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Well I said screw it and bought a motor w/transmission... Its a 1998 Vortec 350. I haven't picked it up yet (salvage yard still had to pull it from the wreck), but I figure I'd give it a good cleaning before I put it in. I am depending on all the help and knowledge of all of you to make this swap as painless as possible!
I think if we put all our heads together (and my labor) we can get this thing in without a hitch!
Thanks in advance for all your help!
Scott

BTW: the motor is going in a 2000 regular cab Xtreme.
 

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Do we all get to take it to our local track and drive it when it is done too?
 

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So you did find one that's not a 5.0? Good deal!! Good luck with the swap. Comp has a good roller cam that will wake up that Vortec too. That's what I had in mine, and I liked it.
 

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I called all the yards in town and only one place had the complete motor and tranny intact.. It came out of a conversion van that looked to be well kept (except for the fact that it was rolled) so hopefully it wasn't dogged out.
I cannot wait to get it.. Yard said Saturday or Monday... The down side to that is my engine stand won't get here till Tuesday!
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What kind of bolts do I need to hold the engine to the stand??
 

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The bolts should come with the stand
 

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they are the bolts that bolt the tranny to the engine i believe they are 1 1/2 long 3/8 diameter and coarse thread. you can pick them up at your local hardware store and get at least grade 5(three lines on the top).
 

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good luck with the swap. 350's are fuuuuuunn. Shouldn't be too hard to find parts for, last time I checked 350 parts were fairly priced, and the aftermarket is pretty big. Lots of text on swaps too. Again, good luck! :)
 
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