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283 v-8

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by reddog64, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    Will a 283 v-8 pull my k5 around till spring when the new motor arrives?

    It runs good the guy says...

    I'll take a 305 at this point in time...
     
  2. Looksback

    Looksback 1/2 ton status

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    yeah, it should have power just to carry the weight of the K5, but going up big hills, carrying heavy loads, or fighting a strong wind, you would probly be going vary slow.
    But nice choice of motor!
     
  3. TONYP

    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    I have that motor in my 61' Impala and it hits the scales at around 4700lbs and with 6 people in it she goes along with no problem.
     
  4. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks guy's...

    I found a guy with a running 305 for 100 bucks... I'm gonna go pick it up righ tnow.. an dpop it in for a ferw months till the 350's done...

    I hate 305's but it'll work foew 2 months /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  5. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    yeap my dads got it in his 64 too..pushes it right along pretty good..dont sound to bad with dual glass packs either!
     

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