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304 Or 350 V8?

Discussion in 'General' started by projectaero, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. projectaero

    projectaero Guest

    Hello hows it going,
    I am lookign at buying a V8 for a weekend/performance car in the next couple of months.
    Now i was thinking something along the lines of

    - VN Berlina - Manual - 304 - 165Kw
    - HQ Ute - 350 - 220 roughly
    - HX Ute - 308 - 180kw roughly

    Now i was wondering what is the power difference,
    Are the Ute's less powerfull as they are older.
    Like what would u reccomend? Any pros or cons.

    Im not sure as to what any help would be great thanks.
     
  2. ElDubya

    ElDubya Mad As A Meataxe

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    I have owned the following V8's :

    Ford 302 Cleveland
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    Holden 308 in a HQ one tonner
    And the latest and greatest, a Holden 304 in a VN SS.

    I can honestly say, I will never go back to a non fuel injected V8. My 304 shits all over my old 308 ute. Fuel injection is the go champ. Get either a 304 and stroke it, or get a fuel injected 350 out of a Corvette or something and throw that in an old ute. :)
     
  3. STEALTHY™

    STEALTHY™ So Wet For You!

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    Why get 346, when 304 will do!


    I've got a injected 304 (VP) and carby 304 (VK) currently, and agree, injected is the way to go.
    I thought the first LS1s were more than 220, but i could be wrong. But either way, but car has that, and al it has is bolt on stuff (zorst, computer etc)
     
  4. czerwonyVN

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    the VN definitely sounds like the best car for your purposes.
     
  5. GMVBSLE

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    The 304 in my VP is heaps smoother to drive than the carbed 350 I had in a HT ute. There is so much potential to go better for bugger all as well. Injection is great! I would never consider a carbed V8 for the street again.
     
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    a fuel injected 350 in a vr ute goes so nicely:thumbsup: my local exhaust fitter has one and nothing can beat it......power to weight is unbeleiveable and trust me does it do one hell of a burnout!!!!! watch out stelthy!! :p
     
  7. t2te50

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    Nothing beats a 350 with GT cam (500-520 thou lift) with a compression of 10.1 and heavily ported heads. Run flat 13 all night and if its in a torana/cortina/vb-vh it will run 12 seconds like having a poo. With a manual that is.
     
  8. burnz

    burnz dah dut dut da dah

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    put a 308 pre77, lowrise single plane manifold, sig erson hlm320 cam 6 degrees adv, hone block 30 thou, port heads around valve guides only, leave bottom stock, keep 9:1 comp ratio....(it only takes 305hp to run 10 seconds pass)the motor will generate 340hp ps total advance 38 deg @ 6000 rpm
     
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  9. Jamie W

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    Go the VN 304.
     
  10. burnz

    burnz dah dut dut da dah

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