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Old 01-19-2003, 01:41 PM
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Does engine idle speed affect acceleration at all? Also I have a 305, any mods I could make emissions legal to get just enough power to spin the tires? Thank you.

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idle speed will not make u accelerate faster. It is used only for a comfortable gear engagement when put in gear. too high idle and it will chirp tires when its put in gear if its an automatic and if too low idle speed it will cause the engine too stall. A 305 is not a performance engine to begin with. the only way it could be if u spend money on an edlerock performer package combo.
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What does the performer package contain, how much do they cost on average, and what kind of power gain do they give?

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First put a set of emmissions legal headers.Then get a edlbrock performer(w/ EGR if you have one)Then get a Cam that has the smog nazi pinko power approval(CARB EO#)
Also a set of gears will be a nice kick in the pants.I personally would do rear gears and headers first.
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try summit, or jegs web site. they have online catalogs. and it also depends on your budget. Try shopping around for prices and ask questions here on the bulletin. good luck
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A performer Kit includes matching manifold, carb, and cam & lifters. costs 559.99 from jegs.If you want to go all out they have heads to match they will run 979.98. Like the man said "You want to go fast? How much money you got?" Good luck and nothing says you have to do them all at once.
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I don't think you can use the Performer gheads on a 305 cause they have 2.02s and the 305s bore is to small.Also the larger chambers will drop compression into the 7:1 range.
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idle speed can change your initial timing. if you set the timing at idle it could hurt performance because your mechanical adv is already kicking in and you wont get as much total advance. I recomend always set your timing by total advance. also world products sells a set of emissions legal 305 heads that would work great with the performer package and a set of gears. I'd run 4.10 with a 700r4 or 3.73 with a 5 speed.
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I have an automatic transmission and dont have the money to convert it to a manual (dont think it would be worth it too either) I have around $450 right now and can bring some money in slowly. Any advice for my budget? Would it make the most sense to save up for the performance package or headers? What kind of power gain would I see from them? Thank you.

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Concensus is: start with legal headers, and then rear end gears. After that look into a Performer package which will save money rather than buying each item separately and installing one at a time. Just my $.02 when you have a limited budget, LOL.
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