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Old 03-24-2004, 04:14 PM
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455/new front end?

Hey, Well I found a good deal on a olds 455 for my car. I was going to buy it and have a mechanic down the street put it in for me. Turns out he says we will need to replace the whole front end of the car(84 delta 88) and the radiator. My question is do i really have to replace the front end? I know the radiator might be a problem but the whole front end! The engine that is in there right now is a 307 and everyone is telling me to put the 307 back in but i have not heard as good as things about them and the last one lacked some serious torque and power.
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Old 03-24-2004, 05:00 PM
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I would get a different "Mechanic". All the Olds motors are about the same dimensions.
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Old 03-24-2004, 05:33 PM
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Yes, bob was right there isnt very much difference in the dimensions, heres a site they may help you out.
http://www.westechperformance.com/pa...imensions.html
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Old 03-24-2004, 05:38 PM
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Well guys does this mean i wont need any new front end or radiator?
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Old 03-24-2004, 06:17 PM
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Like posted above......You need a new machanic!!! No, you don't need a whole new front end either. Unless there was something wrong with it in the first place. Maybe stiffer shocks, but i bet it don't need that.


BTW...my dad and i put a 455 in a '66 chevy truck that had a 6 banger in it and he was to cheap to buy another "bigger" radiator. Cools just fine with that little radiator believe it or not.
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