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Old April 12th, 2004, 08:07 AM
Nuke_wanger Nuke_wanger is offline
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Default Misc. pointers for swapping in an SBC or BBC cheaply-

Looks like I might have a oppurtunity to pick up a Chevy 350 with a 400 turbo at a reasonable price. I was hoping anyone with experience with a swap like this to let me in on the do's and don'ts and what all is needed to get it in. I assume I would need to fab new mounts and a new / modified shaft to the transfer case, but what else do I need to plan for?
Old April 12th, 2004, 09:27 AM
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A way to mount the t-case shifters and e-brake handle. They are mounted to the bellhousing trans on stock trucks.
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Old April 12th, 2004, 09:31 AM
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Make sure to put the jackshaft in. I had a turbo 350 in mine with no jackshaft (just a u-joint) and it caused the case to tranny to split.
It's pretty straight forward. You can use motor mounts from a 1970 truck with the V-8 and they'll bolt to the frame horns, but you'll have to beat a dent in the firewall to fit the passenger side head of your v-8. Then make a mount for the turbo 400. The biggest headache you're gonna have is finding a hose for your water intake that will clear the fan. If you want to use electric fans then it's a breeze. Your stock radiator will be right on the line as far as keeping the 350 cool. Some do, some don't. I know mine would until I ran it on the highway in summer for over 10 minutes at top speed.

Good luck and let us know if you run into any problems.
Old April 12th, 2004, 04:56 PM
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Iam no expert here brian but Ive seen 2 427's...Spicer's and Joe/IA's...and a ford what ever(Found on road dead) in 2 different trucks with no smashing...Humm

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