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Old 11-23-2007, 06:45 PM
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96 camaro with 454

Anybody done this swap. I am looking at a 96 Camaro with a 3.8 v6. I would like to put a big block in it. Will it fit with out cutting into the strut towers? What about mounts? It should bolt to the 3.8 tranny?

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This site gives the measurements of the 396. Don't show the 3.8 or tell you if they will fit. You will need to measure for yourself.

http://carnut.com/specs/engdim.html

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If you do this swap be sure to put an 8 point cage in the car so it won't blow out the rear window every time you stand on the gas......lol.
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If you do this swap be sure to put an 8 point cage in the car so it won't blow out the rear window every time you stand on the gas......lol.

HMMMM it is a convertible.......had a 66 nova with a 454 ls6 in it, it made the doors not want to close good.
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I've worked on these cars with the 350 in them and they suck. My '95 Corvette is much easier to work on than F-bodies of the same era. I can't imagine putting a big block in that Camaro without a lot of changes to the chassis and underhood areas to make it hold up and to provide adequate room. In short, I'd build it as a pro street car if I were going to do it.
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The LT1 fills up the engine bay pretty well... can't imagine a big block in there without a whole lot of fabrication.
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96 camaro with 454

What does it take to put a 5.7 V8 into the 6 cylinder 96 Camaro let alone a big block? How about mounts and such? Thanks. W
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