Re: 304 build ups...? did a search and found nada//
I'm very happy with my 304. I took my stock, dying 304, and did a budget buildup on it. I tore it down, handed it to the machine shop, they cleaned and bored it, and assembled the piston / rods. Also had the crank turned, and heads re-worked, reusing as many components that were still in spec. Using mostly stock new parts, I did put in a 260 grind cam, matching lifters, and double roller timing chain, as well as an edelbrock intake and 600cfm carb.
This son moves. It has some awesome power in the 1500-3000 rpm range, and this is without the MSD. I'm dissapointed in the idle - 1500 torque, but I do alot more mud running than tree climbing, so I'm very happy..
I'd say keep the bugger, there's enough information on the board to do a much better buildup than I did, probably alot cheaper too, but I had fun, and then you get to say you have an AMC engine that'll out pull most backyard 305/350's... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
Florida Mud CJ-5
'77 RB304, t-150 D20 4" 35" swampers