: List of questions.



jcolliga40
05-19-11, 02:22 PM
Well my motor finally arrived from the machine shop. I have a picture of it but I don't know how to upload it from my phone. I bought a edelbrock performer intake manifold for it and a set of Hooker headers. I just wondering what Carb is best for it. I asked the machine shop for the info on the motor like compression and cam info. I was thinking of getting an edelbrock Carb will fit good on the manifold but I might have to get a special linkage for the transmission. Im not looking to spend more then 430 on a Carb. If anyone has any suggestions.
Also do I really need all those danger vaccume lines under the Hood? Can I do away with some or any of them? I have an 86 Fwb.
I have a Rochester Carb that came off a 64. The Guy who gave it to me said it was worth some money but. I have no idea how much or anything about it.

Thanks everyone

csbuckn
05-19-11, 02:59 PM
You should make a project thread, maybe the mods can rename this one. Also, what kind of motor/tranny?

sven914
05-19-11, 03:30 PM
A carburettor from an Olds 403 would bolt to the intake (assuming the Edelbrock maintained the stock bolt locations of the 350) and should supply all of the fuel needs.

With the Rochester you have now, what '64 engine did it come off?

jcolliga40
05-19-11, 03:52 PM
I got a 350 Oldsmobile motor and still have stock 200 4r. But I have a spare 700r4 I can use if that one goes. I will ask the Guy Wat motor it came from.

sven914
05-19-11, 06:18 PM
The 200 is going to severely limit your power and the 700 is going to need an adapter. But if you are looking for moderate performance, a 403 carburettor would give you the most fuel flow.

jcolliga40
05-20-11, 04:53 AM
Ya I have an adapter for it. The Guy I got that Carb from said it came off a 64 with a 429 in it. I don't think I would be able to use it because it looks like it needs a rebuild but I don't know that much about carbs. If I go with the 700 I think I would need to shorten the drive shaft, I read somewhere.

jcolliga40
05-20-11, 06:54 AM
I had an upgraded cam installed in it as well the machine shop said its a..488X280. Made for street performance. He said it sounds very.nice and boosts power. Does anyone know what it would sound like or if I will have any performance gains.

I also developed a fuel leak in the line from sitting I imagine. It is a rubber hose what is the best way to repair it?

csbuckn
05-20-11, 11:01 AM
Sounds like a nice upgrade with the cam. It should have a smooth idle but you would need a cam card or part number to get a good idea of what kind of idle it has. Replace the gas line with another hose.

Stingroo
05-20-11, 11:47 AM
Ya I have an adapter for it. The Guy I got that Carb from said it came off a 64 with a 429 in it. I don't think I would be able to use it because it looks like it needs a rebuild but I don't know that much about carbs. If I go with the 700 I think I would need to shorten the drive shaft, I read somewhere.

Couldn't he use a driveshft from a 90-92 Brougham if he went with the 700R4.

jcolliga40
05-20-11, 12:08 PM
Do they run a 700? It would cost 50 to shorten so that's not to bad

Stingroo
05-20-11, 02:08 PM
Yeah, 90-93's run 700R4's. 94-96 is 4L60E, so that should be the same shaft too (I think... don't quote me on that).

sven914
05-20-11, 06:31 PM
Just get a drive shaft from a '91 or better Brougham. After '91, they used Chevrolet motors and the 700 trans, so you don't need a custom drive shaft. You might also want to get a rear differential from a '90-'96 with the 350; it would be a little more heavy duty than the one used with the 307.

I would sell that carburettor as is and use the proceeds for one that is compatible with the Olds motor.

Stingroo
05-20-11, 07:24 PM
Is the driveshaft the same length for the 93-96 cars? They're longer, but I don't know if all of that length is just overhang. I know the FWB's had four extra inches of wheelbase than the other B-cars... something else to consider.

cadillac_al
05-20-11, 07:27 PM
I would sell that carburettor as is and use the proceeds for one that is compatible with the Olds motor.

I agree, that 64 carb is too old and you will have to adapt it to a cable throttle anyway. I don't know when the started making Qjets but i thought it was '65 anyway. '64 could be an old AFB carb.

sven914
05-20-11, 08:57 PM
Is the driveshaft the same length for the 93-96 cars? They're longer, but I don't know if all of that length is just overhang. I know the FWB's had four extra inches of wheelbase than the other B-cars... something else to consider.

From '77-'96, all standard RWD's were on the 121.5 wheelbase.

Stingroo
05-20-11, 09:04 PM
That solves that then. lol

brougham
05-22-11, 02:11 PM
If the car the driveshaft comes from has a different rear axle then yours it won't fit right. And if the transmission doesn't sit in the same spot that'll cause issues too. Unless you know exactly what to get the driveshaft from you'd be better off paying to get the one you have now shortened and balanced.

jcolliga40
05-22-11, 07:00 PM
Ya I think i will just get it shortened I mean it only 50 bucks plus I think it shortened itself when my rear control arm broke. It never went all the way back into the tranny after I fixed the control arm. I will just measure it out when I get it all in. Ya I think I'm definitely just gunna sell it and use the money to buy some headers for it. Well I would be working on it today but the Guy who's shop I am gunna use is mia.

jcolliga40
05-31-11, 10:35 AM
Little update the motore and tranny have been pulled and I started to clean the engine bay now while it out. I also aquired a new Carb a Holley 650 double pump. I was wondering if I need an adapter plate to put it on my edelbrock performer intake? Also how do I get the distributer out? Just keep turning it? The Carb has manual secondarys and manual choke.

csbuckn
06-01-11, 10:52 PM
Distributer pops out, just pull it out. You probably wont need an adapter for the carb, your edel intake should have two options for mounting carbs. See if you can find an electric choke for that carb, I think you'll like that better. How'd the rear control arm break?

cadillac kevin
06-01-11, 11:05 PM
Just get a drive shaft from a '91 or better Brougham. After '91, they used Chevrolet motors and the 700 trans, so you don't need a custom drive shaft. You might also want to get a rear differential from a '90-'96 with the 350; it would be a little more heavy duty than the one used with the 307.

just wondering- what happens if you try to run a mild 350 (lets say 400 ft/lbs of torque) through the 7.5 inch rear end? I know if you launch too hard too many times, you'll end up breaking it, but what about under normal street use?
besides, I though you couldnt use the 90's b-body rear ends (at least the disc setup ones) because the ABS/ traction control setup was incompatible. I could be wrong on that, but I had heard somewhere that the disc brake /abs rear ends were incompatible with our older caddies.

csbuckn
06-01-11, 11:26 PM
The rear will bolt in but the ABS wont work. ABS and E-brake have different connections.

cadillac kevin
06-02-11, 01:05 AM
so it will bolt in but you will have no brakes?

csbuckn
06-02-11, 01:16 AM
The brakes will work fine because the brake line plugs right in. The emergency brake cable wont connect to bracket, same with ABS. So nothing happens when pull the e-brake.

sven914
06-02-11, 02:42 AM
Can't you swap out the e-brake connector to make it fit?

csbuckn
06-02-11, 09:09 AM
I don't know, the ends of the cables are different. Same length but I don't know if you could change the ends.

jayoldschool
06-02-11, 09:19 AM
You can cut the end off the cable and crimp on new ends.

jcolliga40
06-02-11, 10:34 AM
My rear control arm just rotted out and it looks like the upper fronts need to be done as well. I will be hitting rock auto for them.

csbuckn
06-02-11, 10:45 AM
Strange that the driveshaft didnt go back into the same spot after you replaced it.

jcolliga40
06-02-11, 10:47 AM
When putting the 700r4 in is there a special tail housing I need? I bought one from a site saying it would work but idk if it will it has two bolts to screw into it but the 200 4r only has one mounting bolt on it and one one hole on the cross member.

jcolliga40
06-02-11, 10:48 AM
Ya idk why it didn't but it always seemed a little shorter after it broke

Does anyone know which vacume lines I can get rid of that have to do with emissions. In ma I don't need to pass it because the car is so old yay. I want to dress the bay up a little seeing as the block is bright gold. Should I go by the diagram near the radiator and remove them or will they have another affect else where.

jcolliga40
06-06-11, 09:50 AM
Here's a few more questions to add. Can I use the same harmonic balancer off my old motor onto the new one. 307 to.a 350. Both Oldsmobile motors.

jcolliga40
06-08-11, 04:44 PM
No ideas?

sven914
06-08-11, 05:47 PM
There's mixed sentiment on that... If you were to go out and buy a new balancer, the box would probably say something like '68-'90 Olds; 260,307,350, 403. However, if you compare the two, the 350's balancer is a little larger than the one used on the 307.

I've also heard that if you don't used the entire belt drive from one engine (like you mix and match the pulleys to make a full set) you will run into alignment issues in the belts. So if you do use the 307 balancer, you might want to also swap out the water pump and pulley brackets.

jcolliga40
06-09-11, 05:08 AM
Okay I was gunna use the same everything from the 307 and put it onto the 350.

jcolliga40
06-09-11, 02:59 PM
Okay guys I got another one for ya. I am swapping transmission s as well I am installing a 700r4 should I use the torque converter that I got with the 700 or use the other one that was already on the motor tranny from the 200 4r. Thanks again

sven914
06-09-11, 03:08 PM
Torque converters stay with the transmission...

jcolliga40
06-09-11, 06:32 PM
Thanks OK the dude I got it off of said it was a 1600 stall.

jcolliga40
06-23-11, 09:04 AM
Does anyone have a picture or a diagram of their belt setup. In the book I have it only pictures three belts but I have four.