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Anyone running a BOP motor? engine mount question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Alright heres how it is, my dad has a 1969 Firebird, nice car, motor is crap. I have a 400 Pontiac motor for it but I need heads and time and money to make that setup work well. I have lots of 350s sitting around, so I want to put one of my Chevy 350s in a BOP car. I'm wondering what guys did to put a BOP motor in a Chevy vehicle. A friend turned me on to the idea of just making new engine mounts instead of hacking the frame mounts off and moving them. I really really don't in fact won't do that. I'd feel horrible doing ti and someday I will build a nice Pontiac motor to go back in it.
     
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    Aren't they riveted on? You could remove them, get Camaro mounts and bolt them in with grade 8 stuff. Then put the Pontiac ones back later. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    hmmm I haven't really looked into it, I guess maybe I could do that.
     
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    i've got a few sets of Pontiac heads laying around. if all you need is heads for the Poncho motor, i suppose i could let a set go. PM me if interested.
     
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    SACRILEGE (sp?)
     
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    You will also need the adapter for the trans. If original, it will not be the universal pattern.

    The fuel lines will need to be rerouted, the distributers are on opposite sides I believe, and the radiater hoses are opposite.

    Not really a change nothing swap.
     
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    yeah well enginge bay is crap right now, ignition will be MSD stuff so none of that is a worry. Trans is a Muncie M21, just need to throw a Chevy Bellhousing on it.
     

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