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Old 10-06-2006, 10:13 AM
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big block mopar in a 85 camaro

any advice on engine and trans mounts? i cut all the brackets and links off the gm rearend and rewelded them onto the chrysler 8 3/4 for the coil overs and such. wiring is almost done, i used a 70 dart wiring harness and msd. appreciate any technical advice.

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Go to Big Block Dart.com. There is a section there about building your own motor mounts for the Mopar big block that might help.
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figures, no help. when america is 90% of gm fanatics, no one is willinging to help unless its a 350 small block chevy. i sware that heep has been put in everything.lets see something different.
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That is not going to be an easy swap since the oil pan sump on a big block mopar is in the front. Major cutting and fab work.
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Old 10-08-2006, 06:38 PM
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Truck oil pan and pickup- rear sump.
Wouldn't be terribly HARD, but do you want to do the swap for a certain reason, or...?
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:28 AM
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That seems like it's more fabrication than it's worth IMO. I would atleast just went with a big block chevy or even a BOP or caddillac v8. Anything but chrysler or ford.
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theres a reason why. chrysler was very dominant, and was never credited enough for what they did. i want to have something different. i bet there isnt one vehicle that hasnt had the infamous 3fiddy chevy in it. lets be real. everyone has done it. i want to do something else. i have grown up around narrow minded gm hot rodders all my life and i chose chrysler. i did research on chrysler. im more attracted to there designs of the past. ill admit after 74 they crashed.dead. but from 64-74 they dominated.
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If you like Mopar so much why build a Camaro?
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If you like Mopar so much why build a Camaro?
Especially an '85 Camaro
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theres a reason why. chrysler was very dominant, and was never credited enough for what they did. i want to have something different. i bet there isnt one vehicle that hasnt had the infamous 3fiddy chevy in it. lets be real. everyone has done it. i want to do something else. i have grown up around narrow minded gm hot rodders all my life and i chose chrysler. i did research on chrysler. im more attracted to there designs of the past. ill admit after 74 they crashed.dead. but from 64-74 they dominated.
I don't think anyone is being narrow minded, especially here, we are hot rodders and motor swaps are a big part of that. It's the shape and oil pan configuration of that motor that makes that swap difficult. Any thing is possible if you set your mind to it.
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We have had this debate before........Seems to me, you are just looking for an arguement.........If you want to do it, go for it. Crazy Mopar Guy has given you an option for the oil pan problem.

Sure, the Chevy 350 is in everything.........that just makes it more adaptable than the others..not better or worse. Of course....I know it's better............
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asking for a agrument? if a guy posts a thread on putting a 350 in a 55 ford is that an argument? or in a falcon? or a dart? chrysler stop making 2 door rwd car's after 81.its hard to find the older cars affordable. 85 camaros are cheap. dime a dozen. popular race car. im just looking for advice on motor mounts. i hoped not to find narrow minder hott rodders on here. just looking for helpful advice thats all. ive helped out alot of guys in my life with cars, gm-ford-mopar.
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I understand doing things different but IMO, you're wasting a good engine on a not so good car. Sorry GM guys but I know GM guys that don't like that car either lol. The truck pan is rear sump but they are not too easy to find since the Mopar big block hasn't been built since the late 70's and not that many big block trucks were built either. You might look at aftermarket pans. BigBlockDart.com is a good site and http://www.moparstyle.net/forums/index.php would love to have you as a member there lol. I laugh because many there have posted the same thoughts about small block Chevys put into everything. As for the mounts, you are going to have to fab all that yourself...
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What advice do you need? You asked a very vague question then ranted like a baby about everyone liking 350s. ***?
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