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Username Post: L82 Swap        (Topic#349226)
77ChevClassic 
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01-18-18 04:42 PM - Post#2721432    

Hey all,

We have a 77 Caprice Classic that we attempted to put a L82 350 in today. Got it lined up and bolted to the transmission, but cannot seem to get the motor mounts to sit properly. Passenger side sits well/bolts in, but we cannot get the driver side to drop down/line up properly.

Any insight?



 




TAT_2 
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02-18-18 05:36 AM - Post#2724733    
    In response to 77ChevClassic

IF ITS A AUTOMATIC & THE TRANS IS BOLTED TO THE CROSSMEMBER THAT COULD BE YOUR PROBLEM. 1 OF MY OLD EL'CAMINOS HAD THAT SIDEWAYS SITTING X MEMBER,HAD TO FAB UP A NEW 1 TO CLEAR THE HEADERS.HAD A L-82 IN THE 78 VETTE BUT IT WAS HOOKED TO A 4SPD

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BigChevys 
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04-09-18 06:35 PM - Post#2730512    
    In response to TAT_2

I'm sure this is resolved by now, but it brought up a memory I have of a similar problem some years ago installing an engine in a '79 C10. I had bought new engine mounts; one from the dealer and the other aftermarket because the dealer only had one in stock. When setting the engine in, the GM mount fit perfectly, but there was a hang-up on the aftermarket mount. Of course the problem wasn't readily clear at first. After multiple attempts we pulled the engine back out and had to massage on the mount, removing a metal tab that simply never should've been there. That simple dumb part problem cost over an hour's delay.

Ed

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