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Are 305 burbs rare?

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by 77crewcab, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. 77crewcab

    77crewcab 1/2 ton status

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    Posted in the Garage about buying a 1/2 ton 2WD burb with a 305 and it seems like not many people have heard of the 305 being in a burb due to the weight. Hoping this might get some other opinions. Who has driven a burb with a 305 and how did it handle daily driving, light towing (up to 5K 2-3 times a year), and how was the mileage. Remember this is a 2WD so there wont be any big tires or any off roading.
     
  2. 55Willy

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    the burb i got the axles for the willys out of was a 1977 3/4 ton 4x4 with a 4 speed and had a stock 305 with a 2 barrel. it moved quite well even for having 3.73's and 32's but it was becuase of the tranny if you have a th350 it will be more of a dog with the wrong gears.
     
  3. roadnotca

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    It might have had the straight six available.
     
  4. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    there not rate, the 305 was droped in the eraly 80's 82 me's thinks.


    i had a 305 in my 85 3/4ton2wd pick up, hauled ass for a high miler, with low compresion, ran 94 preemium in her got better milage and ran likea top till that pole jusped out in front of me.
     
  5. 77crewcab

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    This one is all stock one owner. The brochures page shows the 305 as an option in 86 just seems like not many people have them.
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    dropped in the early 80's? the 5.0 305 was still available til the new 4.8 and 5.3's came out
     
  7. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    you sure?

    could of swarn readding that they were dropped in the suburbans in the 80's of course i cant find it now :thinking:
     
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    found both a 86 and 87 burb on ebay with the 305.
     
  9. darkshadow

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    i retract my previouse statement, cant remember where i got that....
     
  10. resurrected_jimmy

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    I really don't like 305's so I am biased but I wouldn't want another Burb with anything smaller than a 350.
     

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