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Old 07-19-2010, 07:42 AM
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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
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good luck with that one...
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Welcome to the site. 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



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thanks man im a lil new at this
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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- Flexible LS engine
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thank you

man that heps a lot thank you i hav ben looking for a long time for that
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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
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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.
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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.
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thanks man il do that
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will a turbo 350 trany bolte up to a 2000 to 09 5.3 motors?
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