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Location: San Diego, California
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Re: swapping in a 304 instead of a 360?
That 32/36 is WAY too small for a 360 IMHO. I ran a 40/40 on a 4 cyl. BMW with half the displacement.
If you're going with the V8, at least step up to a small 4bbl. or the TBI. Why spend all that time swapping it in just to choke the thing up with too small a carb?
I just finished a TBI swap from a 4.3 Chevy to my 4.1 Buick. Its not that hard, but its not that easy either. You could use the whole TBI setup from a Chevy 350. That's close enough that it should work okay without reprogramming the PROM, etc. To get it to work right you need to use the O2 sensor, VSS, in-line hp fuel pump, etc. It will probably cost you around $500 unless you own your own junkyard. By the time I finished, the $700 Holley unit didn't look so bad. It was worth the effort, though.
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