231 > 350 SWAP - COMPLETE Specialty swap (Fixed - Cranking issue / Turning over) - Built from Block

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by Orlando M, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Same as the picture. The bolt gets torqued to 50 ft. lbs.

    I would imagine they would, but it will cost you.
     
  3. Orlando M

    Orlando M I’ve got something to prove and something to lose.

    Ok. I’ll give them a call now.
     
  4. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    I'm assuming you are taking charge now? I would take stock of everything required and try not too rush.
     
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  5. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    Maybe Bruno can find what you need. I bought eccentric & gear from him before. He had more left.
     
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  6. Orlando M

    Orlando M I’ve got something to prove and something to lose.


    Yea. I bought everything needed a while ago. I just sent him the block to apply everything so I got pretty much everything plus I have my manual from 78 so it helps a lot. I just feel like he rushed it himself when I wanted to take time. So I started by uninstalling everything except the items I was referring to earlier. I did a solid 60% of the work I got all the way up to this point alone. I used to work on my 231 all the time so it’s not a complicated.
     
  7. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Great news. It might be easier to pull the timing cover with the engine still in the car then. ;)
     
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  8. Orlando M

    Orlando M I’ve got something to prove and something to lose.

    What key are you referring to?
     
  9. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    This one, and hopefully you have the oil slinger on the crank snout.
     

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  10. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    It's a woodruff key. Measure it Mart.
     
  11. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    .187 x 1.375 x .390
    Wasn't sure if it has add'l hardness compared to hardware store keys.
     

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  12. Orlando M

    Orlando M I’ve got something to prove and something to lose.

    Just called TA and ordered the 3 parts. They said express would be somewhere around $90 due to its being UPS next day. But they sent small parcel priority USPS. I always like USPS Express priority. I think UPS is their primary carrier.
     
  13. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Did you ask about the Key?
     
  14. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    When are you pulling the timing cover? ;)
     
  15. Orlando M

    Orlando M I’ve got something to prove and something to lose.

    I just added it to the order.
     
  16. Orlando M

    Orlando M I’ve got something to prove and something to lose.

    Not today. Probably this weekend. closer to when the parts get here towards top of the week. Gonna knock out some other things on the car prior to that like my aftermarket gauges and tach.
     
  17. Fox's Den

    Fox's Den 27 years of racing the same 355 Buick motor

    Here is the gear looking down the hole Cam gear wear.jpg
     
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  18. 1987Regal

    1987Regal Well-Known Member

    You can pull the timing cover 2 ways
    #1 take the front oil pan bolts out that go into the cover and buy the fel-pro timing cover set with the partial oil pan gasket piece and put rtv on the mating edges.
    OR
    #2 pull the oil pan in the car, then pull the timing cover. Buy timing cover set, buy pan gasket
    If you do pull the pan, you need to spin the crank with a socket so the webs of the crank clear.
    Edit : Atleast this is how my 84 is I fogot you have a 78
     
  19. mikethegoon

    mikethegoon Well-Known Member

    Boy . Been rough for 350 buicks this year. Larry g s (professor) helping turning into a full time job. Then the guy complaing bout lack of 350 at races. Has his answer now. We can't get them out of garage.
     
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  20. mikethegoon

    mikethegoon Well-Known Member

    Sorry - I mean the wizard.
     

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