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Old 08-16-2001, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have access to a free 1979 Chevrolet 3.3L (i think) V6 and turbo 350 out of my father's Malibu Classic. He swapped in a 350 5 speed, so he no longer needs the engine. The car was bought of the orginal owner last year with only 50,000kms on the odometer (~30,000 miles) and the engine and tranny run like a top. I know the eninges mounts are similar to other Chev swaps, but my questions are:

(1) What do I have to do to the output shaft of the TH350 to make it work with a transfer case, and what case should I use? ( If the output shaft can be swapped.

(2) I have some reservations about carb'd trucks. Is there stuff that can be done to the existing carb to make it work better at angles? Is there a replacement carb out there that is specifically made for angles/offroading.

(3) He also has a mid 80's T5 tranny from a V6 Camaro, can this be used as well. Need output shaft changes?

Any help would be appreciated. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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Old 08-17-2001, 11:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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<STRONG>I have access to a free 1979 Chevrolet 3.3L (i think) V6 and turbo 350 out of my father's Malibu Classic. , but my questions are:
(1) What do I have to do to the output shaft of the TH350 to make it work with a transfer case, and what case should I use? ( If the output shaft can be swapped.</STRONG>
On my Buick 3.8 V6/TH350 swap I got a special ouput shaft for the trans to mate to the xfr, and adapter plates to bolt the 2 together.

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(2) I have some reservations about carb'd trucks. Is there stuff that can be done to the existing carb to make it work better at angles? Is there a replacement carb out there that is specifically made for angles/offroading.</STRONG>
I use the Holley 390 cfm 4bbl (#8007) w/float mounted at the rear (side to side) for fewer problems on hills.
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Old 08-17-2001, 12:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I also went with the xfer case adapter to use the factory case with the th350. I also got motormount adapters to bolt in the small block. As for the carburator I read in a magazine that the quadrajet was a pretty good choice for off raod. I have an edelbrock with the springed needle seats and I adjusted the float level and I am still having trouble when it gets bounced around.
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Old 08-17-2001, 04:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Do I have to use the Toy x-fer case? Right now I have an auto tranny, so I'd have to go and buy a trasfer case and adapter, would it be cheaper to just to get a chev xfer case that will fit. Do they exit on the same side as a Toy?

With the 3.8L, what is the HP/torque rating? Thanks for the carb info, I;ve always skimmed the Chev sections in magazines, but I remember seeing something about turning the carb around backwards.
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