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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 09, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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small block big block front end conversion

What has to be done to the front end to convert a small block subframe build to a big block subframe. Just the springs? Motor mounts?
Current front end is setup for a small block with a Hotchkis TVS 2"drop, bilstein shocks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 09, 06:02 PM
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Re: small block big block front end conversion

Lots of things....springs, motor mount towers, tranny crossmember, fan shroud. 4 speed requires different shifter mounting bracket and linkage.

It's worth it, though!!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 09, 07:25 PM
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Re: small block big block front end conversion

I put a tall deck in my 81, had a 267. Bolt it in buddy! If your goin with tall covers...you'll need a 8 inch booster and cut your hood...lol.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 09, 08:00 PM
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Re: small block big block front end conversion

Do a search on this topic. You should find a ton of discussions on it. I know its been discussed at length many times in the past.


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Re: small block big block front end conversion

Classic Industries has a nice article on this subject as well:
http://www.classicindustries.com/con...rationTip&pt=1

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