The Power Train
I made a bulk purchase from my friend Joe Sandy that included a recently rebuilt GM305 motor, a couple of GM transmissions, and a 1969 Ford Mustang rear end.
The first item on my agenda was to strip the motor and paint it “Chevy Orange”.
I picked silver for the base coat and GM orange for the topcoat.
This was the first time that I used an HVLP spray gun and I found out quickly that a proper respirator is required especially for the POR-15® epoxy paint. Even with the respirator, my lungs were sore for at least 2 days after.
First coat of silver POR-15 sprayed.
Second coat of silver POR-15 sprayed.
The stripped motor with GM orange POR-15 sprayed.
The picture above shows the painted motor with new valve covers, air breather, and timing chain cover with the Chevrolet logo. I used the original intake manifold that came with the motor but I installed a new Holley 600 CFM carburetor.
The Chrome with the Chevrolet logos I purchased from “Jegs High Performance” and the carburetor I purchased from the Ebay store “WhitePerformance1” .
The picture below shows the motor with a billet Specialties V-belt system installed.
V-Trac Systems For Small Block Chevy Include:
• Polished 105 amp 1-wire alternator
• Polished billet aluminum 1pc. alternator fan & pulley
• Natural finish Edelbrock water pump
• Polished billet aluminum water pump pulley
• Polished billet aluminum bridge bracket
• Polished billet aluminum crankshaft pulley
• Polished ARP 12-point stainless steel fasteners
• Goodyear Gatorback v-belts
• Comprehensive installation manual
Kits with AC include:
• Polished Sanden SD-7 compressor
• Polished billet AC compressor clutch cover
• Patented polished billet compressor manifold
Kits with Power Steering include:
• Maval Mfg. power steering pump with AN fittings
• Polished billet aluminum power steering pulley
Passenger side of motor is shown above.
Driver's side of motor is shown above.
It wasn't until I had the motor in the car that I discovered this particular system does not allow for a mechanical fan and when the radiator was installed there was no room between the radiator and the motor for a electrical (pull type) fan. I had to end up mounting a DC push type fan on the outside of the radiator. Hopefully it will keep the motor cool!