Any ideas you may have are welcome, I am starting with body work..please help with engine and trans..Currently its got the original 307 engine works fine little trouble but easy fix, I want more power. I am not familiar with this engine and don't know how far I can take it COST IS A FACTOR in this rebuild. so the idea is more power with 307 vs new engine, cost effective?:hurray: Thanks for helping.
I beleive the general thoughts here are, bag the 307 and build a 350. While the 307 will respond with the usual bolt ons, (intake, headers etc.) it will still be slow compared to the same efforts put into a 350.
The compontent will cost the same to build up a 307 or the 350. But, you will get much better performance from building the 350.
Another thought, what rear gear are runnin? A swap to a taller gear like say 3.73 or so will make it feel like it has a new engine if you are currently runnin a 3.08 or 2.76 gear which is pretty much standard with the wagon. Course your gonna pay for it with less gas milage with a taller gear.
But, most of us don't build these things with milage in mind.