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 Post subject: 4.3l v6 Swap
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:16 pm 

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i am looking to buy this 82 malibu wagon it needs a total restoration it has a v8 in it but i want to put in a 4.3L v6 for the fuel effieciant and the 50/50 weight ratio and was wondering if it s worth it or just stay with a v8 whichi dont want but i have never done a sawp before and need all the info on swapping in a 4.3 v6 and what all i need which year engine tranny fuel injection etc.

thank you very much for the help

 Post subject: Re: 4.3l v6 Swap
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:07 am 
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The 4.3 is basiclly a SBC with 2 cylinders missing from the center. Alot of pieces from a SB fit a 4.3 and viceversa trans should bolt right up to a 4.3 however you may need to reposition the frame mounts.

IMHO if it has a small block in it I wouldn't swap it out for a V-6. If you go through the small block, and dont get carried away with performance mods, and be easy with the right foot you will be fine.

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