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Old 07-20-2006, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Centerline
The biggest thing you'll need is a big block front "K" member. After that it's pretty much a piece of cake.
Ouch! Not sure I agree!
I've done the 318 to 440 swap and the K member was fine. The rubber engine mount was fine too!

I needed.... among other things......

*Big block ear mounts. The metal that bolts the actual rubber mount to the side of the engine.
*Make sure the pan is a car pan, mid sump.
*Big Block tranny (727)
*Some B/RB waterpump housings dump driver's side at the bottom, some passenger side. You'll need the correct water pump housing or if they are different you can move your lower rad bung.
*If going from a 318/904 trans you'll need a shorter driveshaft too I think.
*B/RB headers or exhaust manifolds
*You'll have to play with the throttle bracket/cable/kickdown too.
*Big block distributor is in the front, distributor wires/coil wires will need to be extended.
*Small block 727 to big block the driveshaft should be OK, but 904 or 999 to 727 will need driveshaft or driveshaft shortened.

*SOME cars have clearance problems with big pot brake boosters when switching to a 440, easy fixes if you run across that problem though.

Did I miss anything??!
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