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Old 09-22-2002, 10:15 AM
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I have a modle A with a SB 350 and th350 box, both are on there way out.I have a chance of a cheap doner car 1985 z28 camaro with a good 305 ,question is what gearbox do these run and is it possible to use it without changing the wiring on the A ? am i write in thinking these modles have a conputor on board?

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You could use your intake and distributor on the Z28 engine and not have to use a computer.

The transmission is a overdrive and there are wiring kits available to use it without the GM factory computer.
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WOULD THE 305 FROM THE Z28 MATE SRAIGHT UP TO THE TH350?HOW IS THE 305 COMPAIRED TO THE 350 WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES THE 350 MORE SORT AFTER
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Yes, the 305 will bolt up to the Turbo 350 just like the 350 SBC did.

The 305 and the 350 share the same stroke crankshaft specifications ( 3.48 inches ). The 350 SBC comes with a 4.00 bore, which makes the engine larger in cubic inches.

The 350 is much more sought after because of the power it produces compared to a 305.

If may well be better to rebuilt your 350 and forget about the donor car. You will have spent a fair amount of money and time to have a slower vechicle with a NOT fresh engine.

On the other side of the coin, if your 350 is hard to start, hard to cool in a Model A, and just plain out wore out........the 305 could solve part of your problems.

305's, as a rule, run cooler, are easier to crank, and get by on lower octane fuel.

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thanks for the advise,ive been thinking on it and i think ill look into a rebuild or a crate as the cost of a dicent rebuild overhere in England would be more than a crate,how do you guys over there rate the crate motors
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