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Old 09-23-2002, 07:03 PM
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is this an easy combo to make work?

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That's a good question...

So where are you in GA? <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />
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Not too bad of a deal. You can even use the original mount setup if desired. However, it is probably better to add side motor mounts and a rear crossmember for the trans mount. There will be a need to releive the firewall a bit for valve cover clearance (to get valve covers off) and watch the clearance on the steering sector. you could even offset the motor to the right a bit. One quick way is to get the frount u-shaped mount from a truck big block and mount the motor with the original frame mounts in the six cylinder position. It is really quite an easy swap and is well worth the effort. You might consider to be sure and use the six cylinder front springs to support the heavier motor.
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Old 09-24-2002, 08:36 AM
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We recently did this swap and twoteam is right on the money Don't forget to smack the firewall onetime with the hammer. The tightest area to watch is the steering box. We worked around that and everything else worked out nicely. There is a finish shot in my album.
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[quote]Originally posted by BigBlockBabe:
<strong>That's a good question...

So where are you in GA? <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>


im in the gwinnett county area, you from around here?
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thanks for the info fellas.... im just plannin ahead. I unfortunatly just missed a $600 56 bel in auto trader son of a *****......
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