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Old 09-13-2002, 01:29 PM
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Cool 350 GM Goodwrench Caprice engine in 3rd Gen TBI F-Body?

I'm looking at getting a cheaper older T/A and buying a NEW GM goodwrench 5.7L / 350 and dropping it into one, and the early 90's Caprice 350 is CHEAP (1400 dollars or so - turn-key?). I can always modify the engine later, I don't want to spend 4000 bucks on an engine, or get a remanned engine of dubious durability.

The Caprice Goodwrench is supposed to be easily adapted to an early 90s TBI Trans Am or Camaro, but I read that some late 80's F-bodies were also "TBI".

Does the car need to be "TBI" and what does it take to make, say, a 1979 Firebird "TBI"? A lot of time and expense?

Does anyone know the dates that a new GM Goodwrench 350 made for the Caprice Classic would be swappable into a TBI Trans Am? Example - from 1987 to 1992?

Oh, also if anyone has any good Auto Tranny suggestions for this engine, I'd appreciate it!

Thanks,
- Mason



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