CUTLASS 84 supreme 305 swap (need help)

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pagrunt

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You bought a 305 12 years ago Wow you think somebody would’ve paid you to take it off their hands back then lol
$50 was the going rate for a 305 when I put it in my monte in '99. Was everything but intake & exhaust manifolds, had reman heads. Even was the correct code '81 block for a A-body. Now it sits waithing for it's trip to the scrapper.
 

08Malibu

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$50 was the going rate for a 305 when I put it in my monte in '99. Was everything but intake & exhaust manifolds, had reman heads. Even was the correct code '81 block for a A-body. Now it sits waithing for it's trip to the scrapper.
In 99 I paid $200 for a whole running and driving 305 83 monte. I used parts from it to build my 78 nova that I later sold for barely $300, and it was straight as an arrow just needed an engine. Times change, but I still don’t want a 305.
 

pagrunt

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In 99 I paid $200 for a whole running and driving 305 83 monte. I used parts from it to build my 78 nova that I later sold for barely $300, and it was straight as an arrow just needed an engine. Times change, but I still don’t want a 305.
But they make great planters, anchors, back fill, ballast, lawn art, coffee table base...
 

ssn696

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On a budget, you can get a 350 block, bearing and piston kit and make a 350 from the 305 rods, crank, tin and accessories. Same flexplate, balancer, starter, distributor, intake manifold.
 

pagrunt

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Didn’t realize they shared the crank and rods.
The 267, 305, 350 all have the same stroke of 3.48". Other than the 400 all '68 up SBC V8's & V6's can use the same rods. '55-'67 (excluding '67 350's which used the '68 up large journal) all use the small journal rods.
 
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565bbchevy

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So he went from putting in a 305 to building an engine, probably not in the game plan.
 

ssn696

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There were questions about why would you want to use a 305. I was offering an option what you could do later on a budget with that same 305.
 
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