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1963 Chevy Impala Engine Swap

 
phillipw0083
I love my Chevy Chevette!
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Posted: 11/19/08 01:35 PM

Hey Folks, I wanted to know if and can I swap a 1996 corvette transmission and motor into my 1963 Chevy impala or if you have a better engine swap give me some tips. Please  

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55Guy
Big Block power for the win
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Posted: 11/20/08 07:34 AM

The motor will swap in with no problems, the trans though, you'lll need to get an aftermarket crossmemeber kit to properly mount the trans. The '96 Corvette block still has the front block engine mount points like the early small blocks.

Honestly though, I'd recommend going with a good 383 for your Impala that makes a lot of torque, on the trans side, for any latemodel trans (stick or automatic) you'll need to get a crossmember kit form someone like Late Great Chevy.  

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phillipw0083
I love my Chevy Chevette!
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Posted: 11/20/08 11:46 AM

Yeah, That sounds great but I really wanted to convert the motor to a fuel injection system. Any thoughts on how to do this  with a motor and transmission swap. Any particular vehicle would work??  

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