Motor swap

Asked by Barb Nov 02, 2019 at 07:04 PM about the 1987 Chevrolet Caprice

Question type: Car Customization

What all do i need to change if I
want to replace the 350 carbrated
motor in my 87 caprice and put a
6.0 fuel injected in. I have wiring
harness but what else will I ha e ti
do?

1 Answer

10

The list is long for any LS Swap. For starters, to get the engine mounted you need SBC LS adapter plates. To utilize the old style transmission you will need a flexplate that fits both the bolt pattern on the 6.0 crankshaft and has the correct bolt pattern + offset for the torque converter. There are far too many factors as to what all is needed though. It will be at minimum 1500 dollars in parts alone to do properly. Thats assuming you already have a complete engine, harness and pcm.

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