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Old 06-03-2019, 10:22 AM
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Billy Bops - thread is a bit old, but is an intereesting read. I don't think you'll get much of a response from anyone. But it would be nice to see Cobalt pop in with a comment - he's been missed by me.

I'm sure a moderator will hop on and lock the thread before long due to it's age and the original poster is not around.

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I hear what you are saying loud and clear. i understand that the LS motors are beastly, I have a 2006 GTO with an LS2. part of the reason I want to build the gen 1 305 is because i intend on doing an 85% factory restoration on my Recaro TA... I'm trying to keep her as stock looking on the outside as possible. she came with a "high output" 305, 190 horse and 240 torque is not exactly what i would call high output, so i intend to make the 305 that i drop back in a "high output" motor. and I realize that my 500 horse goal may be a bit out there, but even if i can get it to a solid 375+ horse, I'll be happy.

now, I have thought about scrapping the old school 327 build for my 92 Camaro and going with either a 5.3 or a 6.0 Vortec truck engine (i know i can pick up either for reasonably cheap at the local junk yard).

I know that the Recaro TA's werent highly sought after, but seeing as how the 84's were the last of the Y84 RPO coded black and gold special edition Trans Am's, i kinda want to keep her with as much factory equipment as possible.

and i appreciate the offer for the 350, but i'll pass. lol
Oops, I wanted to reply when I saw the age of the thread...

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i'm a little late, but i am curious about the crank:


Where are you going to get a NEW 3.48" stroke crank for a 305? i don't think you can use one from a 350 due to balance differences----305 has lighter pistons (?)
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i'm a little late, but i am curious about the crank:


Where are you going to get a NEW 3.48" stroke crank for a 305? i don't think you can use one from a 350 due to balance differences----305 has lighter pistons (?)
GM maybe?? Aftermarket won't have them, they just figure you can lighten a standard 350 replacement when you balance the crankshaft.
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