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305 stroking help

Discussion in 'How-To's / Knowledge Base' started by Griffin84ss, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. axisg

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    meh, do what you want with it. It can and has been done. I think what gets everyone going is that for every dollar spent you will make more power with a 350 with room to grow. Whereas a 305 caps off at a lower power level.
     
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    Waste of money if you ask me. A good 4 bolt 010 350 block can be had for $200 easy
     
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    You can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink.
     
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    Stroker pistons for a 305 will cost more than a whole Vortec 350....and it will have a hydraulic roller cam?
     
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    $750 for the kit and $175 for the balancer and flex plate to balance the kit. $925 and you still only have 334 cu. in. from your 305. Might not be the best investment on your part. I have done 9+ vortec strokers builds using a standard bore 880 vortec casting. Very little wear in the bore so its just hone and install a $900 kit from ebay includes the balance and free shipping and bolt together. Or just a set of rings bearings and a cleaning of the vortec block can be done for under $250 and $200 for the long block assembley. $450 and you have a 330hp hyd. roller motor that bolts up to what you have. Cam up grade and some help with the valve springs and its 400+
     
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    if you are only going to 'cruise' the car, just rebuild the 305, without stroking it - they last forever, good on gas and are torquey for a small motor - if you want a 'beast' get another engine - just my two cents.
     
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    THANK YOU GUY'S, for all the Great information i think I'm just going to rebuild the 305 and look around for a good block and take my time and rebuild it.!! Again I do thank ya all for the advice I really appreciate it thanks chris
     
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    Info you get here might not be what you want to hear but most of the guys (gals) here have been there and done that. Although the info may be a bit derogatory, we are only trying to keep your best interest in mind. Check out Northern Auto - you can get a re-ring kit for under $100 - rings bearings, gaskets. Been using them over 15 years.
     
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    Yes sir, thanks yes i understand that sometimes you don't always get the answers you want thats rhe reason i asked you guy's and (gals) i am wanting to go bigger later on so i think I'll take all the advice and just rebuild the 305 for now and go from there.!! I will check out Northern Auto and want to thank ya again.
     
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