BADASS of New England

An automobile club for the enthusiast who enjoys the last of the big GM cars. The rear wheel drive B and D bodys. Chevrolet Impala SS, Caprice, 9C1, Buick Roadmaster, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Cadillac Fleetwood
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
Who is online?
In total there are 3 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 3 Guests

None

Most users ever online was 101 on Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:40 pm
Latest topics
» Charcoal gray Bonneville seats
Yesterday at 7:14 pm by Matt Trakker

» Tee shirts and shit for the roundup?
Yesterday at 9:24 am by MalibuSSwagon

» 2016 9th Annual Roundup, List of Attendees
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:52 am by silverfox103

» 95 9C1
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:45 pm by Matt Trakker

» 2012 and up Caprice PPV
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:07 pm by MASShole9C1

» For all B-bodies
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:59 am by sdstick

» 1994 Roadmaster sedan
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:41 am by MASShole9C1

» 96 SS Part out
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:20 pm by 95brmw

» 1996 Caprice Part out
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:36 am by Tomz9C1

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
September 2016
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
CalendarCalendar

Share | 
 

 OCC engine

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
No Moa



Posts : 3863
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: OCC engine   Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:48 am

Is this 305 worth keeping, or should i just scrap it? I was thinking about using it in my 70 c10 stepside instead of a Big Block. Thought it might be good for this little truck.
I'd probably keep the TBI, and try to find a wiring harness.

Any thoughts?
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
Ironfistdog



Posts : 2124
Join date : 2011-01-11
Age : 35
Location : Warren, MA

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:08 am

Stock 170hp engine. Set of headers and open air filter would boost it up a little,
Beats a 305 from the 80's with 145hp.
Light truck, doesn't take much to get it going. Even if you didn't keep the TBI, put an HEI distributor in it, swap the intake for a regular carb one, hog out the middle bolt holes and cut some metal spacers at an angle to give you the 90* bolts needed for the heads, slap on a carb and drive it, requires 0 wiring harness.
Back to top Go down
Ironfistdog



Posts : 2124
Join date : 2011-01-11
Age : 35
Location : Warren, MA

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:15 am

You'd also have to set the timing at 6* or 4* BTDC, instead of the 0* from the factory.
Back to top Go down
No Moa



Posts : 3863
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:25 am

Nah, i've had enough of carbs, the TBI works nice, and the truck is light so it should run good. And i'll keep the 700r4 thats behind it, or i have a t400 also.

The engine runs nice, needs a tune up, starts everytime.
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
95brmw



Posts : 1423
Join date : 2009-11-10
Age : 32
Location : Connecticut

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:00 am

My OCC had 110k on it it's 305 burned a ton of oil, if it were me I'd scrap it.
Back to top Go down
No Moa



Posts : 3863
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:03 am

95brmw wrote:
My OCC had 110k on it it's 305 burned a ton of oil, if it were me I'd scrap it.

He said this one didn't burn any, but then again, i haven't driven it.
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
Matt Trakker



Posts : 5068
Join date : 2009-07-30
Age : 35
Location : Reading, MA

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:29 pm

I'd say keep it...any small block Chevy in good running condition is worth keeping in my eyes if you have vehicles needing an engine.

My brother's old '89 TBI Caprice ran excellent, but the drivetrain went to the scrapper with the body, felt bad about that.
Back to top Go down
IMPALADAKID
Admin


Posts : 1504
Join date : 2009-01-17
Age : 48

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:06 pm

I would set it up with the TBI 5.0, and if later you feel it is not enough, or is no good. You can replace it with a TBI 350 with a engine and a matching prom chip.

_________________
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Woody Wagon. (My toy)
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2WD 2WT RCSB 4.3 ALLOY V6 (My daily)
1994 BMW 325i Cabriolet 2.5 I6 (My flip car that turned into wife's toy)
2007 Pontiac G6 VL 2.4 I4 (Wife's Daily)
Back to top Go down
bowtiepimp



Posts : 1562
Join date : 2010-06-19
Age : 31
Location : working a corner near you

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:43 pm

I got TBI 305 in my 91 FWB.... bullet proof so far, ran to texas n back no issue, and I beat the shit out of it. No leaks , im at 120k miles with it.
Back to top Go down
1984twodoor



Posts : 4059
Join date : 2010-03-30
Age : 23
Location : Wilmington/Wakefield/Andover

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:00 am

study History shows this is not a good topic to bring up...


Keep it, toss it in the truck so you can drive it. It's still a SBC and it'll push that truck around fine until you build a BBC if thats what you'd rather. Not to mention the mileage a TBI 305 will get with a 700R4 compared to big block and a turbo 400...Oh yeah! bounce
Back to top Go down
bladerunner



Posts : 210
Join date : 2012-07-16
Location : Maine

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:31 am

This is probably bunk, but my dad always told me the cams in 305s were junk and to never get a vehicle with a 305. Again that is a blanket statement so I have always felt it dubious.
Back to top Go down
Matt Trakker



Posts : 5068
Join date : 2009-07-30
Age : 35
Location : Reading, MA

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:26 am

That could be true for the older 305s, but I'm not sure...I know the TBI 305s use roller cams, possibly even the carb'd ones with the center bolt valve covers used in the 87-88 models?
Back to top Go down
bladerunner



Posts : 210
Join date : 2012-07-16
Location : Maine

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:29 am

That is probably the case. Did all SBCs go with roller cams/single rear main in 1987?
Back to top Go down
No Moa



Posts : 3863
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:40 am

The TBI's did, i know the 305 in my 88 GMC had a roller cam.
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
Matt Trakker



Posts : 5068
Join date : 2009-07-30
Age : 35
Location : Reading, MA

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:16 pm

As far as I was always told on FSC, from the factory the car TBIs had roller cams put in them, but the truck ones did not. However, some of the trucks came with blocks that had provisions for the roller cam to be installed in them, and some didn't... scratch
Back to top Go down
No Moa



Posts : 3863
Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine

PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:29 pm

Mine did. Don't know why, had 30k miles on it when i got it.
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorfbody.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: OCC engine   Today at 1:15 pm

Back to top Go down
 
OCC engine
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Coborn Engine
» 4" Burrell Scenic Showmans / Road Loco / Agricultural Engine Firm Pricing
» Cold engine stumble, with drivers little backfire
» 5.3 LS Vortec Engine and 4L60E Transmission
» Lister L engine

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
BADASS of New England :: BADASS information :: Bad talk-
Jump to: