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Old 08-07-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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I have a 78 Camaro that is currently not running, but I have an engine to put in it from a 95-96 Chevy 3500 with an engine ID #1M04158c34, What kind of headers would I need, or what would I need to do to get to run my Camaro.
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I'm not really familiar with the SBC and BBC stuff. I do believe they went from TBI in 95 to Vortec in 96. Do you know exactly what engine you have, if it'* a small block or big block? TBI or Vortec? It'd be either a 350 or 454 in that vehicle. I imagine you could just get SBC or BBC long tube headers for your Camaro with whatever size collectors you want and run true duals right to the back with no issues. I think the bolt patterns and exhaust chambers are the same going from then up to the newest SBC and BBCs. Some of the older fellas might be able to verify this.

TBI 350


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they changed alot in 88 and 95 in the respective trucks compared to "pre 86" sbc. you wouldnt want to run either in the camaro its a turd for a car. i had a 89 with a tbi 350, i think its probably the best half ton engine gm ever made for a truck i got 22 mpg and hauled my camper easily. that being said you would have change everything cam, heads, intake to use it in a car. sell it to someone who can use it and buy a 350 you will be better off.
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I believe it'* a 350 tbi, I am not keeping it in the camaro, just to get it running. I am rebuilding my old 350 crate motor, and I just it it up and running so it not sitting there.
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its obd1.5 so you would need all the computer, wiring, sensors, computer, fuel system w/pump etc... i believe you can use a std hei, but you would have to purchase a adapter intake to put a carb on it.
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i read several places sbc headers are all the same, bolt spacing wise. so you may be able to just run what you have
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Ahh ya forgot about the wiring and stuff for a TBI. If you could find a decent older 350 with a carb setup that'd be the way to go.
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So, with the motor from the chevy 3500, I would have to put all that stuff in, the computer, new wiring etc...?
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Yes you would. I imagine you could use the longblock and just get an Edelbrock carb'd intake for it and run it that way without the computer. You'd have to run the old style distributor also I'm sure.
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Thats what I was planning on doing, just putting a different intake manifold and a carb on it to get it to run, I just dont want to put a computer and everything it in it, I just want it to be how a old 350 runs with a carb.
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