Is this a Chevy 292?

Discussion in '1967-1972' started by ChevyMitch, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. ChevyMitch

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    I have one that is a 1968 and this one was in a 1968 truck of the same ilk.
    However, mine does not have the "Chevrolet" logo on the valve cover, etc?
    My carb is different too.


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  2. vwnate1

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    292 C.I.D. Thinwall L6

    Yep ~ that's it ! .

    I need the hose to aircleaner thing hanging got my '69....

    What are you going to do with this engine ? .
     
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    By The Way ~

    That carby is a Rochester 'B' series , used up to 1967 on 292's , in '68 they went to the Rochester Monojet .
     
  4. ChevyMitch

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    Thanks... :)

    Ive got the mono on my other 68.
    One is earlier and one latter.

    Im going to over-haul it and "uncork it", as some of you fellas say.
    I wonder if anyone here has tried FI on one of these instead of the massive quadro-jet 4bbl carb and custom intake/exhaust?
    I dont want to spend too much $.
     
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    292 Hop Up

    Removing the muffler or using a free flow , will help .

    FI is very $ intensive , you can put multi carburation on it much cheaper ~ two is easiest , as the head has three ports you can run three carbys .

    Anything with multiple carbys will beat the performance of a single Q-Jet or 2 BBl in the middle ! .

    Just remember : this engine , by design , is a long stroke so it doesn't like to be wound up like a V-8 ! (or even a 230/250) if you insist on revving the snot out of it , it'll blow in short order - these 292's are true truck engines and like low RPM , high torque application .
     
  6. ChevyMitch

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    Yupp, I am aware of that and plan to use a tuned cam for it as well.
    Torque is what its for... :)
    Ive got my tach set on 3K, lol.
    45-50mph is running around 2500 or better rpm's and thats where I currently run her with 16 inch wheels and a 4.70 posi re.
    After market headers coming for sure, but I will keep the muffler on, lol.

    Im just looking at different fuel options other than the stock.

    TY
     
  7. vwnate1

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    Exhausting

    Few people realize how sweet an un corked L6 GM engine sounds ~ as long as you run the exhaust pipe all the way back , it'll sound nice and musical in tone ~ I never got any tickets, even when hauling loads up hill in Bel Aire....

    You can always add a glass pack later on .
     
  8. ChevyMitch

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    Never liked glass packs..
     
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    Oops ~

    Sorry Mitch ;

    I just assumed since you want to go faster , you know :rolleyes: .

    As I said before : you can run it open piped as long as the pipe isn't short and it'll run great & sound good too .
     
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    No sweat... :)
     

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