It takes a bypass fuel pressure regulator and if you have an Auto trans,
you will need an aftermarket controller to run the lock-up.
OR, you can use the long block 350 and modify the center bolt holes on
the TBI intake to fit the carb heads.
Possible? Yes! Practical? Depends on your abilities, tools, time,
If you do the swap using the carb, PLEASE let me know!!! I would like
some things off the 305TBI... Basically the heads to the TBI...
SWEET, Doc. That would be awesome. I want them to see if I can get more
compression and bottom end out of my '88 350. I figure the heads are bad cuz
no matter what I do the thing runs the same.
E-Mail me when your ready...just replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .
not yet... still trying to recover from 2 1100 mile moves in 6 weeks.
Back in Maine now, where I should have stayed. I did inherit about
10k in tools though through my wife's grandmother (it was her dad's
stuff). a couple Chicago Pneumatic CP-734 impacts, a several air
ratchets ( a CP, a snapon, and a Rodac), a cheapie air drill, a very
cool IR 1/4" hex drive impact, an Atlas Copco 3/8" pistol grip impact
and TONS of other stuff... I got a whole TOTE full of sockets,
wrenches, and ratchets, all either Craftsman, Snap-On, S--K, or Proto.
I even got an OTC engine crane and an OTC engine stand. I made out
bigtime on that.
the afterburners still are on the list though, as is the vortec/ GMPP
setup, a cam and a custom PROM. I just need to build some $$ back up.
nah... I've only got 2 1/2" impacts one an extended anvil and the
other a regular anvil CP-734. I'm pretty much obligated to not give
away or sell any of the stuff... it would cause unneccessary grief
from my inlaws. besides, the CP734 is only like $119 bucks at
get some of the "Iron Eagle" heads.... or other
aftermarket performance head. 305 heads
are not worth screwing with.
the vortec heads are a good idea from what I've read,
but like they say you have to get the intake that matches them.
On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 12:33:05 -0500, "Shades"
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Thanks for the response! I don't think I'll do this. I >might< have
someone else do this, for the right price. BTW it's an automatic.
The reason I'm considering this is that it has 2 cracked heads and a
badly leaking rear seal. Also it doesn't have much power. So I guess
I'll wait until I can find a tbi 350 at a good price.
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get a set of Vortec heads off a '96 up 1/2 ton truck (3/4 and up got a
slightly different set of heads that don't flow as well, due to
differences in the exhaust seat), a vortec compatible intake w/ a TBI
to spreadbore adapter (early 454 TBI motors had them) or the GMPP TBI
for vortec manifold. and you'll be up about 40hp on a standard 350 TBI
for about the same money as a used TBI motor.
changing the rear main isn't all that hard if you've got the time and
tools to do it.
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