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Old 01-24-2009, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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84 Pickup V8 swap

What up all. Im working on a chevy v8 install in my 84 toyota pickup. Tuned port 350 out of an ~89-ish trans am. Turbo 400 trans, built NP 241 t-case. Engine, trans, t-case are all bolted in after fabbing up a sweet (IMO) crossmember, and motor mounts. Im wondering if anybody can give me some advice about their experience with exhaust manifolds/headers with this swap. The stock driver side manifold is in a good position for mating up a downpipe and exhaust piping, but the passenger side manifold dumps pretty much on top of the frame rail. I think i could fab a pretty crazy series of bends to get around it, but dont like that option. Ive heard of "block hugger" headers (such as from NWOR) but wonder if anybody has any experience with those. Also, somebody recommended LS-1 (Camaro) manifolds. Anybody used 'em? I will eventually choose something, but if somebody else has figured a good option for this setup, im looking for ideas. (Oh, and anybody can throw in their 2c about radiators too...) Thanks.

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im using ebay block huggers. they work. i used some 90's to bring the exhaust back right under the motor. info is at my site.
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Certainly this topic has never been covered before

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What up all. Im working on a chevy v8 install in my 84 toyota pickup. Tuned port 350 out of an ~89-ish trans am. Turbo 400 trans, built NP 241 t-case. Engine, trans, t-case are all bolted in after fabbing up a sweet (IMO) crossmember, and motor mounts. Im wondering if anybody can give me some advice about their experience with exhaust manifolds/headers with this swap. The stock driver side manifold is in a good position for mating up a downpipe and exhaust piping, but the passenger side manifold dumps pretty much on top of the frame rail. I think i could fab a pretty crazy series of bends to get around it, but dont like that option. Ive heard of "block hugger" headers (such as from NWOR) but wonder if anybody has any experience with those. Also, somebody recommended LS-1 (Camaro) manifolds. Anybody used 'em? I will eventually choose something, but if somebody else has figured a good option for this setup, im looking for ideas. (Oh, and anybody can throw in their 2c about radiators too...) Thanks.

Intend to post a pretty in-depth photo history with descriptions eventually. Been keeping a pretty good log of the progress...

I WILL FINISH BEFORE LEFT HAND CANYON RE-OPENS GDMF!!!
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I have an 83 just got it running and put the 350 in with a very slight tilt. can't even tell unles I point it out. It clears with a hair to spare. been out and twisted it and jumped on it and no problem. By the way that is a volvo radiator fits good , I have a 3 in body lift and the radiator fits uner the radiator support and sits on the bumper lift blocks sitting on their sides welded to the front cross member with the volvo rubbers sitting on top of them. P.m. if you want to know more. hope that helps
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LS1s have splayed ports. Like a SB ford
Maybe LT1s. ?
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