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1982 G10 HELP!!!

Posted By: geezy9000

1982 G10 HELP!!! - May 15th 2019 3:52 pm

Hello everyone! I have a 82 Chevrolet G10. I've swapped the straight 6 motor to a Vortec 350. Im having issues with the motor frame mounts not lining up with everything else. Seems like I would need frame mounts for a van that had a v8 in it originally. But I can't seem to locate any. Can anyone help please?

Posted By: JAGI410

Re: 1982 G10 HELP!!! - May 16th 2019 12:25 am

The "towers" are certainly different between 6cyl and 8cyl engines. Should be easy to harvest at a junkyard. It'll be a tough part to find otherwise I think.
Posted By: frscke1

Re: 1982 G10 HELP!!! - May 16th 2019 1:23 am

To find a set of 350 mounts for a 82 will be tough cause they didnt come with a 350 .... they had a I6 or a 305.

Might have get a set of 350 mounts N weld them to the frame.
Posted By: kursed

Re: 1982 G10 HELP!!! - May 16th 2019 11:14 am

Any small block motor mounts for G van should work, 305 and 350 use the same mounts IIRC.
Posted By: jcd74

Re: 1982 G10 HELP!!! - May 16th 2019 4:28 pm

Don't beat yourself up the way I did. The motor sits offset to the pass side, stop trying to center it. I went to the junk yard and bought small block pedestals, got them home they were the same. This was my 84 g20, My 89 with the BB looks set up just like the SB.
Posted By: amcochrane

Re: 1982 G10 HELP!!! - May 16th 2019 5:41 pm

I used the stock mounts for the 305 in my '86 g20 van when I installed a 400 sbc. I'm pretty confident all sbc mounts are the same.
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