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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 01, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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i have a few questions about swapping my 396 into my 71 camaro. 1st. can i use standard motor mounts or do i need to offset like the 67-69's? 2nd. i want to change to HEI, what do i need to do to convert? 3rd.will my stock springs support the weight(is a 350 car)?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 01, 03:56 AM
 
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I have a 68 that I put a 396 into, I needed to change the motor mounts as well as the springs. The springs are of course the handle the extra weight and I was told you need to change mounts to make sure that everything lines up and is on the right angle. Good luck.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 01, 04:46 AM
 
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I'm starting the same thing on a 70 SS. Just dropped the heads off to be worked. I concur, springs and big block motor mounts needed. You might check ebay for HEI. I found one for 200 complete. May need to change radiator to 4 core as well.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 01, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the replies. i already have the HEI i just don't know how to wire it.Also wanted to know if anyone has any suggestions on jerking the old heater/a.c. unit and installing just a heater core unit? the oldone doesn't work at all.


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