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Old 12-15-2005, 12:25 AM
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has any body put a v6 in a model a? I have a 1996 4.3 vortec that measures 20 3/4 inches from the back to the front of the harmonic balancer, i am told that a small block v8 is 26.5 if you use the v8 you need to change the firewall to a 2.5 inch set back. do you need to do that with the v6? thanks. Dave


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I have never installed a 4.3 in a Model A......but it should be real easy. The 4.3 is just a 350 Chevrolet V8 with the front 2 cylinders not there....which would give you MUCH NEEDED room.

You should be able to install the 4.3 without any firewall issues. A V8 radiator would really cool the V6 and most of the V8 stuff like mounts and such should work on the 4.3 V6.

I helped a friend put a V6 Buick in a 29 Model A coupe......no cutting of the firewall.....

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Thanks, for your reply, the radiator was one of the first things i got, brand new walker with built in trany cooler. wanted it for mock up. running 4.3 vortec 1996 with edelbrock intake 2114 , and a fresh th350 out the back. and a 2003 s-10 rear end with the balance weight on the yoke. should run real good thanks Dave.
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