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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2002, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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GMC History: Think the 4.3L V6 is big?


The 305 cubic inch V6 ladies and gentlemen.[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

<a target="_blank" href=http://www.favorites.com/~jolly/305V6.htm>http://www.favorites.com/~jolly/305V6.htm</a>

Man, those things are cool. Heard one the other day that has been given a mild build up, 4 barrel carb, and a dual exhaust with Flowmasters. Just different enough from a SBC to make you smile.[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: GMC History: Think the 4.3L V6 is big?

where can one of these be obtained????????
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Re: GMC History: Think the 4.3L V6 is big?

Hey, that would fit so nicely in a tracker!! What do you think? I think you should do it!
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Re: GMC History: Think the 4.3L V6 is big?

Ehh...no, it would not fit in a Tracker. I know a guy that has one in an S-10 on a fulsize frame. It has virtually the same outer dimensions as a small block, and the guy that is running it wants to ditch it for a 350, because it doesn't have any power on the top end. It would probably be a good trail motor (good low end).
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Where's the V-12? Now there's a big friggen motor... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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305? Shoot, that's the 283 of GMC V6's, give me a 401 or 478 [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: GMC History: Think the 4.3L V6 is big?

Drey, look in old GMC trucks from the 60's. They started around 1960 and I beleive they went the way of the dodo bird in 1971. My latest siteing was the one I mentioned earlier in this post in a 1967 GMC K15.[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

As Jeff said, they aren't high rpm power motors, but they make the power and torque of a factory carbed SBC, but they reach peak torque 1000rpm lower.[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img] There are upgrades for them. Edelbrock made intakes for them that allowed you to bolt on a 4 barrel carb, but good luck finding one. It's been 20 years or more since Edelbrock made them.[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

Still be a cool engine to have.

Hey Jeff, same bolt pattern as the SBC's, BBC's, I6's, etc?

Yeah, it would fit great in the Tracker. In the back as I drove it home from where ever I found it. Although the tracker would probably be a bit nose high during the trip.[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: GMC History: Think the 4.3L V6 is big?

Tex, good luck finding one. I've seen a few of those 305's, and talked to people who have seen a 351 or two, but I've never seen any of the bigger ones. Could probably find one of the V12's easy enough though. Just have to go visit the junkyards and look under the cabs of old semi's, wreckers, flatbeds, etc
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Yeah, I don't doubt it would fit in a tracker. People put 350s in Samurais and all the have to do is push the grill out. Hehehe I guess saying that is any understatement. Theres gotta be a whole lot more to do than just dropping it in and taking off or pushing out the grill.
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Re: GMC History: Think the 4.3L V6 is big?

AJM, I believe that they are the same bolt pattern. Not positive, but pretty sure.
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