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Old 10-26-2011, 09:44 AM   #1
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'81 I6 to 302 V8 swap

I have a 1981 inline 6 that im going to take out and replace with a 302 from an 87. This is my first project so Im not sure what all I need to do the swap. Can I get some advice?
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thats not a very common motor.its hard to find info on it.anyways things that come to mind are.
motor mounts.
transmission and/or bellhousing
driveshaft length.
fuel lines
if the motor is from an 87 you will need to convert it carb or convert your car to work w/ the fuel injection (ecm, o2 sensors, maf sensors etc.)
here is a link to v8 upgrades.it doesnt cover your swap specifically but swaps in general

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Ok, thanks. And yes Im going to do the fuel injection.
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Ok, thanks. And yes Im going to do the fuel injection.
sweet.sorry i couldnt give you specifics.that sounds like a fun build.im sure it will take some trial and error.be patient take your time and youll get it.
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