Yes it is totally doable….it’s done all the time. As already mentioned, you’ll need a intake specifically for the Vortec heads. As for the distributor, any Chevy V8 distributor will work. However, you’ll need to make sure that the distributor gear is compatable with the roller cam.
Can you put a carburetor on a 5.7 vortec?
You can use a carb intake for vortec heads, just get an intake made for vortec heads. A regular chevy distributor will drop right in. Chances are you’ll need to run an electric fuel pump since your block is likely not drilled for a fuel pump pushrod.
What is so special about a vortec engine?
The redesigned cylinder heads of a Vortec engine provides for improved combustion efficiency. The intake ports (reshaped) of the engine provides for better cylinder filling and fuel atomization by promoting higher air flow velocities to the combustion chambers via the ports.
How much horsepower can a vortec 350 make?
Originally Answered: How much horsepower does a 350 Vortec engine have? Somewhere around the 240 HP region ( In stock as in installed trim ) . on a Dyno with no accessories on it they dyno at about the 300HP region. But the heads can flow well enough for 400HP.
How much horsepower does a 98 350 Vortec have?
Re: 98 z71 5.7 350 horsepower.
Can you put TBI intake Vortec heads?
The standard TBI intake manifold will not fit on Vortec heads. … 460 lift, the heads will be fine. The use of the Performer with the TBI adaptor will also improve performance. If you wanted the Vortec heads on your engine then you would have to buy a new intake manifold to be able to get the TBI set-up onto the heads.
Can you put a carburetor on a 4.3 Vortec?
Exhaust manifolds or V6 headers will work. You may need to leave some sensors in the holes to prevent coolant/oil leaks. The 4.3 is a 350 mius 2 cylinders, so a 500cfm carb is more than enough, just match it up to your intake.
Will Vortec heads fit a Gen 1 350?
night rider Veteran Member. Yes the 1996-02 L31 350 vortec heads will bolt to ANY gen 1 350 engine.
How many miles will a 350 Vortec last?
A rebuilt motor will be a grand or more depending on where you get it. You could rebuild the one you have provided the damage in the end was not too extensive. 229k miles is not unheard of for a properly maintained 350.
How long do Vortec engines last?
These engines frequently last beyond 300,000 miles with minimal issues beyond regular maintenance. However, making it to 300,000 miles will likely require some non-engine repairs and maintenance, such as suspension components. The vortec 6.0L engines are known to outlast the rest of the truck by miles.