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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 05, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question 454 swap

i wanna swap a 454 into an 85 iroc camaro. any thing wrong with this idea?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 05, 06:56 PM
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Re: 454 swap

It is harder to cool, the motor is heavier, and requires different springs. What motor do you have ? If it's a V-6 you will need a different transmission and you will destroy the stock rear axle. Build a 383 small block for it. You can chech with these guy's: http://www.thirdgen.org.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 05, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 454 swap

its an 85 iroc z28 it had a 400 small block in it and a 4 speed auto. i have a 78 454 out of a truck 2 bolt main. i assumed i would have to change the brakes and suspension and some other things. i was just wondering if the 454 would bolt in.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 05, 10:23 AM
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Re: 454 swap

Yes, it can be done. Take a look here :

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=63665

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Re: 454 swap

hey, thanks alot.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 05, 03:39 PM
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Re: 454 swap

I saw one of those at a show last week, an 83 I think...no hood, the aircleaner was about 4" above the base of the windshield. I don't know how he got those headers in there... darned thing filled that engine bay, width, length, and height!





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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 05, 04:32 PM
 
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And I doubt if your 4-speed automatic will hold a mildly built 454/468 motor for very long unless it has been worked over too.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 05, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 454 swap

a built th400 or 700r4 would handle 400 to 500 horse. i was thinking about getting one from B/M.
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