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Unread 10-12-2006, 01:02 PM   #16
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The 305 is a little different then just bore and stroke... IIRC it also has thinner water jackets. IMO for the money invested in the swap 350 is the one to start with... the 305 you just are not getting the performace for your $1.
I have a 305 in my Caprice, and a 355 in my YJ... the YJ definitely packs more punch per $1... and my 89 caprice was free to me Both motors are dependable and cheap to get parts for as externally they share many of the same parts. For the 2K or so you will drop on the swap the difference between a 350 and 305 is negligable.

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Unread 10-12-2006, 03:26 PM   #17
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I blew out two 350's in my Jeep. I picked up a cheap 305 and its going into there. I'll see what it can do for me over the winter and next summer. If its not enough to keep me happy, its only a weekend of work to drop the 3rd 350 into my Jeep.

You can find my writeup about my 350 swap on my homepage - or just peak into the FAQ at the top of the YJ section.
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Unread 10-13-2006, 05:03 AM   #18
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The 305 is a little different then just bore and stroke... IIRC it also has thinner water jackets. IMO for the money invested in the swap 350 is the one to start with... the 305 you just are not getting the performace for your $1.
I have a 305 in my Caprice, and a 355 in my YJ... the YJ definitely packs more punch per $1... and my 89 caprice was free to me Both motors are dependable and cheap to get parts for as externally they share many of the same parts. For the 2K or so you will drop on the swap the difference between a 350 and 305 is negligable.
Said so eloquently! If you want to learn about sbc motors and uogrades go to www.thirdgen.org. Good stuff there if you ask any qwestions just talk about the motor not that its in a jeep. thry are very third gen camaro specific. But tons of info.
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Unread 10-13-2006, 08:26 AM   #19
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I blew out two 350's in my Jeep. I picked up a cheap 305 and its going into there. I'll see what it can do for me over the winter and next summer. If its not enough to keep me happy, its only a weekend of work to drop the 3rd 350 into my Jeep.

You can find my writeup about my 350 swap on my homepage - or just peak into the FAQ at the top of the YJ section.
What transmission are ya'll using for the SBC swap? Is there a special version of the trannys for 4WDs or is it just a different tailshaft?
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Unread 10-13-2006, 10:32 AM   #20
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SO Mud are you going to add an 09 camaro to that line up...cause Im adding one to mine..just waiting to place my order
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Unread 10-13-2006, 11:21 AM   #21
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What transmission are ya'll using for the SBC swap? Is there a special version of the trannys for 4WDs or is it just a different tailshaft?
My little story of the swap is at http://www.naekid.ca .. modifications \ 350 swap

I bought an entire 1/2ton 4x4 truck, pealed out the drive-train of the Jeep and welded in the new drivetrain.

I have a V8, TH350, NP203, D44 front and 12-bolt rear.

I am thinking of putting in the NP208 I have sitting in my shed into my Jeep to drop about 300lbs from the belly of my Jeep, installing an external tranny-cooler for extra cooling ability and a few other things.

Overall, the engine fits in there very well, no major cooling issues with my scoops mounted on the hood bringing in cool air, or exhaling the warm air (depends on my vehicle speed).
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Unread 10-14-2006, 07:16 AM   #22
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SO Mud are you going to add an 09 camaro to that line up...cause Im adding one to mine..just waiting to place my order
I sure am!Cant wait! And guess wjhat color I"m hoping for Still looking for the right 1st Gen. I want a 69 ss. But the prices are crazy and I dont have time for another restoration project
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Unread 10-14-2006, 09:58 AM   #23
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find yourself an old 327 and drop under the hood. if anything find and old corvette327 that is a 327ci/365hp now that was a bad azz engine. I heard of the conversion plenty of times on dropping a chevy small block in a wrangler.
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Unread 10-14-2006, 11:09 AM   #24
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find yourself an old 327 and drop under the hood. if anything find and old corvette327 that is a 327ci/365hp now that was a bad azz engine. I heard of the conversion plenty of times on dropping a chevy small block in a wrangler.
The only problem with the 327 is that it has no bottom end tourque. I ran one in my 89 camaro for a year. Also the 327 lacks accesory holes in the old camel hump heads for your power steering and other things. You have to run at least a 3000rpm tourque convertor to get the most out of the engine. Not well suited for a jeep.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 06:50 AM   #25
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hey im currently doing a 305 swap in my 99 jeep wrangler in my opinion its a great learning experience and from what i see online the jeep will have a crazy amount of power im not finished yet but i think it is deff worth it the chevy 305 has plenty of power for ur wrangler
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Unread 06-07-2013, 12:06 PM   #26
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Unread 06-07-2013, 04:20 PM   #27
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To with the 305, ha ha ha. 7 years yipppeeee
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