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Old 12-04-2002, 04:07 PM
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Iam considering putting a chevy 305 with a turbo 400 tranny in my 1963 GMC. Im looking for any information or opinions on both the engine and transmission. Thanks.

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if you gottem usem, i would use a 700r4 though to kill some of the jimmy's rear gear, but the 400 is ok.
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Either use an overdrive unit or the th350. I dont think you'll need the th400 w/the 305

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scrap the 305.go for a 350 they are a dime a dozen and they make a ton more power even in stock form. <img src="graemlins/pimp.gif" border="0" alt="[pimp]" />
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If it is just to and from work or school, there is nothing wrong with your 305. I beleive there are a lot of street rods with 350`s in them , that are really 305`s. If ya want to play, or do alot of work with your tuck, go the 350 route. Do you allready have the 305? Are you rich? Does it for me!!! I really like the 700-r4 tranny, but only the 88 and later ones. They must be rigged right and wired right. But what a hole shot. And it is way cool goin down the freeway doin 65 at 17oo rpm`s. Ask lots of questions here, and you`ll get lots of answers!!! And that too is cool!!!
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Hey Slider!
You are soooo right about the Chevy 350 mystique. After spending way too many years in the parts business I found so many cars, pickups, hot rods, everything to have 307s, 305s, 283s, 327s, 265s, 262s....all being called 350s. In the old days the 265/283 boys used to say they had 327s, too. Just the typical American Male thing about bigger and more powerful.
It's kind of like building a big block T-bucket. The small block bucket your neighbor owns will probably beat you 'cause he gets off the line instead of sitting there smokin' and spinnin' in circles!
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Now if i could just get some gullible enough to buy my 267 as a 350!!!!!! I can`t seem to through away anything!!!
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speaking of 305's along time ago my dad built one for circle track racing "dirt" and it was rated at 400hp. about 12 years later "retired from racing" it is in his 1987 1 ton suburaban, ill tell you something that suburban can get up and go.

oh ya wait, before it was in the suburban and after it was out of the race car, it was in an early 80's model van, with corrvete side pipes, i love that van, it was a shaggon wagon, you know table, cabinates, bed that folded into 2 couches.
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easy there boys. nothing wrong with the liitle v8's they just ain't big powerhouses.for the money you cant build any motor cheaper than a 350. not to mention the better gas mileage you will get because the motor doesn't strain as much. my 55 chevy pickup has a 400sbc in it only because it was in it when i bought it.a 350 would have been cheaper to rebuild and i have one.but a street machine isn't cool unless it has muscle.no wimpy v6 or suped-up 4 banger.
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Sometimes an engine is juuussstttt-RIGHT. One of my friends drove a 70s Malibu small V8 2bbl. That sucker was incredibly fast, put more than a few 350s, 400s and Fords to shame.
Another friend bought a 74 Pontiac Ventura at a credit union auction for $150.00. He just needed a V8 for this 60 Corvette he wanted to sell. That darn rattly, smokey on starting thing would boil the tires of that Vette and scare many riders at the top end. It went into the Vette straight out of the pontiac junker, 2bbl and all.
Sometimes an engine is juuussst-RIGHT.
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