I own a 92 RS with the rather anemic 6 cyl MPI engine and 5 speed tranny. I recently acquired a strong 350 (some mild head work and balanced and blueprinted) with a single plane manifold and Edelbrock carb. I need some help with what I'm going to have to do to swap out the 6 cyl. for the 350. My main concern is what pieces will I need to get the tranny to mount to the new engine? Will I need a bigger radiator? I have the right engine mounts for the swap and that's about it. ANY help would be appreciated.
The bellhousing won't work, need a V8 bell. To use the trans a clutch disk with a V6 center and a V8 pad area needs to be made. Or get a V8 trans (input shafts are different).
Engine frame mounts need to be changed out for V8 ones. If you stay with an f-body 700R4 or a T5 then the driveshaft is the same. Not sure on the crossmember, GM was swapping stuff around on the '90-'92 models.
Thats the crucial bit of info I was looking for. Thanx for the help guys, you definately beat my local Chevy dealership for information. One other question though. Along with other parts and pieces I have a Buick 3.8 liter turbo system and a NOS set dry shot set up. Will the turbo system (with some minor plumbing mods) be a feasible accessory on my 3.1 liter V6? Which one of these routes is going to be a bigger nightmare in your opinions? Just thought I'd check out all my options before jumping in head first. Thanx.