|11-21-2012 05:38 PM|
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|
|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|
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|
|11-19-2012 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|
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 06:47 PM|
|spinn||How is that verified?|
|11-19-2012 06:45 PM|
|twenglish1||i was adjusting the distributor between TDC and 15 or so degrees advanced, i had it fire a few times, but it would stop cranking before it fired enough to start|
|11-19-2012 06:40 PM|
What is your inital? Fbird told you about recurving, did you heed?
Can you twist/retard the distributor while it is cranking to a point it becomes easy enough to light.
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