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Username Post: Engine swap 1982 g20        (Topic#348535)
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12-03-17 05:42 PM - Post#2716785    

I've got a Chev g20 1982 it's got a 350 in it and its auto, I'm not with the car and I'm trying to work out if an engine I have found will fit. the question I have is does any body know how many bolts connect the gear box to the engine in an auto 1982 Canadian Chev g20 van? the engine I'm looking at is a 76 corvette 350 engine. And has 8 bolts that connect the gear box to the engine, I am mechanically retarded so if you have any info at all that might help me on this quest of finding a new engine I'd greatly appreciate any and all knowledge! Cheers

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12-03-17 06:10 PM - Post#2716787    
    In response to Guns1982g20

All Chevy V-8s have either 6 or 7 bolts attaching the bellhousing to the block. The 7th bolt is at the top center or "peak" of the bellhousing and is not used on all engines. The bolt pattern is the same on both types.


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12-06-17 12:44 PM - Post#2717086    
    In response to raycow

Concurr now that I played a little with the LS1 - it has 7 bolts, but old Chevy transmissions bolt up with their 6 bolts. Old SBC and BBC all have 6 bolts.
Have you seen the engine in question? 8 bolts sounds odd. mp;fea...

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12-06-17 03:50 PM - Post#2717099    
    In response to Impala65SS

I don't understand the 8 bolt block never seen one of those,but on an 82 model the dipstick should be on the passenger side and on the older models is is on the drivers side and if using stock manifolds that can be a problem.There are several ways to work around this but something to think about.

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