New member in Sask Canada

yaahoos

yaahoos

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Nov 24, 2019
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I am literally giddy ( at 63 yrs haha) at acquiring an 85 GP Brougham with a 305.
I now have a very solid winter project for myself and grandson. My options are “streetable” blown sbc/ or bbc swap. 99% street driveable and show. Can an already low compression 305 be beefed up enough to run a Dyers 5% boost daily? Or go low compression 350?
 

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85442/86buick

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Feb 12, 2013
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Welcome ,

The rabbit hole is deep .
 
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TURNA

TURNA

Rocket Powered Basset Hound
Jul 24, 2009
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Socialist NY
How old is your grandson?
 
Jeff Blagden

Jeff Blagden

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Welcome from Manitoba .Some very knowledge people on this site .Great to see a grandfather Grandson project good luck lots of options and dollars to be worked out for this project Jeff from Winnipeg
 
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olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
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Melville,Saskatchewan
Welcome from Melville, Sk. Set up the boost on the 305 and start building a 350 4 bolt main block. I am an Olds V8 guy and even I know the small bore 305 is a waste of time to build. Nice car except the rust hoarder top. I almost bought a 85 GP nearly 25 years back. Good luck.
 
O. D. Showtime

O. D. Showtime

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Feb 6, 2009
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Regina Sask. Canada
Welcome from Regina. Looks like a great starting point! Where abouts in Saskatchewan are you?
 
yaahoos

yaahoos

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Nov 24, 2019
45
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Welcome from Melville, Sk. Set up the boost on the 305 and start building a 350 4 bolt main block. I am an Olds V8 guy and even I know the small bore 305 is a waste of time to build. Nice car except the rust hoarder top. I almost bought a 85 GP nearly 25 years back. Good luck.
The vinyl top is the worst of it for sure. Rusty under the chrome a bit.
Welcome from Melville, Sk. Set up the boost on the 305 and start building a 350 4 bolt main block. I am an Olds V8 guy and even I know the small bore 305 is a waste of time to build. Nice car except the rust hoarder top. I almost bought a 85 GP nearly 25 years back. Good luck.
The small bore is a concern, but the already low compression peaked my interest. Thx. Will fix body in the meantime and look for a decent 350/4bm engine. Just wanted something different.
 
olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
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Melville,Saskatchewan
Let him drive the 305 around so he doesnt kill himself or someone else

It has plenty of power for a newbie driver
We already have enough people who can't drive here, good point.
 
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