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Thread: 454 to a 305

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    For hauling heavy loads, the 454 beats the 305 hands down. Like the others have said, the 454 can put out the torque you need to haul loads. The 305 may be able to handle the loads, but you'll wear the engine out a lot quicker and probably not see a significant gain on MPG. Stick with the 454 even though it seems like it gobbles fuel. It's worth it in the end.
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    Default Hey...thanks for the welcome

    I never really thought seriously about switching over to a diesel or a newer generation 350. I would be interested but got rid of those ideas pretty quick because of all the additional switchover I thought I would need to do to make it happen. Rebuilding my 454 sounds like it might just be the most cost effective and with the thousands I save I could justify the cost of gas for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patric View Post
    I never really thought seriously about switching over to a diesel or a newer generation 350. I would be interested but got rid of those ideas pretty quick because of all the additional switchover I thought I would need to do to make it happen. Rebuilding my 454 sounds like it might just be the most cost effective and with the thousands I save I could justify the cost of gas for a while.
    you can switch over EASY to a diesel and even if we do it its not a lot more then rebuilding your 454, + its way better milage and powerband !

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