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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 01, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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I bought a 1984 camaro 2 years ago with a susposedly rebuilt motor. It contained a little v6 2.8 liter, after racing some one down the bypass, I noticed sort of a mean sound, thinking it was exaust I kept on it on my way out of town. 2 miles down the road a friend in the car began to asure me it was just exaust and that the motor was fine, with his assurance I put her to the rugs, and the engine made one the largest sounds I've ever heard in my life,(with a feel like the motor literally busted motor mounts) as I watched my oil pressure gauge drop to 0 and a my RPM gauge to a complete 0, with lots of blue smoke rolling out. In the past I have had alot of problems with the starter, and also had a slight knock ever since I bought the car. I was wondering if anyone knows from past expierences what went wrong with this beastly v-6, I don't have the time to disect it, I have a built 327 in the shop just waiting to be dropped into it, seeing as in 84 they ran 700-r4 trannys in all models and it will bolt up, just need a new bellhousing.
A very reliable source told me it was the crank shaft, but how ever I believe that it was a rod, or perhaps a wrist pin let, I"m not sure just was hoping some one would have a comment upon this occurance. This is bothering the heck out of me, with school and work I just want to know what happened but I don't have the time to tear down the block, find the problem, and then take a sludge to the block after unbolting the tranny.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 01, 09:39 AM
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Hmmmmm..... "Mean sound" followed by "large noise" and no oil pressure!!! IMHO you tossed a rod!!

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 01, 09:53 AM
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Sounds like a rod to me too.

By the way, "beastly" and "v-6" arent normally used in the same sentence

Just giving you a hard time.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 01, 01:15 PM
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If I am not mistaken, the trans in the car has a one piece bellhousing and you will not be able to change the bellhousing, you will need a complete tranny. A good t350 will do the trick.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 01, 01:50 PM
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I beleave most six cylinder cars with 700r4's had the dual pattern bellhousing, so your 327 should fit fine.

As far as the motor goes loud noises usaully mean the end of the line. You could drain the oil and see how many chunks of metal come out.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 01, 03:02 PM
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The 2.8 Trans is a totally different bolt pattern than the V-8s You will have to get another trans in order to install the V-8
Also, depending on where you live....this swap is illegal as far as emmisions regulations go. If you have to pass the IM240 test, you will not make it. In Maryland, and most other states as far as I know, you cannot do this type of swap and still passs the visual part of the emmisions test.
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