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350 swap questions
04-13-2017, 11:12 PM
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RE: 350 swap questions
Forgot to mention the Caprice likely has a throttle cable connected to the transmission for shift control, which is a "gotta have" item for a swap like that. If the cable has a "cam" on the linkage, that will also need to be duplicated so you have a similar cable pull to the original. Without it the trany will be toast in a matter of a few miles.

The Turbo 350 may also have a cable or it may have a vacuum line plus a kick-down linkage. This are all things to consider when doing a swap... and it may be one of those things that's beyond the limits of the average DIY type.

You could use a Turbo 400 which has no linkage and just a kick-down switch, but I don't think there's room for that big trany in that vintage Caprice.

BTW, if you are really set on this swap a company called Howell Engineering (spelling?) makes stand alone engine harnesses and can supply ECMs to suit just about any combination... at a cost!
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350 swap questions - jabronigill - 04-12-2017, 11:04 PM
RE: 350 swap questions - Rupe - 04-13-2017, 11:30 AM
RE: 350 swap questions - Rupe - 04-13-2017 11:12 PM

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