1978 Chevy 350ci. ?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Mowman, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Can any of you tell me if this was a good or bad year of 350ci. engines. I test drove a 1978 3/4 ton truck today. Had a 350ci. 4 bbl.w/ 164,000 miles. It's didn't smoke when started and ran very SMOOTH. Only thing I did notice was it didn't have much out of the hole, but seems to never really WIND out. Maybe a 3.73 or 3.42 rear? Thanks for your input.
  2. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    Offhand, can't think of any specific "problem areas" with those engines. Are you sre it's the original engine though? Just curious, because I know how many modifications I've done to my old 1975 truck - and how many miles it's travelled.

    Automatic or standard trans? At a guess, I would say around 3.73 gears in the rear end since back in '78, 3/4 tons were still a TRUCK, designed with lugging/pulling in mind.
  3. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    This truck has a Auto trans in it.

  4. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    This is the third thread of yours regarding a 78 w/350. Is this the truck you (may) need the motor for??? If not please explain for us...

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