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  1. #1
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    Default 69 Gladiator gets Transplant

    Started a new engine install. Have not run it yet, I'm at work for the next two weeks so will get to that when I get back home.

    Its a 1970 SP Code 350 4bbl. Been completely rebuilt and balanced.

    Looks good and can't wait hear it run.

    Old engine.
    Photo Aug 24, 17 50 59.jpg

    Out
    Photo Aug 24, 18 15 18.jpg
    New Engine
    Photo Aug 27, 12 27 48.jpgPhoto Aug 27, 13 14 01.jpg

    Adapter for Buick 350 to Standard TH400
    Photo Aug 24, 18 20 53.jpg
    Empty space
    Photo Aug 24, 18 15 25.jpg
    Trans removed, new one going in
    Photo Aug 26, 16 18 34 (1).jpg
    New engine in place
    Photo Aug 30, 11 43 35.jpgPhoto Aug 30, 11 43 43.jpg
    Accessories installed
    Photo Aug 30, 18 08 47.jpgPhoto Aug 30, 18 09 23.jpg

    Here's What its in.
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    "Brutus"
    69 Gladiator
    Utility Box
    Buick SP Code 350-4V
    Front - GM 10 bolt w/Front Disc Brakes and locking hubs
    Rear - GM 10 Bolt 8.5"
    Custom front bumper with B17 Bomb-Bay winch.

    EMS Helicopter Pilot in US Midwest and South
    http://www.lifeteam.net

  2. #2
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    Default Re: 69 Gladiator gets Transplant

    Cool swap man. Did ya build it to be a low end torque monster? Have a good one.

    Jesse Z.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: 69 Gladiator gets Transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by jzuelly1 View Post
    Cool swap man. Did ya build it to be a low end torque monster? Have a good one.

    Jesse Z.

    By definition, SBB are torque monsters compared to any of the rest of the GM 350's, but that being said, yes, I believe it should still be pretty good. Put a 268 cam in it which should bring on the power lower in the RPM's especially since its in a 4x4.
    "Brutus"
    69 Gladiator
    Utility Box
    Buick SP Code 350-4V
    Front - GM 10 bolt w/Front Disc Brakes and locking hubs
    Rear - GM 10 Bolt 8.5"
    Custom front bumper with B17 Bomb-Bay winch.

    EMS Helicopter Pilot in US Midwest and South
    http://www.lifeteam.net

  4. #4
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    Aurora, CO
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    Default Re: 69 Gladiator gets Transplant

    Looks great.
    Roy

    1969 Jeep Wagoneer: Buick 350/TH400/D20/D27/D44 for now.
    1986 Jeep J-10 Pickup: AMC 401/700R4/NP208/D44/D60FF
    2012 Jeep Wrangler: 3.6 Pentastar/NSG370/4 speed Atlas/D30/D44

    Try out my handy gear ratio calculator: http://www.grimmjeeper.com/gears.html

    If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: 69 Gladiator gets Transplant - It's AaaLiiiive

    Well, finally got it started and broke in late last night. Had a small issue with a carb gasket. Swapped for the ones that came with the Mr. Gasket spacer and leak sealed right up. Fired up on first attempt. Ran at 2K for 20 minutes, then about another 20 at around 900-1k while the carb adjustments were completed and timing set. She got hot, but not bad, lost of paint and oils burning off. Then after another 10-15 minutes the idle was set and here's what we have..

    Hear it run here.

    http://vid869.photobucket.com/albums...psbcq7iysn.mp4
    Last edited by randyre; 09-27-2016 at 03:04 PM.
    "Brutus"
    69 Gladiator
    Utility Box
    Buick SP Code 350-4V
    Front - GM 10 bolt w/Front Disc Brakes and locking hubs
    Rear - GM 10 Bolt 8.5"
    Custom front bumper with B17 Bomb-Bay winch.

    EMS Helicopter Pilot in US Midwest and South
    http://www.lifeteam.net

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Clermont Florida
    Posts
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    Default Re: 69 Gladiator gets Transplant

    SP code 70 motor is what I've put in my wagoneer with Fitech fi. You're going to love that engine.
    The ten commandments are not multiple choice.
    You really are judged by the dog(s) you own.
    1976 Jeep Cherokee. 315 hp 1970 GS 350.
    1970 Jeep Gladiator B350 but now has a Chevy 454.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: 69 Gladiator gets Transplant

    So far I love it. Only have about 300 miles so far. The really lopey idle is gone, it still sounds mean and lopes a little, but not like it first did. I hope the cam is OK. We broke it in properly, maybe its just the Carb needs more tuning as it breaks in and gets the Idle settled again. Hope that's all it is.
    "Brutus"
    69 Gladiator
    Utility Box
    Buick SP Code 350-4V
    Front - GM 10 bolt w/Front Disc Brakes and locking hubs
    Rear - GM 10 Bolt 8.5"
    Custom front bumper with B17 Bomb-Bay winch.

    EMS Helicopter Pilot in US Midwest and South
    http://www.lifeteam.net

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Clermont Florida
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    Default Re: 69 Gladiator gets Transplant

    If it runs smooth and the cam is probably alright. Fiddling with it and adjusting the idle circuits will calm one down a lot of times.
    The ten commandments are not multiple choice.
    You really are judged by the dog(s) you own.
    1976 Jeep Cherokee. 315 hp 1970 GS 350.
    1970 Jeep Gladiator B350 but now has a Chevy 454.

 

 

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