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ok i see now. would it make a difference if my truck had a 350 from the factory?

on the 305. i only ask because i traded my rifle for a "350" after cleaning it up i read its in fact a 305. appearently he was told it was bored over and stroked to a 350. but since thats not possible i think ill get the 350 from granpa and try my hand at rebuilding a 305

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would it make a difference if my truck had a 350 from the factory?
It could- if your truck has the computer and all the wiring associated w/it still intact.
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if not. how much would i expect to spend on retrofitting everything to work without all that electronical headache?
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Anywhere from $0 to $500-plus depending on if you buy new or used or if you even need anything- I reread the post and if he has a '86 there's a chance it may not have a computer controlled carb and distributor. Look at the top of the carb and see if there are electrical plugs at the driver side front corner of the carb and passenger side front top (see image below).

Cheapest way to go if you have a feedback carb is to reuse the Q-jet intake, replace the feedback carb w/a non feed back Q-jet, and swap distributors for a non feed back distributor.

The non feedback carbs and distributors were used on cars from 1980-back and some trucks from '86-back.


There will be electrical plugs and wiring going to the two places indicated by the red arrows if the carb needs a computer.
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IF it's really an 85, it won't have a feedback carb.


anyway, it sounds like a LOT of work for little to no gain for granps

about the ONLY thing you wouldn't have to change is the trans...
linkage is different,motor mounting is different, wiring,radiator,brackets,etc....
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Sounds like you will be getting the short end of the deal. A 3/4 ton truck changed from 6 to V-8 is just making your mileage worse than it is now.Tell your friends Grandpa no thanks,ain't worth it. Don't waste your money and time with the 305,just find a 370010 350 and have a descent motor.
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Sounds like you will be getting the short end of the deal. A 3/4 ton truck changed from 6 to V-8 is just making your mileage worse than it is now.Tell your friends Grandpa no thanks,ain't worth it. Don't waste your money and time with the 305,just find a 370010 350 and have a descent motor.
the thing with the 305 is i already own it. im putting a v8 in my truck either way. then i was gonna sell the 6 to a friend of mine for 100 bucks. thats when grandpa said he would trade. how much could i sell the 305 for?
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Anywhere from $0 to $500-plus depending on if you buy new or used or if you even need anything- I reread the post and if he has a '86 there's a chance it may not have a computer controlled carb and distributor. Look at the top of the carb and see if there are electrical plugs at the driver side front corner of the carb and passenger side front top (see image below).

Cheapest way to go if you have a feedback carb is to reuse the Q-jet intake, replace the feedback carb w/a non feed back Q-jet, and swap distributors for a non feed back distributor.

The non feedback carbs and distributors were used on cars from 1980-back and some trucks from '86-back.


There will be electrical plugs and wiring going to the two places indicated by the red arrows if the carb needs a computer.
awesome. thanks a lot. youve been a huge help
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Too add another thing on the carb- in '85 there was a dual capacity accelerator pump-equipped Q-jet that used an electrical connector on top of the carb, but it did not use a computer, and also did not have the white connection to the throttle position sensor seen on the driver side front corner of the carb.

I mention this so you won't be fooled by seeing the wiring going to the carb- it's not a computer controlled carb even though it has one set of wires going to it. But if the carb has two wiring connections like shown in the photo above, it's a computer controlled or "electronic" Q-jet.
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Too add another thing on the carb- in '85 there was a dual capacity accelerator pump-equipped Q-jet that used an electrical connector on top of the carb, but it did not use a computer, and also did not have the white connection to the throttle position sensor seen on the driver side front corner of the carb.

I mention this so you won't be fooled by seeing the wiring going to the carb- it's not a computer controlled carb even though it has one set of wires going to it. But if the carb has two wiring connections like shown in the photo above, it's a computer controlled or "electronic" Q-jet.

ok cool. thanks. if it is electronic i think i can haggle my dads 650 holley double pumper off of his truck and ive got a distributor that will work for it so i think im set either way
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