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Old 02-01-2004, 03:13 PM
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Unhappy putting a chevy 350 into a 1979 pontiac firebird

i was wondering if there was a motor mount that i can buy to chance my pontiac 350 to a chevy 350. if so i would appreciate an answer and were i can get them.

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Old 02-01-2004, 03:17 PM
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i may be wrong but i believe the pontiac and chevy motors have the same mounts
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Old 02-01-2004, 03:20 PM
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I could be wrong but I think some of the 2nd gen. firebirds (not TA's) came with chevy motors from the factory. I know the 3rd gen's did.
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Old 02-01-2004, 03:34 PM
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so there you have it we have two not sures now we just need one more for confirmation
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I've got a 75 Firebird that has a 305 Chevy ,I just took the disk brakes off the front just a few hours ago. This engine came factory.
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Old 02-01-2004, 03:45 PM
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why a 305?
alot of the guys in here will tear you up and spit you out edit out the 305 and type in a 350
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ok if you feel better its a 406 roller

badknuckles a true blue Pontiac owner would have a hard time with putting the Chevy in anyway, not me I'm putting a 462 Chevy roller in my 65 GTO and pro streeting it, double no no hu?

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Old 02-01-2004, 04:06 PM
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that was a beautiful statement.
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the pontiac mounts aren`t the same, but all the F body`s came with the holes for the chevy mounts in the frame. just get mounts for a 79 camaro with a V8.
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Don't forget the transmission bolt pattern is different too
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Get motor mounts for a 79 camaro w/350. If you want solid motor mounts jegs and summit has them. If you want oem style rubber mounts do what I did and go to advance auto parts or somewhere. I think they where 14 bucks.
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Pontiac motors are heavier than Chevys. Get some similar-year Camaro or '75-'79 Nova V8 front springs. Use engine mount plates from the same cars to connect the motor to the rubber mounts.
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