Getting back at it, help please!
So after a long 5 years or so of a crazy life leading up to finally getting a divorce and starting to get my life back to where I want it to be, I want my baby back on the road!
So it has sat about 5 years or so, the last issue to my knowledge was the need of a new carburetor. Now that it has sat, I would appreciate some guidance in getting her back up and running. I have done a good bit of reading, so I know a bit about pulling the plugs, putting some marvel oil down the cylinders, and trying trying to dry crank the engine with the starter and a battery or similar process, changing the oil, fuel filter, antifreeze, taking out old gas. I just want to be sure I'm taking all the proper steps and in order they should be done. ***If there is a detailed post here already then I apologize and send me to it
Now pretty bone stock 305, so boring drive, so I keep thinking back and forth of bypassing the care of this engine and just dropping a new one in. Now if I go that route, I see the common suggestion is a 350 crate engine which I can see can be found just about anywhere. I'm excited to drive her again, so my question around this route is, should I get the 305 running and then drop a more powerful engine in later(I can drive her sooner) or just wait it out and chuck the 305 and put a bigger engine in, and if so, what do you suggest for an engine? ***I'm not looking for some crazy high performance drag racer, I just need some good get up and go when i want it, highways, fun, etc.
I appreciate any feedback and glad to come back to this community!