshipping parts! Thanks to the guys that helped me in my '72 350 Upper Engine Wire Looms thread. I really like how those looms played out on the engine! Hunting down all the bits & bots I think was well worth it
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Old 09-02-2020, 05:40 PM   #2
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Re: SBC & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

Oh, it's not like my brother is going this for free. When he drives it back to be in Austin he is bringing me a old jukebox to repair LOL

He does Mechanical work and I do Electronics. Though I am pretty sure I got the better deal ;-)
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Old 09-02-2020, 05:58 PM   #3
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

Looks nice but I think your valve covers don’t look right.
You need an opening on the passenger side rear for hook up of breather line to air cleaner.
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:01 PM   #4
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

hmm, checking original photos - brother put them on like they were on it. Or I think?
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:08 PM   #5
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

perhaps he has the passenger side on backwards?
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:09 PM   #6
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

Yup!
Breather line on back of cover.
No hole the way it is now.
Tell your bro he owes you a case of brew!
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:17 PM   #7
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

I already texted him LOL! That will be a PITA for him swap, no way I am telling him he owes me a case of beer! I can hear it in my head him cursing up a storm right about now LOL

Thanks for the spot, since he has not dropped the engine into the truck just yet. I think I owe you a some brew! ha!
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:31 PM   #8
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

Better to fix it now.
I suppose you telling him he should have painted it ford red will really drive him nuts!
Ford red looks like the orange on your motor now after many heat cycles.
The orange takes on a yellowish patina after awhile. Kinda dull sheen like your original pics.
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Old 09-03-2020, 08:31 AM   #9
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

The engine was painted by my brother's shop partner and he has painted a number of Chevy engines with color code 72 (mostly for corvette restorations). He is the body/paint guy (among other skills for restorations). If the color shifts through time and usage, like my original, I'd consider that normal for stock

My brother replied to my text on the valve cover ... he only replied with a face LOL
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:34 AM   #10
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

The ford red paint was used by guys that used their rides for car shows. They wanted the motor to retain that shiny orange hue. Mostly to impress the judges.

Don’t forget to put some short bolts in the two holes down in front of the fuel pump.
They can leak oil.

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Old 09-04-2020, 12:55 PM   #11
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Valve cover fixed! Brother says install this weekend!!
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Old 09-04-2020, 01:21 PM   #12
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

Good deal!
Did you mention to him the two possibly leaky bolt holes by the fuel pump.
Hate to see a mess.
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Old 09-04-2020, 01:59 PM   #13
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

I think I overlooked that suggestion, I'll pass that along!! Thanks "Eagle Eye"!
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A link for you and him.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=138417
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Question Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

I looked at the photos and I am sure you are talking about this - which it has the top bolt in / painted.

The bottom one doesn't have a bolt but is that needed too? Seem I read its only the top one that needs it??
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

I had a block that was open on both bolts.
Bottom one shouldn’t but mine might have been a casting flaw.
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

thank you, great tip - you are awesome for helping!
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

When he says short, that means short. Just a few threads, about 1/2". It doesn't have to be super tight, just put sealer on it. Too long a bolt in the top hole will hit the fuel pump push rod.
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

Engine and jukebox both look awesome!
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Old 09-06-2020, 01:38 PM   #20
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Now the trans/engine is in place!

@geezer#99 - my brother assured me the bolt is fine and he knows all about it
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:16 PM   #21
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Re: SBC 350 & TH350 Rebuild Almost Done!

She's running on her own power!

A/C is next to be worked on in the shop! Seems when it was converted none of the o-rings where changed out or at least that is one thing they saw wrong.

Then Shoulder Belts, Tach Upgrade, LED all around when it's back to me!
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