Engine Removal Chevy 305 front view on engine stand. When this engine is completed the "V" belts will be removed and replaced with a serpentine belt setup.
Engine Removal Chevy 305 side shot. The exhaust manifolds will be replaced with tubular headers.
Engine Removal Original oil pressure switch. Inserted into block with 1/8" pipe threads.
Engine Removal New oil pressure switch. Will need a 1/8" male to 1/4" female ninety degree elbow. This new oil pressure switch feeds keeps the fuel pump running when there is 4 psi of oil pressure. This switch also has a second contact to drive oil pressure dash light.
Engine Removal Nasty engine gunk. Oil leak combined with road dirt and grime. Just plain nasty gunk!!!
Engine Removal This is the harmonic balancer. It looks like the rubber is falling out. This will have to be replaced.
Engine Removal In this shot it looks like the harmonic balancer is touching the timing chain cover. The timing chain cover will need to be replaced too.
Engine Removal Here is a shot of the timing chain cover. You can see where the harmonic balancer was rubbing.
Engine Removal A closer shot of the timing chain cover.
Engine Removal The rear oil galley plugs. They are really in there good. I can't seem to get them out so I guess the machine shop will have to do that for me.
Engine Removal The flywheel/flexplate this will be balance checked before reinstalling
Engine Removal The empty engine bay.
Engine Removal Passenger side of the engine bay
Engine Removal Driver side of the engine bay.
Engine Removal Power brake booster and manifold. This may need to be replaced. The tubing at a minimum will require replacement. I found 25 feet of stainless steel brake line tubing on ebay. I'll bend all new tubing to all four wheels.
Engine Removal The starter is all gunked up just like the engine. Also notice the "A" arm bushings falling out. They will need to be replaced.
Engine Removal Driver side "A" arm has little rocks wedged between the frame and "A" arm.