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Author Topic: 304 2V versus 258 2V?  (Read 14062 times)

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Offline Blown7

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Re: 304 2V versus 258 2V?
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2012, 06:33:36 AM »
Back in 1988 I installed a AMC 360 in a 1983 Eagle wagon.. it was way cool.

But you have to make a custom header for the left side of the vehicle to get the steering rod thru to the steering box.

And of course new custom engine/differential mounts.. I still have a pattern set.


I was able to use my stock 304 manifolds

I never considered using stock manifolds... I mean if your going V8... you gotta let the engine eat.

But I did use car in frame headers.

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Re: 304 2V versus 258 2V?
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2012, 10:07:47 AM »
AMC V8 stock exhaust manifolds are nearly as clean flowing as headers. They even won an award for it.
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Re: 304 2V versus 258 2V?
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2012, 11:50:01 AM »

  For sound no doubt the V8 has the edge, what a shame it was so hard to find in an AMC small car by this time (1976-80). I got some perf figures, Cadillac Seville with injected Olds 350 V8 automatic 0-60 mph 13.3 seconds (Road & Track Oct. 1975). Pacer X 258 2V automatic 0-60 mph 13.4 seconds (Car and Driver May 1976). Not bad, but a V8 always sounds better. Mind you, comparing stock 304 and 258 there is the weight distribution issue, which was mentioned above.

 

 

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