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SBC 350 3970010 block common in what other vehicles?


That's the block we have in our Oshawa built 72 Lemans, but we seem to have issues with our preferred parts store when it comes to getting parts for it. I specify the car but that it's a Chevy block, and without fail always get parts for a pontiac 350 instead. So I've started just asking for parts for a 72 chevelle 350, and so far it hasn't been an issue for things like the starter, and water pump. But I'm planning to pull the engine to regasket & seal it. So id like to order parts with confidence and know I'm getting a proper, complete kit! Thanks in advance everyone!



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in my case I say I need parts for a impala in stead of the 64 and 69 pontiac I own..either the 327,or 350 I only have problems if I mention pontiac

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yes just say you have a
1972 nova 350

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Most parts suppliers in Canada know to ask if you have a blue engine or orange engine. You can't override incompetence. That casting you have was used in virtually every Chevrolet and Canadian Pontiac most commonly as L65 in a Chevrolet and L30 in the Canadian Pontiac. Anyway I found with my 73 LeMans, which originally had the same engine as yours, that asking for 73 Chevelle parts always got the right pieces to me. This is even true once I changed to the 454 big block. In the case of a gasket set it does not matter at all because all you need to tell the parts supplier is you have a 1972 Chevrolet 350.



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I'd say you nailed it by doing the chevelle thing, as that car is the same platform and could be built with the same drivetrain.

I'd also wager a guess that the books/programs used to get you parts, were printed in the 'states, and since all 1972 Pontiac's built state side used Pontiac drivetrains*, this is why they seem to presume you have a Pontiac 350.

* = Canadian Pontiac's typically had Chevrolet drivetrains.



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Some 010 blocks are 2 bolt mains & some are 4 bolt, you'll find out when pan gets dropped.

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73SC wrote:

Most parts suppliers in Canada know to ask if you have a blue engine or orange engine. You can't override incompetence. That casting you have was used in virtually every Chevrolet and Canadian Pontiac most commonly as L65 in a Chevrolet and L30 in the Canadian Pontiac. Anyway I found with my 73 LeMans, which originally had the same engine as yours, that asking for 73 Chevelle parts always got the right pieces to me. This is even true once I changed to the 454 big block. In the case of a gasket set it does not matter at all because all you need to tell the parts supplier is you have a 1972 Chevrolet 350.


 

A-B body TRIVIA Questions:

First model year L 65

Final model year of L 30

First model year of 010

Final model year short water pump

First model year long water pump

Were L 65 4 bolt main

Were 010 4 bolt main

 

Exercising old stroke ridden brain

 

Thanks

Randy



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