Looking at swapping out the 6-banger in my '77 Nova for probably a 350. What kinds of mod's, if any, am I going to need to take into consideration? I'm getting ready to basically rebuild the front-end and all the parts (ball joints, bushings, etc.) seem to be the same regardless of engine size. Some specific questions:
1) Wondering if the springs are the same and if I should beef up the stabilizer bar?
2) I think the motor mounts will work (that is, I wont need to do any welding/cutting, etc.)?
3) It has an auto trans which I'm assuming (
) it's a Turbo 350 and will mate with a 350?
4) Need to swap out the rear-end? Not sure what the gearing on it is. Is there a relatively easy way to find out? It sure seems to wind out now - don't know for sure if that's the gearing or because it's just a 6 cyl?
Anything else I need to account for, please advise.