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Old 03-18-2012, 06:20 PM   #51
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Re: My 1985 Chevy S15 Jimmy v8 Conversation, 2.8L to 305 TBI and 700r4

All the hard work paid off got it started earlier and it sounds bad ass. Way better then it did in the c10 I knew the fuel pump was nothing but a problem in the c10. I have to do a little more wiring since I had to run some jumpers to even get it to start.

I still don't know where I need to tie in for my injectors, and ecu switched wire. I had it tied into the coil wire but I dunno how safe that is. One of my buddies said to find the ignition wire under the dash that comes straight off the key switch but so many wires under there I might have to find a diagram to do it.

I have two fuses I was going to use for those wires just not sure where to tie in at. Any insight on that would be great if any of you guys know.

I was going to come inside and get the video camera and give you guys a video of it running but it started to sprinkle so I threw a trap over it and shut it all down for now. I'll try later if it decides not to rain or maybe tomorrow. I'll keep you guys posted.

Thanks for viewing by the way. Not sure how all has been keeping track of my thread or if it has even helped anyone but I am having a freaking blast regardless!
Old 03-18-2012, 08:51 PM   #52
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Alright here is the video I barely had time to get it done before it started getting dark. Not the best video but I didn't have much time and it's hard to record it yourself. lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvJ1C...=youtu.be&hd=1

Is there a way to embed the video here or we can only do links?
Old 04-09-2012, 04:55 PM   #53
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FYI, there is no "302" block. If someone told you there was, they're very wrong. The 302 shared the same 4.00" bore blocks with 327 and 350 engines as well. The 302 started as a 4.00" bore 327 block and was given a 3.00" crank to de-stroke it, as well as various other performance bits. In 67 they were casting number 3892657, and were small journal 2 bolt main blocks. 68 blocks were casting number 3914678, and had new larger journals but were still 2 bolt mains. The 69's were stronger blocks with four bolt mains, castings 3932386, 3932388, 3956618, 3970010. You could still make a 302 today with a 350 block and the right parts to go with. Do some research....


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I wanted to mention something about the first part of this post also. To be honest I don't see much wrong with a 305. I don't even see anything wrong with building a hot rod out of a 305 instead of a 350+. I mean hell look at the ford guys so many of them are running 302 sinking thousands of dollars into them and they aren't any slackers. A little more displacement isn't going to make a huge enough difference to force a person to go 350 instead.

I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a 302 chevy block but they are so rare I doubt I'd ever come across one and the parts would probably be way too high to mess with. I remember my uncle having a 302 in his 68 camaro and he tried and tried to blow that engine and never could. He would grab the carb accelerator and bottom it out and hold it for minutes at a time trying to blow that engine and never could do it. He had to pull it and put a 400 sb that he wanted in it. Bigger displacement isn't always better is the moral of that story.
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Quote: Originally Posted by nak3dsnake
FYI, there is no "302" block. If someone told you there was, they're very wrong. The 302 shared the same 4.00" bore blocks with 327 and 350 engines as well. The 302 started as a 4.00" bore 327 block and was given a 3.00" crank to de-stroke it, as well as various other performance bits. In 67 they were casting number 3892657, and were small journal 2 bolt main blocks. 68 blocks were casting number 3914678, and had new larger journals but were still 2 bolt mains. The 69's were stronger blocks with four bolt mains, castings 3932386, 3932388, 3956618, 3970010. You could still make a 302 today with a 350 block and the right parts to go with. Do some research....
That wasn't suppose to say block and didn't even realize I put block. I was meaning 302 engine. De-stroking a 350 is just fine as long as you have the correct crank to do it. Getting into the headaches of different sized journals can be a real pain in the ass if you don't know what you are doing. Using bearing inserts is a no no in my book.

and I'm so glad your research gave you so many nice casting numbers to share. I didn't know we were asking for an encyclopedia here. There is no reason to try to act smart and attempt to make myself look stupid.

I know more about engine internals then you assume. I'm not fond of de-stroking or stroking an engine that didn't come equipped that way. I'd much rather find one that has already had the work done and rebuild/overhaul it, but that's just me. Doing all the stroking and de-stroking is too expensive also. It's a lot cheaper to find one that is already done and rebuild it if necessary.
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Nice job mod/mods on editing my last post and disabling the option for me to edit my post and fix it. I'm glad I spend money on a forum with moderators that think it's funny to lock someone out of their own thread. Pretty useless forum anyways any questions I have had got ignored I had to research it on other forums.

Seems the only thing people are interested here are the stupid bagged and lowered crap. I always thought that was some teenager thing. Must be some trend going around seems to be what everyone wants to talk about.
Old 07-16-2012, 10:21 PM   #56
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Re: My 1985 Chevy S15 Jimmy v8 Conversation, 2.8L to 305 TBI and 700r4

Idk, there's a good bit of SAS on this site too.

Also, you can make a 302 pretty easy. 4 bolt main, 1 piece rear main seal, and all stock GM parts.

I've got both!
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