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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 02, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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would anyone happen to know where i could get a 305 shortblock assembly somewhere in NY for a decent price? i was looking at bluechip motors and they advertise a complete 305 shortblock assembly for $399 + $125 core fee + shipping only problem is, im in NY and they are in oklahoma. its going to be a spring project if necessary, as im pulling the heads and having them rebuilt so i will know for sure if i do need the shortblock.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 02, 08:41 AM
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My school has many 305 blocks cranks rods... it you need anything let me know [email protected]
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 02, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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thanks, what im looking for is a complete rebuilt shortblock assembly, something i can throw my heads and manifolds and all that other good stuff onto. i might not have to though, i gotta pull the heads and get them rebuilt as well.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 02, 01:30 PM
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If I were you, I'd take the opportunity to throw in a 350 rather than a 305. I can't think of any reason NOT to do it.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 02, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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if i do upgrade to a 350, will i still be able to use my tranny and everything else? i could get a used car with a 350 for about $500 or less im sure, and take the engine out, and clean it up and get it ready for the spring, but i wanna be sure i wont have to change anything like the tranny, motor mounts etc. also can i use my rochester qjet on the 350? i just bought it

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 02, 05:07 PM
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Everything that bolted onto the 305 will go onto the 350.

One thing you may have to check for are the cylinder heads. The 305 heads may have really small chambers, which will boost compression to more than you'd want. I believe most 305 heads have 58CC or so chambers, somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

My truck used to have a 305, and now it has a 350. I'm still using the Quadrajet from the old motor. I did step up on the metering rod, but I didn't have to. You should be OK.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 02, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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well if i get a 350 ill use the heads that are on it, ill have the winter to take it apart and have the heads cleaned and tuned up, and in the spring ill throw that baby in
im seriously thinking about doing it, that is if i need to change the block on my 305, ill find out after i redo the heads and new gaskets

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 02, 02:29 AM
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I'd agree with the guys above... don't bother throwing the money at the 305. Go for the 350 swap.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 02, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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Well...looks like you guys talked me into it, im in the process of getting some info on a rebuilt 350 and ill know in a day or so if ill be getting it. thatll be my winter project-dressing it up a bit and getting it ready for the spring swapover, i gotta get my hands on a engine lift and stand. but thats not a worry. im anxious now. thanks Guys

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 02, 04:24 AM
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congrats on the decision!
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 02, 04:09 PM
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I knew you'd come around man! You'll be happier with a 350.
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