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Finally Puled Motor....what A Pain.!......now Trying To Decide Wheter To Rebuild Bottom EndGet A Prebalanced Kit. Summit Have
Them For Around $600. But I Would Like To Try Someone Else
For A Change.....any suggestions As To Who may Match Their Price.
 

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There where both 2 and 4 bolt main bearings in 72.You can find out by reading your block casting number ore the engine id,here is a pic of where they are on the engine:
 

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Get the casting number at the rear of the drivers block and go HERE Most of the numbers state 2 or 4 so you may not know until you pull the pan. ;)
i didn't know there was a reliable way to tell from the outside
 

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I went to the parts house for a part for the 79 and he looked at the numbers there and said I had a 4 bolt main because the number 01 in the series defines it as such. :huh:
 

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I went to the parts house for a part for the 79 and he looked at the numbers there and said I had a 4 bolt main because the number 01 in the series defines it as such. :huh:

from Mortec...... 14010201...305...80-85...2

10199001...350...93-95...4...LT-5, ZR1 Vette, 405hp


not too many "01's" in that list.
 

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oh ok

SO SOME 350'S CAME FROM THE FACTORY WITH A 2 BOLT. ? thanks for the responses.
 

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SO SOME 350'S CAME FROM THE FACTORY WITH A 2 BOLT. ? thanks for the responses.
.....the corvette Black Book for 72 shows this:

Block: 3970010:350 ci, 200hp, 255 hp....

and, 3970014: 350 ci,200 hp, 255 hp

Drop the pan...best way to make sure re 2 or 4 bolt...

In the vin,the fifth digit varies as follows: K=350ci,200hp...L=350ci,255 hp...

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So can the same part number for a block be BOTH 4-bolt or 2-bolt???

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So can the same part number for a block be BOTH 4-bolt or 2-bolt???

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Aparantly.

My BB number is listed as 2 or 4 bolt on Mortec. I pulled the pan and found a 4 bolt.:D
 

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from the chevymania site the "010" block everyone is after, #3970010 can be both a 2 bolt and a 4 bolt, car or truck from 1969-1979
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Ya might try Jeg's. Unless that is a NCRS Corvette, check with you local chevy dealer. I can get a crate motor here, delivered for under 2 grand. :D
 

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from the chevymania site the "010" block everyone is after, #3970010 can be both a 2 bolt and a 4 bolt, car or truck from 1969-1979
...redvetracr
Okay...that's what I though for big block...just wasn't sure about the mouse motor.

Some really nice bare block 4-bolt main blocks can be had for a pretty reasonable price. Maybe even with splayed main cap bolts. Not sure about that on a mouse, though.

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