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  1. My First Engine Swap!

    Hotrodding Basics
    Alright so I'm gonna start you guys with the basics of my car before hitting y'all with questions: I have a 1970 Buick Skylark. The Skylark is already swapped with a Chevy 350, meaning it already has the chevy bolt pattern at the transmission. I am NOT going for a period correct motor, as...
  2. 1975 Nova Rear End Swap

    Transmission - Rearend
    Hello All, I am new to the group. I have a 1975 Nova 4 door 6 cylinder. I am LS swapping the car, and wanted to beef up the rear end. A buddy of mine has a rear end out of a 1986 Trans Am, and I am wondering if I could make that work? Is mid 80's gm rear end's compatible with 4th gen Nova's...
  3. swap a vortec engine to a 5.7 TBI

    Modern Electronic Engines
    I have a 1995 350 5.7 TBI and I want to put it into a 1997 GMC 1500 Truck that had a Vortec engine. Will it be a compatible swap?
  4. Roller cam swap

    I have a 1990 1 piece rear seal sbc 350 in my 78 GMC truck that I built. Before you say that my block should be machined for OEM roller lifters and I won't have to retro fit, IT IS NOT. I have checked it many times. I'm going to swap the current solid flat tappet cam (Comp XS256S) to a Comp...
  5. First Engine Swap, First Post - Pontiac 350

    Hello! I'm planning on doing my first engine swap in the next couple of weeks and want to get some advice/info on the used Pontiac 350 engine. It came out of a 1974 Lemans. The PO said it was a running/functional/unmolested engine that has never been cracked open before. I am swapping it into a...
  6. 327 to a 454 in a 65' ELCO

    Hotrodding Basics
    :thumbup:I found a good used 454 that cranked up on a stand and saw it ran with my own eyes. Sounded as if it had an aftermarket cam: He claimed it did before we met, and I could see the stock intake had been replaced for a performer rpm, guy also claimed it had been bored .60 over This is my...
  7. I just want to: install a 5.3 vortec into my 1996 1500

    Hotrodding Basics
    I wish it were that easy. I am looking for advice on what I may run into when I try this. I like the HP and torque of the 5.3 vortec. I have one in my 2004 tahoe and love it. I figure it is a good starting point to get my ole truck up and running a little better. Any thoughts, suggestions or...
  8. 1963 Lincoln Drivetrain Choices?

    Hotrodding Basics
    I have an opportunity to acquire a 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible. The original MEL 430 is long gone, but the turbo-drive Cruise-o-Matic variant is still there. I'm looking for a smooth, dead-reliable engine with good parts availability and easy maintenance. Something I can...
  9. Lm1 350

    Hotrodding Basics
    Hello! I Just made an account for this form and cant wait to hear from all of you. My friend is redoing a 1981 Camaro Z28 and removing his LM1 350 "original" and I have the chance to pick it up. I am looking for a shell of a car and wondering what this engine would be a good fit for, will it fit...
  10. Events in FL

    Hotrodders' Lounge
    Hi guys I need some help from you. My hot rod buddy is on his last stretch and i was thinking that a trip to the US would be a good idea. No one knows how much time he has left. Anyways, i thought Florida was a good place to start and the plan is to go in June or July. Not really decided...
  11. 79 Camaro saginaw to muncie

    Transmission - Rearend
    Im getting a Muncie M20 or M21 this week. The transmission in it now is a Saginaw 4 speed with an 11" clutch. I was wondering if anyone could give me any steps on how to remove and install the transmission (I do not have a lift). I have a summit racing 4 speed shifter in the box new for the...
  12. 4.3 to a 5.7 swap

    Hey, i have a 94 gmc 1500 sierra that currently has a 4.3, my friend just removed his 5.7 from a 95 silverado i was wondering would i need his computer and wiring also to make it work? what else would i have to change? i know mounts are different, also i was looking to rebuild that 5.7 before...
  13. buick skylark 350 chevy swap but tranny?

    Transmission - Rearend
    hey i have a 72 skylark and not a fan of the 350 in it and already have a juicy chevy 350 to put in. motor mounts are ant a problem but the tranny is where i need a little help. i read on here somewhere that you can get an adapotor for the chev 350 to the stock buick tranny? is this true or am i...
  14. 1971 Nova

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    I have a 71 Nova which is very nice, southern rust free body. It has an old tired 350 and a 4 speed. My plan: I have a new crate engine to put in which dynoed at 421 hp and 422 ft lbs of torque. I am also swapping in a 700R4 trans. The rear is a 3.73 posi which is also new along with all the...
  15. V10 Engine Swap

    Hotrodding Basics
    A gentleman brought a badly damaged 98 dodge viper to my shop for repair. The hood was wrecked, the body noticeably out of true, and all of the driveline but the V10 trashed. I told him it was barely worth parts. He signed the title over immediately and left. I took what I could and junked the...
  16. Welcome me!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello fellow Hot Rodders! My name is Derek and i came to this site seeking information on how to conveniently swap a 1970 302 into a 1990 ranger, i've read the threads, but still am looking for a more simplified "list" So...Ill be doing some more research, starting my own Subject, and keeping up...
  17. dodge to ford engine swap

    I have a dodge 318 and I was wondering how much trouble it would be to put it into my 1992 1 ton ford. I appreciate any input I can get thanks.