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or if i can find a 350 at a junkyard that would be another option maybe a 400 sbc maybe

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Determine the power you need/want,then decide how to get there.Include budget in design.
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if i can find a 96 or so vortec motor i can put a RPM intake on it right? and that should be good then headers and rear end gearing
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intakes/headers and gears are available for most cars on the planet
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I would definitley start w/ a later model roller block.The Vortec 350 is a good platform to start with.1 piece RMS,roller cam & lifters,heads that can support 400 HP.9.4:1 CR.Stock pistons are kinda crappy from a performance standpoint,but.overall,a good foundation to build on.
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yeah man i think i can afford a supercharger on my budget
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yeah man i think i can afford a supercharger on my budget
That sounded like sarcasm lol.....they re just trying to tell you all is not lost just because its a 305.
Being realistic, $1000 isn't a "budget" for performance anything. Its gas money for a couple months.
If its my El Camino, is not a daily driver, and its only purpose is to run a few mustangs down on a Fri night my $1000 goes like this
It likely has 342ish gears
$100 on a mini spool
$300 on long tubes, straight thru race bullets and turndowns
$100 on tune up parts
$250 on a used high rise intake and 650DP
$250 on a used plate kit and spray it with 150 shot.
If it breaks, who cares, its a 305 and the yard has plenty for sub $500 bucks.
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Most likely then you have the 305 HO. Unless someone replaced the heads.You should also have flat top pistons as well.With the rite parts & details,you can build a decent performer out of it.Best option would be,IMO,build a bulletproof bottomend,then blow it,or,add the bottle & go bust a few Mustangs in the ***** !!!
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Determine the power you need/want,then decide how to get there.Include budget in design.
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Nice little street blower cam for your supercharged 305 with either ported 4416's or L31 vortec heads on it.
Bolt in with just a valve spring change.
Comp cams CS268AH-14 pn #12-404-4
Use a 750 or 800 or 850cfm carb.

Usually on these cars you use a Cowl induction hood (2.5" to 3") so the Edelbrock blower fits under El Camino hood. A small low profile hood scoop works too.

The Weiand 142cid blower is another very good way to supercharge this motor.
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That sounded like sarcasm lol.....they re just trying to tell you all is not lost just because its a 305.
Being realistic, $1000 isn't a "budget" for performance anything. Its gas money for a couple months.
If its my El Camino, is not a daily driver, and its only purpose is to run a few mustangs down on a Fri night my $1000 goes like this
It likely has 342ish gears
$100 on a mini spool
$300 on long tubes, straight thru race bullets and turndowns
$100 on tune up parts
$250 on a used high rise intake and 650DP
$250 on a used plate kit and spray it with 150 shot.
If it breaks, who cares, its a 305 and the yard has plenty for sub $500 bucks.
ya this thing is going to be my daily driver and i dont have the money yet to do anything but your answer is more realistic hahaha
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well see the other thing is, is what if i blow up the engine now im SOL until i pull another one you know but nos maybe an option. if i port the heads and put another cam in it and a new intake will it perform ok?
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i was also thinking today it would be fun having a strong 305 just saying to people that i have a 305 but it can actually do ok
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ok if i port the heads and get a performer intake, headers, gears, cam would it do ok with those modifications or should i not waste my time and find a vortec 350 and put a RPM intake on it
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what do i need if i get a new cam?
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a 454 big block? it will fit? well damn hahaha but what would be the best rout a vortec motor or the one i got or trying to hunt down a BBC?
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As of now,you really don't know what you have to work with.As fas i know,the 305 HO wasn't available in the El Camino,so somebody either switched heads.or,complete motors.If you have the 305 HO,it should have flat top pistons & 9.5:1 CR.If so.a healthier cam & matching valvetrain parts,a good intake,carb,& headers should get you a good runner w/ proper gearing.Just keep in mind tho,that it doesn't cost a penny more to do the same parts,same work,to a 350 w/ better results.As for wether you choose a Vortec,ir is already roller ready & the heads alone are already a 30 to 40 HP headstart.If considering a BBC,or,LS engine,it won't be plug n play.You will need everything especially with an LS swap.
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If you decide to rod the 305,most of the parts you use will easily transfer to a 350 if you do swap later on for whatever reason.
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