Big block swap

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  1. Bonez91

    Bonez91 New Member

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    Ok dont know if this is the right spot but here goes. I have a 97 cobra got into an accident and totaled it. Im doing a 545cid swap(460 swap). Has anyone ever tackled this before? i just want to know any wrong turns someone has made on this type of project to keep from going down the same road. Btw its not whether i should or should not do this, it is an im doing it just want some pointers before I start type post
     
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    I don't have any advice to give but please post pics and updates. This will be cool to see unfold, everyone loves a good resurrection build!
     
  3. lwarrior1016

    lwarrior1016 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Plenty of pictures! Document all the work and make a build thread. Are you planning to keep your fuel injections or go carbed? I think a fuel injected big block would be pretty cool. I've never done it but you would have to address engine mounts, trans mounts, you would have to get a big block trans, and then find driveshaft length. It shouldn't be too difficult to accomplish. You'll have to make brackets for power steering and a/c.
     
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    I will make a build thread. My plans are to do dual blow through carbs with twin turbos. Im doin a power glide trans. Prolly will be a custom made rear end. the front suspension was why the car was totaled (got pushed into a curb). So the whole front suspension will be changed ...well the front and back... its going to be a beast pretty much a tube chassis drag car to go pick up the kids from school/go to sonic for a sweet tea
     
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    Oh and ive found a website that specializes in big block swaps for motor mounts and possibility of headers... and whos needs power steering and ac lol
     
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    Nobody needs power steering of power breaks but EVERYONE needs a/c lol. That's how mine will be, I have to have my a/c.
     
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    2/65 ac lol
     
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    This will be too cool! Im all eye's watching this one! What hp level is planned?
     
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    My goal is 1500 whp if i get more so be it but at least 1500
     
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    Dont be judgmental shes under surgery right now[​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
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    If your going tube chassis, then your probably going into some pretty unusual territory for most. I have desires to eventually back half my 99, but income levels need to increase. Lol
     
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    I hear you there it will be a slow process but I have built a back half in a truck with lots of tubing so im just gunna measure then measure again then prolly again before i even think about welding lol
     
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    Lol. Yep, pretty much what i plan on. Ive been thinking of a S&W race cars 4 link backhalf kits... But if go that far in depth, it'll probably be a track only car.
     
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    Four links are easy to build as long as you can figure out simple geometry