Thanks for the quick and informative responses.
A few follow up questions,
Why do you feel it would be better to get a 350/automatic and do a
tranny swap instead of getting a 305/manual and doing an engine swap?
I am wondering because with the former it seems like quite a bit more
work plus the rear's gear ratio would need to be changed, with the
latter unless I am missing something it would be a straightforward
change, is there something I'm not considering?
When I asked which was faster the 305/manual or the 350/auto, I realize
that manual's are normally faster, but was wondering if the extra inches
a 350 has makes up the difference, or even makes it the faster car.
Also, can the stock five speed handle the 350? I am wondering why Chevy
didn't offer the 350 with the manual tranny, and thought maybe the 350
produced too much torque for it, which would make the swap I suggested a