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11-21-2012 07:04 PM
F-BIRD'88 Now all you need is the Supercharger.
11-21-2012 05:38 PM
twenglish1 Here is a short video of it running, i had to shut it down because the belt slipped off the water pump and alternator

High Compression Cammed Chevy 305(First start after rebuild) - YouTube

She runs pretty good though!
11-21-2012 04:08 PM
ChevelleSS_LS6
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i chose to build the 305 because i got it dirt cheap, and i never rebuilt an engine before, well now that i know what i am doing, the possibilities are endless
That's right!
11-20-2012 08:38 PM
twenglish1 i chose to build the 305 because i got it dirt cheap, and i never rebuilt an engine before, well now that i know what i am doing, the possibilities are endless
11-20-2012 08:34 PM
ChevelleSS_LS6 It's not all about cubic inches, it's about airflow. Larger bores allow larger valves which allow more airflow (at which point the port design of the heads become a limiting factor). RPM plays a role as well.

The DZ302 is pretty lame down low but is cookin with gas (for real) when she's wound up. Of course, that's a big bore, short stroke engine. The 305 was pretty much an emissions/economy mill.

In the end, make sure you have fun with it. If you're still short on power, I'd find a budget friendly nitrous system (I'd be conservative with it for reliability), and try that.
11-20-2012 07:07 PM
twenglish1 I got the new high torque starter today, got it installed and the engine fired up on the first crank!! it ran real good, revved real smooth, i had to shut it down after i noticed coolant leaking from one of the freeze plugs
11-20-2012 10:03 AM
F-BIRD'88 What you are doing is a good way to learn.
The fact that you are curious and don't mind getting in there and getting dirty says a lot.
Rome wasn't built in a day.
11-19-2012 10:36 PM
twenglish1 I have no plans for it yet, my main goal was just to learn how to build an engine and get it running
11-19-2012 10:32 PM
American Muscle Just my two cents, but i would like to know what is the motor goin in and wht are your plans. I have a very very fun peepy 305 with less than 1000bucks worth of parts, and last i checked it was making 230tq and 240 hp. Using edelbrock brocks performer cam with matching lifters, 601 heads, performer intake, headers, double roller timing chain, msd ignition, nice tune up with 700r4 tranny and 3 42 gears. Not a drag monster but lots of fun on the street and cruise right at 2000 rpm doing 70 on highway. Dont expect much unless your supercharging it.
11-19-2012 08:30 PM
twenglish1 I will do that, however my uncle is letting me borrow one of those high torque mini starters off him tomorrow, hopefully thats the problem, thats an easy fix
11-19-2012 08:19 PM
vinniekq2 Take the starter apart and also the solenoid. turn the copper washer in the solenoid and make sure the brushes are clean in the starter. make sure everything in the starter body is clean and secure
11-19-2012 08:07 PM
twenglish1 They get a little warm, the starter gets pretty hot, i think the problem is, that it is just a cheap junky starter
11-19-2012 07:55 PM
vinniekq2 do the battery cables get hot by the time the starter gives up?
11-19-2012 06:52 PM
spinn Hold the phone...You set up the geometry with a lenth checking pushrod, right?

Fbird knows more than I. The information he gives is solid.
11-19-2012 06:49 PM
F-BIRD'88 The stock distributor adv curve will not work.

Kinda hard to crank when the rockers and springs are binding eh.
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