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Old 12-07-2008, 08:21 AM
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i'am swapping out 81 malibu 229 to chevy 350,has anyone have any info for me on what parts i need ?

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sbc motor mounts.
good v8 radiator for the car

there is other parts needed. thats just a couple things off the top of my head
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I did the same with my 79 Malibu.You will have to mount the new frame mounts in a different location(look at a buddies car or look in a junk yard)I also a hard time removing the old frame mount bolts.I hole sawed a hole to get access to the nut.I would recomend grinding them off and buying new grade 8 bolts-much,much easier Your power steering,waterpump,alt. brakets,etc will all bolt right onto the 350.I used a set of Flowtech headers and had 2 1/2 exhaust installed.I will try to find the part # if you're interested because they did make 2 different sets and 1 of them are a real bear You will have to use a SBC fuel pump although I think the V6 is useable.My 79 came with a 200 V6 and 350 TH.I didn't have any real issues except for the bolts I mentioned earlier.
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Thanks Guys. I Got The Headers For It, I Figured They Will Be A Bear. Did You Have Any Issues With The Radiator Fan Shroud. I'am Trying To Locate One In A Junkyard But Resources Are Limited Where I Live.
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I'm using a shroud but I don't remember where I got it.I will look at it tonight and see if I can remember.I hope you don't have the 3/4 length headers,those are the ones my buddy had all the probs with.I used full length and I had to wire them up in the approx location they would bolt in and didn't have any clearance issues of any kind.I used a 33" radiator from an old 76 Nova I used to have.It is a 3-core and even though it is larger than the mounting tray ,I just moved the rubber mounts outward and didn't have any issues.Also,I have an AC car and had no header problems.
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I looked and I think the shroud came from an 1986 Olds Parisiene with a 305 sbc.I have a v6 shroud from another Malibu and it has an extended tunnel stapled to it.If you take the staples out,it should be the correct depth for a v8. I don't know if it is wide enough for v8 radiator though.Hope this was of some help.
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thanks for the onfo it really saved me some time
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:26 AM
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Glad I could someone with something I've already fought with to save them the hassles
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