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Unread 04-06-2009, 11:44 AM   #1
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replacing the 305 with a 350!

over the next little bit im gonna do a little write up/ documentation of swapping out my tpi 305 for a tpi 350! feel free to post any comments questions or concerns!

the original 305


the new life blood. a 350 out of a 95 silverado 2500


next up: the rebuild! deciding on what direction to go. keep ya posted!

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Unread 04-06-2009, 11:53 AM   #2
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That's awesome.

Can I have the old one?
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Unread 04-06-2009, 11:59 AM   #3
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I love the TPI motor. Good stuff.
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Unread 04-06-2009, 12:33 PM   #4
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that was my only question..Can i have the old one?lol
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Unread 04-06-2009, 02:19 PM   #5
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That should be a good swap, the truck motor will have 4 bolt mains and since its the newer style motor with centerbolt valve covers all the tpi stuff will bolt right on. I would try to keep the serpintine pulley setup as well.
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I'm not certain the TPI intake will bolt to the TBI center bolt heads without modifying the center pairs of holes. I may be wrong but aren't TPI intakes based on the non centerbolt heads.

On centerbolt heads the inside pairs of bolts go in at a more vertical angle
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Unread 04-06-2009, 03:05 PM   #7
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They will work the I had to modify the manifold to fit my 305 heads. The only difference in bolt angles are from fi or carb. It's only the 4 center bolts that are differnt instead of being almost perpindicular to the heads they are more perpindicular to the ground
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I modified a old style holly manifold to work on a motor that had a tbi setup and it was pretty simple. I was under the impression my tpi baseplate would bolt right on eventually with out needing to be modded.
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Unread 04-06-2009, 09:18 PM   #9
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I will post pics of the differences when I get to that step
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Unread 04-15-2009, 07:55 PM   #10
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started the tear down of my new 350 (gonna rebuild it while it is out) here are some pics


stuck right now though because this stupid power steering pulley bolt is on tight, letting it soke in some pb blaster hopefully i can get it loose soon
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Unread 04-16-2009, 03:46 PM   #11
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you know that pulley doesnt unbolt like that right? its pressed on and needs a puller to be removed, they have cheap ones that work ok at advance for about 30 bucks.
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you know that pulley doesnt unbolt like that right? its pressed on and needs a puller to be removed, they have cheap ones that work ok at advance for about 30 bucks.
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That's not a bolt it's a shoulder for a puller to grab onto

you can rent these pullers at most parts stores
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It is deceiving though it looks like an allen wrech would fit into the center of the pump shaft.
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The intake will bolt up. The heads are the same. It's only the older pre-efi smallblocks where you need to drill the center intake bolt holes to fit an efi intake on.

the pump will come right off with a pulley puller.
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Unread 04-16-2009, 07:02 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info on the pulley! Wow I feel like an idiot! I was hittting that Allen with an impact and a big ol torque wrench, no wonder that went no where! I'll get a puller this weekend ( got to love the loaner tools at autozone)
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