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need advice fast please

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79BRUISER, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. 79BRUISER

    79BRUISER 1/2 ton status

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    i have to move kind of fast if im to buy this truck
    85 k5 with 305v8 not sure of the tranny or trans case
    never driven a 305 how does it compare to a 350 power/gas consumption
    basic stock engine 110 thou miles not ragged out
    auto trans
    dont have real specifics on motor just lookingfor a general idea what to expect from driving it
    thanks for the help
    bruiser
     
  2. hammermachine

    hammermachine 1/2 ton status

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    I had a 305 for about a month. Mine smoked and burned oil. How's the rest of the vehicle?
     
  3. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    305 isnt the best on performance/gas consumption. i havent driven a truck with a 305 but ive been in a monte carlo with a 305, nothing to write home about. whats the price, and condition of the rest of the truck?
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    85 is a smog dog and with a 305 i'm sure it won't go anywhere too fast.
     
  5. hunterguy86

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    I have a 305 in my k5. The motor will get you from Point A to Point B. Its a decent motor. Dont expect to win any races with it though. I mud with the motor and hasnt let me down yet. Hell it put down enough tq to snap an axle shaft.

    If the price is right I would jump on the truck. I wouldn't be scared of it just because its a 305. Sounds like that motor has a lot of lift left in it. When it goes then drop in a 350.
     
  6. 79BRUISER

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    body very solid for a northern truck, minimal rust, good floor pans, 4 inch lift, underbody clean, good glass, good interior, newer exhaust, pretty good shape all around, didnt see any oil leaks, guy wants $2500 0b0
     

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