Same engine bored and/or stroked.

Thanks, Tom
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From: "LarryT" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: 2/12/08 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] CHevy 305/350 & MB at speed -

Hi Donald,
    Are the 305/350 engines derivitives of the 283 that Chevy released
in 
the mid 50s?  I always heard good things about that engine.  As I wrote 
earlier, the 305 in my 78 Malibu was an awesome engine that was
embarassed 
by its (multiple) autmatic transmissions.  The dealer put 2 replacement 
Jasper ATs in under warranty (I'm *so* happy * bought the used car 
warranty!) and both failed early IMO - even though I maintained it as
per 
the manual.  When the AT was working properly it was an awesome car -
very 
quiet, smooth and responsive.  Of course, when compared to my 69 280S
there 
was little difference in the feeling of having a proper ride.

    The MB did something I've only seen in MBs (all my MBs) - at about
80mph 
they seem to hunker down and the suspension become supple and firm at
the 
same time.  Expansion strips in the interstate disappear and wind noise
even 
reduces.   I guess it's the sweet spot -

    The Chevy's shortcomings were the interior trim which seemed to be
made 
as cheap as humanly possible.    Even things like the fasteners holding 
wiring and plumbing in place were cheap and as such failed to stay
*tightly* 
connected.  Little things like that turned me off the Chevy although I
would 
like to try a mid 90s Impala SS, a new Impala, Ford Crown Vic or better
yet, 
one of the Mustang Bullit specials. I predict some people will put them
away 
for 20 or 30 years then put them up for auction at Barrett Jackson and
make 
a bundle.  Personally, I'd rather enjoy it.

Larry T (66 MGB, 74 911, 78 240D, 91 300D)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donald Snook" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:41 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] CHevy 305/350 WAS- High mileage badges


> Alex C. wrote:  "So if the old small-block was so good, how come they 
> dumped it and moved to the Vortec engine family for the trucks?  Fuel 
> economy and/or emissions concerns, or something else?"
>
> The old small block was a workhorse, but the newer balanced engines
were 
> for superior for fuel injection, the use of and harmonic balancing.
The 
> newer engines also developed more power with better fuel economy.
Now, 
> the 350 that was fuel injected in 87 is an awesome engine. But, 1988 
> represented a watershed year for GM becuasue of the development of the

> newer engines.
>
> Until the design of the 3800 V6, the 307 ("Y" code) engine and the 305

> (made by chevy) was, in my opinion the best engines GM made UNTIL the 
> design of the 3800 V6.
>
>
> Donald H. Snook
>
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