got a v6 with blown motor????
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01-15-2007, 03:25 PM #1
got a v6 with blown motor????
ok fellas i picked up a 95 v6 with hard top no power etc etc.
i have done the research 4 the efi v8 swap ,so anyways i have a first gen 350 that is carbed and i thought this might be the cheaper way to go to make this a strip car for my nephew! what i was wanting to know is,
can i adapt the front suspension to this motor etc will it work would you advise it etc
i already have plans to throw in a spool in the rear end do axles when they break and put a t350 and beef up the rear suspension and subframes etc!
any recomendations i would really like to hear from you guys that really know something about do this kind of a project
my nephews project he will be part of this build also he is 15 this will be a cool project for him
Last edited by EXTREME2.8; 01-15-2007 at 03:30 PM.
01-15-2007, 04:40 PM #2
Never heard of swapping a 1st gen motor into a 4th gen before but I'm sure it can be done. Will probably need some modification and fabrication. I would think going with an LT1 would be practical.
01-15-2007, 04:51 PM #3
01-15-2007, 05:29 PM #4
That's understandable, I'm just saying have fun with all the tedious fabrication that will probably be required for the swap.
01-15-2007, 07:32 PM #5
Well, you're dealing with a motor that has identical external dimensions as an LT1 motor, so not much has to be done. The two big issues you have to tackle (and they arent that big).. is motor mounts and cowl clearance for a standard type small block chevy distributor. The LT1 uses a unique type of motor mount, that is not the same as gen 1 small block. I'm sure someone has modified a stocker, and most aftermarket K member manufacturers offer an option for standard SBC motor mounts. As far as the distributor, you may have to slightly notch the cowl area to clear everything. You'll need a radiator that isnt from an LT1 car (they have the inlet/outlet placed differently than SBC would). Not sure on headers, you may find some to fit the chassis, or you could just use LT1 headers, just make sure your ports line up ok.
There's nothing tedious about any of the fabrication required here.
01-16-2007, 05:17 PM #6
5.0this thanks for the input,
i was cosidering the crank trigger route because i really didnt want to hack the cowl all up but if so,so be it.
the k member is my only concern really, if needed i could replace it. will the
v6 member work? i also didnt want the motor sitting to far up in the air either, im assuming that the aftermarket k member are high$$$
would the best option be to just put a v8 member in it?
hey thanks once again
01-17-2007, 01:00 AM #7
K members... aftermarket units are typically 300-400$. I'm sure you could adapt a small block chevy style motor mount to the k member you have, or to a stock V8 K member (which could be bought fairly cheap). A welder and some fabrication skills go a long way . Both of these issues wouldnt be a big hurdle though IMO...
01-18-2007, 06:43 PM #8
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