Swaping engine internals opinions, and does this look bad to you?

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Spend $1,000 minimum. Find a 350 that has a good block, turn the crank, get a valve job on the heads, order a stock cam and lifters, timing chain and gaskets and put it together yourself. That's about the only way to get a long lasting, decent power motor and save money. Save money all you can, used parts are fine, but certain things have to be done, or you will be disappointed with the end product. Doing it yourself is satisfying as well.
 

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Machine shop isnt really an option for me. Nearest one to me, thatd maybe do it, is like 150 miles away, and I dont have that sorta money.

Have you asked them what it'd cost? I had a 350 crankshaft turned a couple years ago. They took 0.010" off the main and rod journals to clean it up. Cost me $150 with the undersized bearings. That did not include shipping, since the shop was local to me, but they are very competent and willing to ship. They do crankshafts from all over the country.

turn the crank

It really is the right thing to do. And you may not need to turn the rod journals either.
 

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numbers matching in squares is not a value thing. find a good running small block and keep the 305 in the garage for a future owner or better financial times.
 

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numbers matching in squares is not a value thing. find a good running small block and keep the 305 in the garage for a future owner or better financial times.
That was my original thought exactly
 

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I may have another option too.
My buddy has a really sweet 350 goodwrench crate engine in his service truck, that hes had for 10+ years and has been a greay engine. Its snappy, fires right up, runs great. He really wants to big block swap it. I have a big block he really really wants for it. Might ask him if hed be willing to trade one for one.
 

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If I had the money to buy a deuce and a half off of you, then you could build/buy any engine you wanted.
Haha.
I'm hopefully soon to sell my first one, and make some money back. My second one is way kice anyway, so win win.
And I may be buying a 3rd.... uh boy where does it end, lol
 

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Haha.
I'm hopefully soon to sell my first one, and make some money back. My second one is way kice anyway, so win win.
And I may be buying a 3rd.... uh boy where does it end, lol
I could really use one where I live, when the mud is bad, nothing moves, and one of those would get me out and in.
I might end up screwing up the road badly, but then again, it's so horrible already I don't think anybody would notice.
 

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I could really use one where I live, when the mud is bad, nothing moves, and one of those would get me out and in.
I might end up screwing up the road badly, but then again, it's so horrible already I don't think anybody would notice.
I get that, my driveway is the same way when its rainy.
Whatcha need is a jeep... with a grader blade. Jeeps go anywhere, never get stuck, and if ya have a have an agrijeep, you can grade the road after you messed it up.
Oh yeah, I got one of them btw, lol.
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