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Old 04-09-2009, 09:30 PM
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'77 Nova swap 6 banger for v-8

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.

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