El Camino Central Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
169 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I'm curious what would be involved in swapping a 305 for a 396? The EC is a 81, and I have a 350 and 700 trans. I intended to go the 350 route, but heard of a 396 that might be available. Has any one done the swap?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
putting a big block in a elcamino is easy

i have a 79 with a 454 everthing fits very well.with short valve covers.still have air and heater box.use the small block motor mounts same frame holes. use lowrise intake if you dont want to run a cowl hood.i have highrise intake and have to run a cowl hood. but looks nice.your transmission and other parts will bolt back in original place. i have dual exhaust for that you have to mod. your x member for the pipe to clear. hope this helps . no replacement for displacement!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
169 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Thanks, but since my first inquire, the 396 was sold. It wasn't what I started out to do but, it sure was a nice thought. Boy, I miss big cubes!!
But it looks like I'm going the way of a 4 bolt 350. Thanks again.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top