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    I'm not sure about the gear ratio, I think they...

    I'm not sure about the gear ratio, I think they might be 3.23s if I remember correctly
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    Ok, so I've narrowed it down to these 2...

    Ok, so I've narrowed it down to these 2 engines..which would you pick and why?

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hpe-hp94m

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mll-bp38313ct1

    I'm leaning...
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    I think I'm going to go with this engine:...

    I think I'm going to go with this engine: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mll-bp38313ct1


    Anything I should know about swamping the parts from my 305 to this engine? here's the parts that I...
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    PM sent.........

    PM sent.........
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    Definitely a good idea to to talk to some the...

    Definitely a good idea to to talk to some the local car clubs. If it were up to be I would do the job myself but I don't have the space to do so and I think renting a storage could get too expensive....
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    When I say I'm on a low budget I mean I can't...

    When I say I'm on a low budget I mean I can't afford an engine that's 4k or above. With that said, this is what I had in mind:

    https://www.jegs.com/i/Blueprint-Engines/138/BP35512CT1/10002/-1
    ...
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    And I'm hoping to be able to swap the parts from...

    And I'm hoping to be able to swap the parts from my 305 to the crate engine
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    Need help getting a new engine

    Hello all, as some of you might know from my previous post, my 305 sbc just recently died. Ever since I bought the car back in May I wanted to eventually upgrade to a more powerful motor, I just...
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    This is what was causing all the clunking...that...

    This is what was causing all the clunking...that second from the left pushrod was totally lose and i was able to pull it out by hand
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    How can I attach some pictures?

    How can I attach some pictures?
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    Just what I was afraid of... pushrods and valves...

    Just what I was afraid of... pushrods and valves that came apart (cylinder 7) I was able to pull out one of the push rods by hand, it was totally lose but not bent, the other one seems to be stuck...
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    That's a good idea

    That's a good idea
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    I just removed 3 spark plug wires from the...

    I just removed 3 spark plug wires from the distributor to organize them better and put them back on... I also moved the electrical junction point where the alternator/ignition/starter wires connect....
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    Did my 305 sbc bite the dust?

    I'm copying this from another forum:

    I hope that's not the case but it didn't sound good. So, yesterday I went for a nice 44 mile round trip drive and the car was running great. Today I did some...
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    How do you rain proof your car?

    My car leaked water inside from multiple places every time it rained even with what appears to be good weather strips. I was able to take care of the trunk, and back windows but I still get water...
  16. Problem solved. A fusible link had split the...

    Problem solved. A fusible link had split the connection between the 10g alternator wire and the junction point. Thank you all for your help!
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    Probably the same issue as me..too big a cam for...

    Probably the same issue as me..too big a cam for a pretty stock engine. Big cam= low vacuum. Most vacuum I get is about 10''. I had to install a vacuum canister to help with the brakes but that made...
  18. I will check on those wires if it ever stops...

    I will check on those wires if it ever stops raining around here and will post an update. Thanks!
  19. The lights have been weak since before the low...

    The lights have been weak since before the low voltage issue. But yes good call on the ground wires, I will check on that.
  20. no because they seem to be well focused, just not...

    no because they seem to be well focused, just not bright enough.
  21. What are the options to upgrade to brighter headlights?

    How do you go about upgrading to LED, Halogens etc? The stock incandescent headlights on my '47 ford are terrible, I can barely see at night even with the high beams on :(
    Are there any conversion...
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    Sorry for the late update,lost my user name and...

    Sorry for the late update,lost my user name and password and just got it back.
    I'm still having the low vacuum issue. But I believe the issue is due to a rad cam. The person who I bought the car...
  23. New alternator and good battery but low voltage

    Hello,This is a stock 1980s 305 SBC engine, suddenly I started having this problem with my battery voltage gauge where it would be at 14 volts when I first start the engine and then it would start to...
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    Could you please specify what you mean by opening...

    Could you please specify what you mean by opening the exhaust at the manifold ? Do you mean to remove the exhaust manifold to check for obstruction? Thanks
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    I have seen all the suggestions given here, and I...

    I have seen all the suggestions given here, and I said I appreciate it. I'm just hoping to gather more suggestions as I am currently out of town therefore haven't been able to work on the car till I...
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