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Oh I see now. You said 305 not 350. Very similar to the 350, just under powered. My comments about understanding why you'd want to do this still stand.

What kind of transmission do you have and are you keeping it, or going with a Chevy tranny? 2WD or 4WD?

If it's a 2WD, the easiest way is probably to get a chevy tranny to mate up to the 305 and make your own mounts. If you don't want to make your own mounts, they make cradle mounts for SBCs or mounts that go between your waterpump and block. You can check JC Whitney for those. (I recommend the cradle mounts)

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I'm, glad someone likes them... chevy engines, that is... so far they've laid eggs than anyone else on the planet
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I said next to my favorite Dodge engines. I don't necessarily like them more than I appreciate the interchangability of parts and number of add ons available for cheap.
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You can thank edelbrock, Offenhauser and a few others. The original small block wasn't a bad critter... the 283 had great rod/stroke ratio, good bore/stroke ratio and didn't take up much room. In as much as edelbrock claims to be the first to reach 1hp/cid, it was actually Desoto...
What made the engines was in fact, the commonality of parts. What destroyed it was the lightening of the heads, iron shafts, over boring, over stroking and siamese cylinders all being supported by what was then, an incredibly poor way to siamese the exhaust valves in the center of the head... this feature should have been dropped upon inception of the 327. Bottom line is there was too much heat build up in one area! They made a pretty decent medicore life marine engine too... LH or RH engines... cheap to cast, machine, manufacture, assemble and out the door!
Unfortunately, and no doubt a cost cutting measure GM hung onto it too long... the engine since, has been in the way of technology left on the side of the road passed by every manufacturer's offering... I'll always wonder why GM spent horrid amounts of cash to develop a new series of V-8 only to shelve it in favor of what they have... all the work, foundry, dies, patters, etc were all tried, proven and done!
I suppose, for what ever purpose Opal technology is in every four banger, the modular 4 and 5 cylinder appear to be faithful, the big blocks are worthless and the duramax can go no further in hp. Come to think of it, GM shelved the mini duramax for half ton pickups too!
The times, they are a changing!
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Come to think of it, GM shelved the mini duramax for half ton pickups too!
Yeah that was a stupid move.

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Neither here nor there but I feel like typing a little... here's a few pieces of trivia.
The first engine as we know it was running a few decades after Colombus brought the clap to the new world.
The first engine was a whopping 2% efficient. To date, 23% would be considered exemplary for a gas engine. Diesels on the other hand, 51%.
Ford's 302 holds more records than any other small block... sounds strange doesn't it?
Chrysler built the biggest, never used, air craft engine... was also the birth of the Hemi.
In the eighties, Perkins Engine Company was the largest manufacturer of hp on the planet.
Hyundai is now the largest manufacturer of hp as well as the manufacturer of the largest engines on the planet.
3 out of every 5 ships sailing the seas is manufactured by Hyundai.
The strait six Toyota used in their land cruisers was a copy of the Pierce Arrow strait six.
The Stirling engine is the only external combustion engine ever developed.

James Watt defined what 1HP would eventually become... neat story, actually. It's worth looking up... just in case you don't feel like it, here's a short story. Watt was watching a horse pull what he thought was a weight of 180 pounds and this horse could pull this weight 182 feet per minute. Somewhere in his infinite wisdom, he multiplied the two and came up with 32,760 pounds per minute... apparently he thought the horse could do better so he rounded it up to 33,000 pounds per minute... the birth of what 1hp would become. I have to give credit, his steam engines were revolutionary. Neat stuff!
Chevrolet originally stole their cam profiles from Porsche.
Chrysler stole their cam profiles from Chevrolet.
The first diesel to be placed in a war ship was in the HMS Dreadnaught. The engines were Armstrong Siddeley, the parent of Hawker Siddeley Diesel... Dehavaland, Harrier are names more people know.
Edison designed and engineered the Electric Chair in an attempt to make a fool of Tesla.
The easiest way to remember what torque is... torque is the amount of work you can employ and think of horsepower as the rate the work is being employed.

okay, okay, enough for now.
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Neither here nor there but I feel like typing a little... here's a few pieces of trivia.
The first engine as we know it was running a few decades after Colombus brought the clap to the new world.
The first engine was a whopping 2% efficient. To date, 23% would be considered exemplary for a gas engine. Diesels on the other hand, 51%.
Ford's 302 holds more records than any other small block... sounds strange doesn't it?
Chrysler built the biggest, never used, air craft engine... was also the birth of the Hemi.
In the eighties, Perkins Engine Company was the largest manufacturer of hp on the planet.
Hyundai is now the largest manufacturer of hp as well as the manufacturer of the largest engines on the planet.
3 out of every 5 ships sailing the seas is manufactured by Hyundai.
The strait six Toyota used in their land cruisers was a copy of the Pierce Arrow strait six.
The Stirling engine is the only external combustion engine ever developed.

James Watt defined what 1HP would eventually become... neat story, actually. It's worth looking up... just in case you don't feel like it, here's a short story. Watt was watching a horse pull what he thought was a weight of 180 pounds and this horse could pull this weight 182 feet per minute. Somewhere in his infinite wisdom, he multiplied the two and came up with 32,760 pounds per minute... apparently he thought the horse could do better so he rounded it up to 33,000 pounds per minute... the birth of what 1hp would become. I have to give credit, his steam engines were revolutionary. Neat stuff!
Chevrolet originally stole their cam profiles from Porsche.
Chrysler stole their cam profiles from Chevrolet.
The first diesel to be placed in a war ship was in the HMS Dreadnaught. The engines were Armstrong Siddeley, the parent of Hawker Siddeley Diesel... Dehavaland, Harrier are names more people know.
Edison designed and engineered the Electric Chair in an attempt to make a fool of Tesla.
The easiest way to remember what torque is... torque is the amount of work you can employ and think of horsepower as the rate the work is being employed.

okay, okay, enough for now.
I knew about the 302, Chevy stealing the cam info from Porshe, and about Hyundai and their ships. Also knew about Edison and the electric chair. The back story on that one is that Edison wanted to power cities with DC and his inventions using DC. AC was gaining popularity along with Tesla and Edison wanted to show just how deadly AC could be, thinking that once people saw the deadly effects of AC, his DC would be what cities wanted. Hence, the electric chair. Westinghouse wouldn't sell their generators (the only ones big enough to power an electric chair) to Edison so he had to buy one out of the country and ship it back.

Thanks for the trivia! I love it!

Now, back to the topic at hand, Jinx, what are you going to do?
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head for the scrap yard, find a 340 and have some fun on a budget...gets my vote! Federal Mogul, Silvolite, etc... all good stuff and tough enough to last... you'd not be the first (and I'm one of them) who did buget engines... they did just fine!
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yeah im about to take a hammer to my Holley. cant figure out whats wrong with it. internet is no help at all when it comes to these old Holley's
That was my problem, had a 4bbl Holley on my '81 Ram, took everything apart, cleaned it back up, put it back together. Loved it, but that truck as a whole was getting to be too much of a project, but I feel your pain on the Holley. They're all great until something goes wrong with them.
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yeah if i could just find a way to tune it id be happy. i was always told that Holley made a good carb. but now im not to sure. i guess i could pull the Edelbrock carb off my 305 get an adaptor and use that?
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