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Old 12-13-2002, 09:20 AM
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew if you could fit a 402 in a '82 camaro. And if so what extra stuff would you have to do to make it fit, if any.

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Old 12-13-2002, 12:27 PM
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yup I was gunna try that but it takes a fair bit of cutting, notching and various other things...not to mention you might have to pull the engine to change your spark plugs (not kidding I have a hard enough time with a small block in mine) so all of these things and the cost of big block parts has lead me to buy a 400... of course if you still wanna try it htere are a couple guys on the message board at camaroz28.com who have done it and will give you some help
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It will bolt right in on the same mounts as any smallblock,and will work with any trans that will bolt to the same.You can use the same passenger car oil pan that fis a bigblock into any other camaro or chevelle.That is where the easy part ends.Headers for the swap are a little bit tight.Hooker makes a set that fit more then a little tight,and exit on the outside of the frame stubs which makes exhuat pipes a bit impractical.I have seen this swap done with cheapie non equal length headers that seemed to fit well,but I cant tell you amny more about such a swap.If the engine is very mild,you might just want to try and run stock manifolds on it,or try calling a company named Sanderson,They make cast iron manifolds that are similar to headers as well as tube headers,maybe they have something for this swap.Good luck.
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Okay, thanks guys I want to avoid the headaches so a small block will be the way to go.
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I believe you use the block hugger headers from hooker...
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