Originally Posted by Alaskagrummby
My Grumman is a 1982 with Chevy 350 and 4 spd
Looking to upgrade on the engine after the conversion.
Upgrade to what?
The 350 has the advantages of being a solid, dependable engine that is super easy to fix and the parts are cheap & easy to find anywhere.
Same with the 4 speed in this year truck, IMHO (and being a Chevy freak from birth).
Only "upgrade" I could imagine would be to a 292 inline like I had ( still use one in my 78 C30 pickup).
292 will bolt right in, take up less room, be easier to tune, be bulletproof, get better MPG and have more torque & power at a lower rpm.
They work out good when you swap them into v8 trucks as you usually have more long legged gears and the 292 will still have the juice to pull it good.
But, like I said. The 350 will do you just fine too.
Hard to improve on either Chevy engine as far as gasoline engines go.
And hard to beat "old school" Chevy dependability and ease of maintenance.
Ya gotta love that all aluminum body too. Light and rust proof.