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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 06, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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I am swapping in a 350 into a 327 car. The car is a 68 RS. Do I need to swap in different front coil springs?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 06, 09:56 AM
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Re: motor swap

Nope. For all practical purposes they weight about the same.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 06, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Re: motor swap

The motor is a 77 350. I kinda figured that would be a heavier motor by 100 to 200lbs more but I was not certain.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 06, 07:48 PM
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Re: motor swap

No they use the same block and pretty much the same heads.
Stock springs and antiroll bars are not the best way to go however. Todays tires stick better and overstress the stock suspension if you try to corner hard.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 06, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Re: motor swap

Thanks guys. Much appreciated!!

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