Originally Posted by bygddy
I don't have a dog in this fight, but even with a mediocre head and cam, an eBay chinesiem GT45 and a blow through 750, 500 crank HP is cake on a 305 and with a decent tune will live a long time....
We have a local kid that is using all junkyard parts with a pair of T3's on a crusty 283 in a rusty 80's grand prix that laid down 465 to the tire on 94. Its driven daily....boost is cool.
a 283 isn't a 305, 305's have a big issue that most sbc don't they tend to ping to death,
now my twin turbo 305 was old school carb blow through, before efi or any a/r gauges that the hobby gearhead could afford for tuning, we used a thing called the 1320 .
like I posted I want to see his dyno sheet, or timing tower slip. and proof of pump gas and not sunoco's 100 either
as seen as the guy toute'n the 305 reasoning was it be cheaper with a blown 305 over a bbc , I don't see how a 305 with blower(turbo cars suck to stage) and efi would be cheaper, than a basic bbc .
sometimes when chasing money going rounds the rule of K.I.S.S. is king.