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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 01, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Whats the biggest v8 engine you can put in a 3rd gen firebird without doing major work like cutting stuff. When i say cutting, i mean if i just have to relocate battery thats cool but no cutting into things like firewall and moving mounts and crape like that. I am guessing 383ci. And does anyone have any recommandations on what type o crate engine i should place in my car keeping it street legal. I live in Virginia so laws her are funny.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 01, 06:16 PM
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If you can fit in a 350 you should be able to fit in any small block.

That means you could put in a 400 small block if you wanted, then you could stroke it to a 434 small block. Your wallet's contents are the limit!

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 01, 04:28 PM
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I know you can get a big block into a 3rd gen but do not know exactly how much extra effort it takes (I'm sure it would be tight, but don't think there would be any serious cutting or welding). I've seen conversion headers, but you wouldn't be truly street legal. I used to take my 84 to a particular gas station in Norfolk just down the road from the Naval base, never had any problems there.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 01, 01:55 AM
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my friend eric has a 502 in a 92 Firebird, he had to relocate the steering column piece that bolts the coupler thing to the steering box ,some exhaust work.And a few other things I dont know about, there was some shoehorning involved, but it fit. and is a cool sneaker car. you think its a 305 by the 5.0 badging but nope.


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