QUOTE(Mitch Reese @ Mar 8 2011, 09:05 PM)
I'm probably opening a can of worms by asking for opinions, thoughts, warnings, but here goes..
I have the 1988 Metalic Black Firebird with a 2.8, 5-Speed manual, and 66,000 original miles. I want a V8, and was thinking about selling it, dropping in a 305 or 350, or trading in to an outfit that has a F-Body V8 manual shift.
Sooo..... Besides swaping the motor, exhaust, computer, and posibly motor mounts, what are some of the other items, cautions, concerns with doing a swap like this?
I'd appreciate CONSTRUCTIVE comments and feed back.Mitch's 1988 Firebird
transmission... I think you can get away with just changing the bell housing, but you would have to drive like you've got miss daisy in that car keep from tearing up a T5 from a V6.
you'll also have to change the front springs, the V8 is o much heavier, you'll need something stronger up there.
In my opinion, it's not worth the swap unless you are emotionall attached to that particular car. It's much easier to just sell that car and buy a Formula or another car that was designed that way from the factory.
lots of infomation on V6 to V8 swaps over on TGO, we've got a pretty active V6 forum.
you coming to the roundup? i don't want to be the only V6 there again!