should i change the moter in my monte carlo to a biger one or rebild my 350


Asked by Dec 16, 2012 at 01:37 PM about the 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Question type: Car Customization

should I keep call of the numbers the same the moter and trans are origenal and what is a good size how big

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It depends on your plans for the car. If you are keeping it forever, change the motor to what you want and can afford. Old cars with matching numbers have a higher resale value. You could keep the OEM motor and tranny to rebuild and sell with the car.


REBUILD! In the end you'll be glad you did.

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your car appears to be in good condition,rebuild current engine,numbers matching older cars are worth more on resale side, but crate engines are not that much more dollar wise.

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if you decide to go with a different engine save the original. You can easily fit a nice big block in that car .they used to come with 402 s in them stock. nice car.

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