My boss has a 1966 Ford F100, a few years ago he replaced the 351 Cleavland
for a 502 crate motor. 500HP just aint enough for him so he plans on
getting another motor with more power. I can get his 502 off of him for
real cheap which leads me to a question...
Would a 502 drop in a 1999 Camaro? Its got a 3.8L v6 in it right now and was wondering what kindof modifications I would have to do. I'me guessing that I would have to make new motor mounts but I'me not too sure on it.
The 5spd tranny would more than likely have to go as well, would a 6spd from a v8 Camaro or Bird be sufficient?
I'de change out the rear diffy but would I have to do the axel as well?
Thanks in advance
Would this be a Chevy 502 or a "Ford 502"?
It's a Chevy 502 crate.
with a welder and a torch anything will fit. :thumbs: you would definatley have to stiffen those front springs up, thats a quite a change in weight. then you have to worry about how far its going to sit back in the engine compartment. prob be able to drop in a aluminum rad and electric fan setup to save a little space and cool that bad boy. lining up the trans crossmember will be a little challenge, and a change in the driveshaft length as well. im not sure on the rearend. im guessin but you'll prob have headers as well so youll have to look for clearance on those too. is this a junk car or a daily driver?
I would guess daily driver seeing as how its a V6 Camaro.
thats what i was thinkin, hope he has a back up car cause this aint no weekend project.
Okay, just wanted to get that straight, I've had alot of people tell me
they have a Ford or Mopar 502. Sure they do.
A 502 crate is probably a GenIV engine which is a nice stout piece. The two major concerns you're going to have is clearance under the cowl and engine management. I've never put a big block into a late model street Camaro, but on race cars we've always had to alter the firewall to make them fit.