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what all would i have to do if i wanted to put a 454 big block in my 1989 chevy caprice.it now has a 4.3 in it?

its my toy car. i want to put 22-24 inch rims on it and lower it.. restore it etc. i want to make it into an SS as much as possible... or would it be better to buy a good 350? and would my 350r transmission bolt up to a 454? would i have to change out the springs, transmission, and rear end?

Asked By: - 8/28/2011
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The 454 would bolt up your 350thm transmission, but you may have to deal with hood clearance and suspension issues, as well as do some custom fabrication. That 454 weighs a lot more then that 4.3 v6 does as well. Another issue is that the 350thm transmission is a little light of duty stock to properly hold up to that... More
Answered By: Joshua - 8/28/2011
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everything you mentioned and more it s a lot of work and some fabrication too and theTH 350 will not bolt to the big block you will need a turbo400 i would go 350/350 if you have to have the v8 its still a good amount of work but not as bad as the BB good luck
Answered By: ? - 8/28/2011
 
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