How do you put a cam in a Chevy 350?

Can you put a cam in a stock 350?

COMP Cams CL12-600-4 is the biggest cam for stock 350 and plays its role as the topper since 1976. This Chevy cam increases horsepower along with torque performance. It is the best cam kit for 350 small blocks as it performs efficiently for years without any hassle.

How hard is it to change a camshaft?

Its an overhead cam. Its not overly difficult, it will require removal of valve cover, timing chain, water pump etc. It’s not terribly hard, just make sure to torque everything to spec (get a Haynes or Chilton for your car), and make sure you get the timing right when you put the timing belt/chain back on.

How do you take the cam out of a Chevy 350?

How do you get a cam out of a motor?

Remove the central bolt to take the sprocket from the camshaft. Slacken the cam-cover bolts evenly so that the valve-spring pressure is released slowly. When all the bolts have been removed, take off the cover with its integral bearing caps. Lift the camshaft from the cylinder head complete with the front oil seal .

Will a 350 cam fit a 305?

Although a cam will act a little “bigger” in a 305 than it will in a 350. The ’96-up L30 305 and L31 305 Vortec roller cam makes decent power in a 305 with good TQ.

What’s the biggest cam you can put in a 305?

According to Summit, there are 305 cams as big as . 551/. 551 with 276/276 duration. As long as you check piston to valve clearances, you can go as big as you want.

How can I get more horsepower out of my 305?

Bolt-on Upgrades
  1. Replace the exhaust manifold. The stock exhaust manifold of the 305 engine restricts air flow from the engine increasing back pressure.
  2. Replace the intake manifold and carburetor.
  3. Add cold air induction.
  4. Replace the computer chip.

How do you tell if my motor is a 350 or 305?

Is a 305 worth rebuilding?

If it needs to go to a machine shop for anything more than tanking, just get a 350. 305 heads are worth rebuilding, even for a 350. A re-build kit is $500, another $500 for machine shop work and then labor/time to rebuild it.

How much HP can a 305 make?

So a 305 up against a 350 (even at the same horsepower) will always lose to the larger engine because the 350 will make more torque. I completely agree that a 305 can be built to make 450 hp.

Is a 305 a good motor?

The 305 Chevy engine has a lot of potential as a good engine, with a lot of options and customizations that can help to increase overall power. Though it may not compete as well with larger-displacement engines, it can still deliver plenty of power, despite its smaller bore size.

Can you make a 305 fast?

Yes you can make your 305 fast.

What is a 305 stroker?

The stroker 305 is popular because the 305 small-block is probably the most easily accessible small block Chevy engine on the planet. The 305 uses a tiny 3.736-inch bore and the same 3.48-inch stroke as the 350ci motor.

Is a 305 and 350 the same block?

Re: Are the 305 and 350 blocks the same? They ARE the same block, the bore is different and the pistons are different.

Can you build 305?

If you are looking for an extra 100-150 hp, the stock 305 short-block (even if it is a high-mileage unit) will work perfectly with the planned upgrades. If your 305 needs rebuilding or replacing, by all means grab a cheap 350 from a wrecking yard and start with that-or better yet step up to a larger 383 or even 406.

How do I identify a 305 Chevy engine?

Matching the suffix portion of the engine ID number properly identifies the engine as a 305 or 350 cubic-inch. If a bore measurement is to be taken, Popular Hot Rodding identifies the 305s small bore at 3.736 inches. Both the 305 and 350 have the same 3.48-inch stroke.

How do I identify a Chevy 350 engine?

How to Identify a Chevy 350 Motor
  1. Look at the rear of the engine block for casting numbers, by where the transmission mounts to the engine.
  2. Write down that number, and go to
  3. Look for a second casting number on the rear of the block.
  4. Look at the front of the block, just forward of the valve covers.

How can you tell a 350 block?

What side is the dipstick on a 350?

it is on driver side if 1975 350 look about 8″ forward from rear of pan then 1″up on block for later engines same on pass side.