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Old 05-16-2012, 07:01 AM
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TPI 305 need rebuild.... time for 350?

Okay... I have a friend that wants me to rebuild the motor out of his 86 f-body. Its a 305 TPI with an automatic transmission. He was having issues with it over heating and drove it anyways and now the engine runs pretty rough...

Im thinking instead of rebuilding the 305 why not swap in a rebuilt 350... stock rotating assembly just new rings and bearings maybe a small cam and try to find a set of those 305HO 416 heads and rebuild those for him. Of course I will need to burn a new chip for the ecu and add some larger injectors..

What would you guys do if you had a 305 that needed rebuilding. My vote is swap a 350 into its place. His budget is between 1000-1200 and I think I can make it work once I get the quote back from the machine shop.
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