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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 01, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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i have a 1977 type LT camaro with a 305 and automatic tranny. the car did not come with a rpm gague and i wanted to know what the red line was
if any one knows if you could please tell me thanks

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 01, 06:29 PM
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I would just be guessing, but not much with a 305. They have a small bore 3.74 and a 3.48 stroke, plus only certain models came with 1.94's. Yours probably has 1.84's, they have good torque off the line. But nothing for upper rpm, they just dont have the flow.
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if it was mine i wouldn not take it past 5000 myself cam proably dies out around there any way
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 01, 05:53 PM
 
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i have a 305 auto in my t/a and i think if i revved it over,say, 45 or 4600 r's the pistons would go flying. The actual redline should be exactly 5000.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 01, 06:07 PM
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My wife has a 305 in her 87 Z/28 and the red line is 5000RPM. As said before good torque off the line but it gives up around 4600.
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