I just bought a 65 malibu can i put a big block in it without having a cowl induction hood?

spooner70
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Asked by spooner70 Dec 05, 2011 at 06:32 AM about the 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle

Question type: Car Customization

7 Answers

Tony Castorino
25

yes this car came with a rare option of a 396 in 65' as long as you don't go hi ris manifold.

Cory Harris
75

also if you use a dual plane manifold it will fit but you will need an air cleaner that drops down 4" over the carb

Kevin Ward
5

cross ram low with 2x4 bbl is fine to

dino575
25

ALL THE ABOVE ARE CORRECT BUT YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT ALL BIG BLOCK CARS HAD SUSPENSION SYSTEMS FOR THE BIG BLOCK APPLICATION TO INCLUDE THE SWAY BAR , SPRINGS ETC... THIS SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST CONCERN IF YOU WANT TO DO THE SWAP TO A BIG BLOCK THE RITE WAY!!!

Denis Sagendorf
355

I'M NOT SURE OF THE DIMENSIONS {SIZE OF ENGINES} BUT IF A 396 WILL FIT, A 409 PROBABLY WOULD TOO. AS FOR CARBS, AIR CLEANER & MANIFOLD. ME I PREFER THREE DUECES. EDELBROCK USED TO MAKE A MULTI CARB INTAKE THAT SET LOW LIKE THE STOCK ONE. HEY YOU ARE ONLY HINDERED BY LACK OF IMAGINATION & MONEY!

Tony Castorino
25

Kevin Look up the z16 option code for the '65 malibu. It will answer all your questions.

trip65
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you also need to change the frame mounts for the engine mounts & suspension up grades.

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