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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby markmitch » March 23rd 2013, 5:03pm

You forgot about the exhaust Y pipe from a V8 truck
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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby aztec1987 » March 24th 2013, 3:26am

chevymaher wrote:Now that you expecting the worst. Will luck yours will go smoothly. Getting the swap verified I mean. It can be a nightmare. Even a smooth swap smog is aggravating. Now your ready for it. Just keep pushing and jumping their hoops with a smile. You will get there.
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Now I am in a crossroad if to rebuild the engine or do the swap. Right now the heads are cracked in the van but it is still pushing through right now. In my eight digit in the vin # it has a "Z" so lets see what engine it has. Right now I am also looking for a 63-65 Impala SS for another project car to start on as well.
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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby chevymaher » March 24th 2013, 3:35am

aztec1987 wrote: Right now I am also looking for a 63-65 Impala SS for another project car to start on as well.


Get a 63 I love those. I had 2 at one time. I ain't biased or anything.
Here a 62 Impala at my local gas station. Notice how everybody around here likes them cams that wont pass smog or idle very long? Freedom is a great thing. Being a hillbilly has its perks.

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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby aztec1987 » March 24th 2013, 3:48am

chevymaher wrote:
aztec1987 wrote: Right now I am also looking for a 63-65 Impala SS for another project car to start on as well.


Get a 63 I love those. I had 2 at one time. I ain't biased or anything.
Here a 62 Impala at my local gas station. Notice how everybody around here likes them cams that wont pass smog or idle very long? Freedom is a great thing. Being a hillbilly has its perks.


True, I am wanting to get a 63 but the ones that they sale here in California are all sold almost looking like scrap metal in which they want about 4K for it. I am willing to pay 5 at least for a descent looking one and running. I don't care if it has a run down engine. Just as long I get my hands one. I plan to do a swapped engine to it and as well throw some pearl pain. I want it to look shinny and at the same time have a 350 or 452 crate under the hook with 3.5" flowmasters, I know that I wont have to do a smog on it since its a uncontrolled care
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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby chevymaher » March 24th 2013, 3:53am

I paid a fortune for that raggety 68 chevelle I got. Nice old cars are literally a fortune in running shape even if they are junk.
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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby aztec1987 » March 24th 2013, 4:03am

chevymaher wrote:I paid a fortune for that raggety 68 chevelle I got. Nice old cars are literally a fortune in running shape even if they are junk.

Yeah, I want a Chevelle too! Just starting out with the Impala I know I am going to change the rotors, calipers, trans, motor, and etc. A friend of mine is selling me a 62 Biscayne but I want to get a 63,64, or 65
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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby markmitch » March 25th 2013, 12:21pm

check this site out - all kinds of old cars http://ctcautoranch.com/index.html
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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby aztec1987 » March 26th 2013, 3:19am

markmitch wrote:check this site out - all kinds of old cars http://ctcautoranch.com/index.html

Wow! They got the 64SS by it will be a lot of work! I just gotta save up and find a way to bring it here to LA!
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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby redfury » March 26th 2013, 12:59pm

chevymaher wrote:I paid a fortune for that raggety 68 chevelle I got. Nice old cars are literally a fortune in running shape even if they are junk.


Which is why there are so many people fixing up the station wagon versions of those cars...though even the SW's are getting up there in price.

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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby chevymaher » March 26th 2013, 1:25pm

redfury wrote:
chevymaher wrote:I paid a fortune for that raggety 68 chevelle I got. Nice old cars are literally a fortune in running shape even if they are junk.


Which is why there are so many people fixing up the station wagon versions of those cars...though even the SW's are getting up there in price.

Man I miss my old 65 Fury....

Mine ran when I got it. I flogged and beat its original 307. I was a wheel spin monster.Skinny ply tires smoke easy. No balls but it had torque.
I had the dash redone looking like new. Primer SS hood correct color and striping when I got it :bouncy: . Looked decent from where I sat. I drove its raggety azz around every once in a while in town. While the true SS was restored and sold.

Then I took it apart to restore it. NEVER TO BE DRIVEN AGAIN.

These cars are a money pit. You have to really love them to go through all the time and money required to restore them correctly. Thing gonna end up costing as much as my house for petes sake. All that just to tool along in my golden years in my high school car on the weekends.
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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby gypodog99 » April 18th 2013, 9:04pm

will a v8 go in a all wheel drive 92 astro awd tbi i like to put a small block chevy in it its got 200.000 on the clock geting tired do use the same rear end in it and a bigger rad
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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby icebrrg3rd » April 19th 2013, 3:23pm

Yes, a V-8 can go in an AWD (there are examples here on the site) BUT not as easily as in a RWD. The oil pan needs to be modified for the front axle, and I think the motor mounts are different than the RWD version, plus the AWD ones are currently unavailable (IIRC). See if some of the V-8 AWD crew will sound off...

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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby subaruluv » August 24th 2013, 10:53pm

Wow this helps a lot


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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby rockstar627 » July 12th 2015, 11:56pm

I happen to have a 89 astro as a parts van...
Its all there including the running boards and all the rust that goes with it...

Tell me about the heavy duty radiator you mentioned... Is it only in the 89?
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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby XDATonythenoob » June 21st 2017, 4:39am

Question. I have a 92 astro EXT stock with the 262. I owned a 97 C1500 with a 305 Vortec with a shift kit and it ran like a cheetah on cocaine . Would it be possible to swap the 262 with a 305? Seeing that the 262 is a 350 - V2 and a 305 is smaller than a 350. Would this be possible? If so, what problems shall I expect? I don't plan on cutting anything on the 92 but make attachments so the 305 can fit. That being stock wire extensions so that wires can reach their appropriate location.
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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby icebrrg3rd » June 21st 2017, 5:38pm

You should start your own build thread, you might get more eyes on it, plus you can continue the thread as you do your swap.

And as for your questions, the 305 will physically go in, I just put a 305 in mine. As for the other aspects, your '92 is probably a TBI and the '97 Vortec is probably not, so you will have to either upgrade your van to the higher pressure fuel system or get TBI parts from an earlier year V-8. And the computer for whichever one you run. And you do have to extend some wires (at least I had to). Also, your transmission most likely is pre-electronic, later computers might be looking for info from the transmission and yours won't communicate.

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Re: V8 SWAP LIST

Postby XDATonythenoob » Yesterday, 1:56pm

icebrrg3rd wrote:You should start your own build thread, you might get more eyes on it, plus you can continue the thread as you do your swap.

And as for your questions, the 305 will physically go in, I just put a 305 in mine. As for the other aspects, your '92 is probably a TBI and the '97 Vortec is probably not, so you will have to either upgrade your van to the higher pressure fuel system or get TBI parts from an earlier year V-8. And the computer for whichever one you run. And you do have to extend some wires (at least I had to). Also, your transmission most likely is pre-electronic, later computers might be looking for info from the transmission and yours won't communicate.

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Yes. The van is a TBI with a TH700 if in not mistaken. But have considered replacing with a 4L60-E to install a shift kit as well. considering replacing wire harness as well due to it's age and thinking of how damaged the wires might actually be as well
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