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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 05, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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69 Camaro convert 305 small block to 400 small block

i have a 69 camaro with a 305 small block. i found a 400 small block from a 1973 chevy truck and was wondering if i needed to mod anything to replace the 305 with the 400?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 05, 08:40 PM
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Re: 69 Camaro convert 305 small block to 400 small block

basically, no. Remember the 400 is externally balanced, you have to use the balancer and flexplkate that came with it. Everything will bolt in tho. Get ready for some serious torque!





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Re: 69 Camaro convert 305 small block to 400 small block

Jim is correct. Only problems I see is getting that smile off your face and replacing rear tires a lot. LOL

You may need to upgrade your radiator to a 3 or 4 core but otherwise it's drop-in.

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Re: 69 Camaro convert 305 small block to 400 small block

P0rch,

Ditto on what Doug says!

(Note: Doug owns a nice 406 himself. So he knows a little something about removing smile spasms from his face)

Might want to consider either freshening up the tranny in your ride or having an aftermarket one put in. I would also get some fresh rubber for the wheels. They are gonna hate you!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 05, 05:48 PM
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Re: 69 Camaro convert 305 small block to 400 small block

And don't forget to throw that boat anchor of a 305 in the lake when your done!
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