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78 bird man 07-19-2010 07:42 AM

chevy 5.3 motor in a 78 firebird
 
HI i wont to no if any one has put a 2004 chevy 5.3 L in a 1978 firebird ?
and if so what do i need besides a 5.3 and the wiring harness
And how hard whas it

72highboy390 07-19-2010 08:30 AM

good luck with that one... :thumbup:

eloc431962 07-19-2010 04:16 PM

Welcome to the site. :welcome: You might want to post in the lounge or the engine section for this one. Anything is possible but i don't know of it ever being done before. JMO



Cole

78 bird man 07-19-2010 05:09 PM

thanks
 
thanks man im a lil new at this

cobalt327 07-19-2010 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 78 bird man
thanks man im a lil new at this

Check out HERE, it seems there's good info on the swap.

www.fbody.com may have info, as will the various LS engine sites. Google is your friend.

Just a "FYI", a lot of guys run the Edelbrock p/n 7118. It is an MSD ignition controller that also comes w/a dual plane intake for the 5.3L intake for something like $650.

With the carb, MSD controller, headers and the stock cam, this deal will make over 320 HP, and about 350 ft/lb. With a cam, you will make more HP obviously. You'll need springs to go w/the cam.

MEASUREMENTS/DIMENSIONS- http://www.hotrodlane.cc/PDFFILES/ls...mentIndex.html

HOTRODDING FORUM THREAD- http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/flex...ne-146225.html

78 bird man 07-20-2010 06:31 AM

thank you
 
man that heps a lot thank you i hav ben looking for a long time for that

78 bird man 07-21-2010 05:35 AM

chevy 5.3 engine swap in my 78 firebird
 
can any one help me find some info on puting a chevy 5.3 in my 78 firebird

like what i will need what i will have to make mods on ?

will the stock chevy wiring work ?


stuff like that is what i am looking for thanks

bigolblackie 07-23-2010 02:20 AM

I hope you get some replies,5.3 in trucks are good motors Im been told. My towtruck has the 6.0 and thyer allmost the same,good luck. :welcome: :pimp:

joe_padavano 07-23-2010 06:03 PM

Putting an LS in a 78 Firebird is EXACTLY the same as putting one in a second gen Camaro. That's been done many, many times. Search for articles and parts for that swap.

78 bird man 07-25-2010 04:37 PM

thank you
 
thanks man il do that

78 bird man 07-25-2010 05:20 PM

will a turbo 350 trany bolte up to a 2000 to 09 5.3 motors?


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