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Hello All,
I am now ready to start engine mods on my 1984 ELKY. She is bone stock under the hood. Solid running 305 with stock tranny and although not a California car I had to add a cat to get it to pass smog. Here is my question.... I can get a remanufactured and warrantied basic 350 on Ebay for $1100.00 plus shipping. I have posted the link here. What kind of power would this motor put out and would everything on the 305 bolt up to this motor
Or, should I look at high perf heads and a mild cam on the 305 I have? http://ebay.com/itm/120882491446?_trksid=p3984.m1438.126

What would be the most economical way to get a little more power and torque? I don't need anything crazy.
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Why would you get a remanufactured (rebuilt)350 for $1100,when you can get a brand new GM 350 for $ 1499 with warranty,all new metal block,crank,rods,pistons,heads everything new.On some sites you can get free shipping.Try GM Performance,Jeg's etc.I've seen the 350 -290 hp, 4 bolt main,you need to shop around on the internet.Good Luck.
 

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Check out Pace Performance as well....

Arnie in Iowa
 

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Just did a quick check at www.jegs.com ,they have a 350 for 1499.99 with free shipping,this is the long block,that is complete block & heads,all you need is int.& ext.manifolds,carb,tributor,water & fuel pumps,etc.
 
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A 350 is gonna produce more power and will standup longer than your old 305 with performance parts.
 

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get a brand new one from gm 5 year 100,000 mile warranty.anywhere there is a gm dealer in the world.1100.$ for a rebuilt or 1500$ for all brand new.to me a no brainer. i put one of thier crate engines in my tahoe 200,000 miles ago and still going strong
 

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Just a note to remember, the crate engine hp is measured at the flywheel as apposed to the engine in vehicles where it is measured at the rear wheels. I believe the difference is about 20% less at the rear wheels.

Jim
 
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