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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 09, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello there guys i was told thats a 327 small block will go into my 98 camaro without many changes. transmission and drive shaft all i would have to change is the fuel lines...can u guys give me some insight on this?
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Hello there guys i was told thats a 327 small block will go into my 98 camaro without many changes. transmission and drive shaft all i would have to change is the fuel lines...can u guys give me some insight on this?
......I don't know if those V6 frame mounts are gonna work with that 327??

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You are going to have to change ALOT more than fuel lines. I believe 98 was the first year of the LS1. That engine is totally different, and everything is computer controlled. The 327 stopped being made in 1969, and never had a computer. If the car was a V-6 even the transmission must be changed. Someone is feeding you some BS.

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You are going to have to change ALOT more than fuel lines. I believe 98 was the first year of the LS1. That engine is totally different, and everything is computer controlled. The 327 stopped being made in 1969, and never had a computer. If the car was a V-6 even the transmission must be changed. Someone is feeding you some BS.
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Well, what engine is in your Camaro now? I think the newer 5.3L LS-series engine should be "close" to drop-in for an LS1, but technically, it is a 325, not a 327, plus, it's a crappier engine than the 5.7L LS1.

I'd think anything other than that swap would be a lot of work and not worth the energy. Probably a lot easier with 93-97 F-body which used the LT1, but still not worth the effort (and I LIKE the 327)....
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sub frame has to be pulled out to drop an old style motor in and everything is diffrerent..trans, fuel lines, mounts...
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Aren't these new engines like 325" and 347"??

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i have a v6 3.8 well the shops told me that the gaskets are blown n they keep saying get a rebuild engine or a new engine...but the engine is rebuilt already with 60k miles on it...exhaust was blowing out of the radiator also he said the oil pan was over full..it blows out blue smoke no heat..its over heating when ran too long he also told me it ran better with new spark plugs n it thats why im wondering why do they keep telling me the engine is no good...why cant i just replace the gaskets? its not knocking either.
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V-6's are notorius for blowing head or intake gaskets. He has no idea if your main bearings etc. are going to go, because of water in the oil. If I was in his position, I would say the same thing. If he fixed the gaskets, which will cost you a bunch, and then the main bearings went out in a week, How happy would you be ? Now he has to rebuild it, at who's cost ? YOURS... aren't you going to be po'd. Put a new GM crate engine (v-6) in it, and be done with it.

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yea im lookin for a new 1 but wat website
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yea im lookin for a new 1 but wat website
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