Author Topic: DROPPING A BIG BLOCK INTO TRUCK 72-79 ?  (Read 146 times)

Offline CUDA8U

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DROPPING A BIG BLOCK INTO TRUCK 72-79 ?
« on: May 30, 2017 - 10:34:03 pm »
 how big of a deal is it to do this and what's involved? Motor/trans mounts? Obviously a rad upgrade,how about front springs? Any clearance issues? I am considering a stepside short box and dropping a 600hp BB in it and clean up on some of these chevies and fords around here. Any advice would be appreciated :ylsuper:




Offline 69bcuda

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Re: DROPPING A BIG BLOCK INTO TRUCK 72-79 ?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017 - 10:01:59 am »
There was all kinds of room in the AW/PW 100s for engine work. Not sure about the Ds. Oil pan and pickup could be an issue.

My 440 Trailduster had this three core in it.................

 

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Re: DROPPING A BIG BLOCK INTO TRUCK 72-79 ?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017 - 05:12:13 pm »
Motor mounts, oil pan & pickup, transmission, radiator. Standard engine swap stuff.

Springs, meh, depends. The big block will sit it down a bit compared to a small block but IMO, ride won't suffer. Handling absolutely will.