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Old May 4th, 2008
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Thumbs up Olds 350 Rebuild

Newbie here looking into getting into a winter project if not before of rebuilding the Olds 350 in my Sis's '75 Delta Convertible.. Been running the last few years on STP and 50 weight oil to main some oil pressure but now that her POS 99 Blazer (That gets comparable gas milage to the Olds, go figger) is paid for she's been instructed that it time....
My question is, are there any tricks or quirks I should look for when rebuilding this engine or will just a standard rebuild be adequate? Its currently at 157K and running strong (with virtually no oil pressire too!!) but I'm still figuring on it needing bored, heads redone, probably some crank work, a new cam, pretty much the works..

I've always dabbled with Ford Clevelands and Modifieds (Sorry ) so I'm not real versed on issues (if any) with this engine.. Are there any cams you guys can reccomend that won't kill the fuel milage and work okay with the (I think) 2.79 gears? WHat about oiling problems (way too familiar with those) Is a high volume oil pump necessary?

I have also been contemplating a 700R4 swap since the trans leaks anyhow.. I've seen the adapters, been thinking that the lower 1st and second geat may work nice with the steep rearend gears..

Any input would be appreciated, Not looking for a 500 horse monster (well I am, she isn't) I just want a good strong engine that will last..

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Nothing for the last few months soo..


BUMP!!

Anyone???
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Old January 22nd, 2009
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I hope the post isn't too old to reply to? Google Joe Mondello and Dick Miller Racing, and look up rebuild kits and high performance parts online. Find out what it will cost for machine work and parts. the 350 Olds isn't expensive but it's not small block Chevy or Ford cheap either. Stay away from high volume oil pumps unless your buying a deep sump oil pan. For a good street car check out the Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold and RPM cam kit. The same tricks you learn on other engines like chipping or grinding off casting flash, opening up the oil pump passageway in the block, shimming the oil pressure relief spring to raise pressure(with a spacer from Mondello), decking the block and heads. Look up online archives of magazines like HotRod, CarCraft for Olds engine builds and tips. www.mondellotwister.com www.dickmillerracing.com
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Old January 27th, 2009
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Never too old for a reply! After some time on the web I've found out tons.... COnfirmed what they been telling me at the machine shop that there isn;t really any major trouble areas on this one.. I know I checked out Dick Miller's site.. Not sure about Joe Mondello.. I'll have to go have a look see... I think I got a plan on the engine itself, just not sure what I want to do with the trans and gears yet.. COnsidering the amount of highway driving it does I'm still tyoing with a 2004r...

Thanks for the reply and links!
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