Originally Posted by rollie715
I recently started a different thread about a 327 I was thinking of rebuilding, but the topic diverted to so many discussions, I figured I would start a new thread and try to stay focused on topic.
I'm considering building an engine for my 67 Camaro and am interested in a Vortec 350. I understand they came stock in something like 96-99 trucks.
One possibility is to acquire a complete engine/transmission/computer etc or a doner vehicle with low mileage that I can transplant the entire setup including the EFI into my car. I'm not sure I want to get that involved with wiring and fuel systems, but this approach would be very fuel efficient.
What I'm leaning towards, is to start with a basic vortec longblock, and then add my own aftermarket intake and carb.
In either case I need input on what cams to consider, or if I go carb, what intake manifolds should I look at. I have an existing Edelbrock 1406 carb I could use.
Will the Vortec need any motor mount adapters to bolt it in my 67?
I'm sure I will have more questions, but this should get the thread started.
If I was considering a setup for a complete swap that would be fuel efficient I would be all over a 5.3L LS. I would stay away from the factory vortec efi. I have never heard great things about the injection they use and its not cheap to modify. You would be better off swapping to a mpfi intake on it which once you start going down that road you would have been better off with the LS.