Motor swap

Asked by Apr 05, 2017 at 08:52 PM about the 1983 Chevrolet Malibu Wagon

Question type: Car Customization

I have a very clean 83 Malibu wagon with v6 I want
to swap to v8 and I can't find info on trans I would
like to know if bolt pattern is the same

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The V6 tranny won't handle the power of the V8 even if it did fit, you would be better off finding a complete V8 power train and dropping it in instead of doing it 1 piece at a time. That heavy of a wagon I would not go any smaller than a 350, or you won't be gaining anything power wise.

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