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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-10-2005, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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My 81 Jimmy had a 305 in it and the foolish thing is toast. Spun a bearing on this last rebuild. Looking for a new or rebuilt one. I don't believe they make 305's anymore, so a new one of those is out, but a new 350 is not out of the question. Such is life.

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Go with a 427 big block you can't go wrong there. HEHE
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I have an Edelbrock MPFI 350 I would be willing to sell.
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Here is a Chevy 454 I have on eBay

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The 454 is less expensive than the Edelbrock MPFI 350 engine.

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I'd deffinitely ditch the 305 and go for the 350. Back a few years when I was looking to offload my 305, an engine rebuild shop would have given me money for my core in exchange for a remanufactured 350, but it wasn't as much as if I would have had a 350 for a core. I know the last time I checked, the price for rebuilds in my area were going up because they were saying the 350 is harder to come by. Even the junkyards around are getting good money for rebuildable blocks. Hard to beleive a motor made for that many years and put in so many cars and trucks could be getting limited in supply.
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Thanks for the info and the motor offers. I am a poor person, so I sometimes have to go on the cheap. So I am writing down prices and comparing everything.

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Jegs has the GMPP crate 350s for $1200. Seemed good to me
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Hi Jim,
Well for the budget engine offer I have this 350. It's been rebuilt with .030 over sized flat top pistons, it's balanced, the heads have 1.94" / 1.50" valves, a Competition Cams 260H High Energy cam and a Weiand intake. This engine has about 85,000 miles on it since the rebuild, and uses about 1 quart of oil every 2000 miles. The price is about half the cost of the eBay 454.
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Thanks for the info and the offers. However, I think I am going with the GoodWrench 350 from Jegs. Warranty and all that. But being a poor person and looking (I do mean looking) over the internet and locally, this seems the best.

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Wow a 350 hard to come by? Where is that at. I live right next to detroit and i can pick up about 1 of them for next to nothing maybe $150 for a heavy used short block. But thats why they call us Motor City. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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