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Old 12-06-2003, 08:32 PM
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swapping SB for BB in 1st gen Camaro

Can anyone tell me what I need for pullys, brackets etc. as well as heater box issues when swapping a BB in a 1st gen Camaro ? any help would be greatly appreciatedsmash:

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Should bolt right in, as they were an option. You will need the proper alternator, PS brackets and frame mounts are slightly narrower. Exhaust will also be a factor.
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Heavier front springs will keep ride height normal and keep it on the road better.
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The frame mount towers are different.All the brackets are different. Exhaust is different. a little rewiring will have to be done.The radiator is different. The heater box is different. D and R Camaro has a heater kit for 90 something dollars. HTH

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You can install the big block without changing the heater core but you have to be VERY careful as the rear of the head is close to the outlet and you usually get into trouble while trying to wiggle the engine down into the mounts. I had a 69 Z-28 and many different engine combos in it both big and small block. The proper pulleys and brackets are getting hard to find and spendy.
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It is no fun to be showing of and torque the engine up and break the heater inlet that is close to the head, when for $90 bucks it can be done right and thats with a new heater core.

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