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350 to 292

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cowboy, Dec 4, 2000.

  1. cowboy

    cowboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84


    I'm thinking of buying a 73-80 3/4 ton Chevy with a 350 and replacing the motor with a 292 I6, anybody know if this would just bolt in, or would it be a hard conversion?

    And do you know where I could get addition information on it?

  2. Power mad

    Power mad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Easy swap, it's a Chevy. The 6 cyl will drop right in. But for a truck that size why do you want to down size? As for my self sacrificing the little bit of milage for passing ab ility isn't worth it. As for info, get yourself a Haynes 73-87 manual. Don't even bother with Chiltons. Unless you are out of paper and you need to start a fire.
  3. cowboy

    cowboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    about teh chiltons, I have found out that they make a good traction device in the snow <g>

    Well I will be using this as a plow truck/work truck so it won't see many freeways, thing is I love I6's because they go so long (they beat any so called honda or toyota, so will a 350 of course)

    well main reason is, I want to try a 292 I6 and cannot find any in trucks, otherwise I would probably just go with a 350 which I know is a good engine.

    suppose to be a real torque monster, bigger stroke than bore, which is really rare. Plus I have a 250 I6 in my truck (2wd, man I wish it was 4wd) and first engine went 270,000-290,000 (not quite shure when it was replaced) and the second one is just a awesome truck.


    just a thought.
  4. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Messages: 1,687

    cowboy the 292 will only be adequet if its in front of a 4 sp, if you have an auto behind it, you will be real unhappy with the plowing performance. and if you are plowing you probably want the auto, so stay with the 350 and you will be fine.

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