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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 01, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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hi i just recently got a chevy 305 and am putting it in my 1984 cutlass calais. I know it isnt a chevy, but i was wondering what i would need for this swap. I have the adapter for my b.o.p 350 trans and was wondering if it would fit in the stock motor mounts, because basically it is the same car as a monte carlo. Also if i used hedders for a monte carlo, would they fit? any replies are helpful. Thanks
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 01, 11:09 AM
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By 84 most olds-pont-buick cars where chevy powered so the swap should be easy. Some cars still used the olds 307 but where uncomon by the mid 80's. Just check the under hood sticker on the radiator core support, it should tell you the size and make of the original engine.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 01, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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it has original engine and it is a 307 oldsmobile
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 01, 02:06 PM
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You'll need frame mounts from a chevy engined g-body (monte carlo, cutlass, etc). Monte carlo headers will fit also.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 01, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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thanks travis, i should get a new engine wiring harness too right? The starter will be on the other side than what it is on the olds.
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You could snag the wiring harness from another car, but there isnt that much difference between the chevy and the olds...a little shortening here and lengthening there and your set.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 01, 01:12 AM
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Most Olds have a spot on either side to mount the batt. Just move the wiring over to the other side maybe with a little modification. Change out the frame mounts and go. There may be some small things that you'll have to change but it will be minor.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 01, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for all of your help guys, i appreciate it since we aren't talking about a camaro here
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