The Engine FAQ contains issues related to engine swaps, brackets, etc…
Decoding information is contained in the Vehicle Information & Decoding section of the site.
Engine Swaps – GM
Engine swaps are a common question we get asked about. It’s not difficult to put a Chevy engine in a Buick or put a Pontiac Engine into an Oldsmobile. The easiest way to go about this swap is to consider the vehicle is the same make as the engine. For example, if you’re putting a Chevy engine in a Buick Skylark – consider the car a Chevelle.
- A= Chevelle, Cutlass, Skylark, Tempest/Lemans
- F= Camaro, Firebird
- X=Nova, Ventura, Apollo, Omega
Issues: cooling system, fuel system, electrical system.
Engine swaps – Mopar
Mopar uses a K-frame to support the various engines installed in vehicles. We offer conversion kits to allow different engines to be installed in existing K-frames. For example, a slant-6 k-frame would need a conversion kit to allow a 440 engine to be installed into the car.
In 1973 mopar changes to a spool type mount on the A & B-body.
What is the difference between a Year One Crate Engines & a similar Hi-Tech Vision Engine?
With the exception of non-branded valve covers – the two engines will be identical. The Year One branded crate engine will cost less.