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What engine of other cars could fit in Chevy caprice 82-85,

What engine of other cars could fit in Chevy caprice 85?
i'm planing to buy a new engine, but i think i could custom it with a new engine that would fit with the car!!

lets talk about it :)

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  • afreetx May 19, 2009

    that's what i have :)

    the Chevy 305 small block V8,

  • afreetx Aug 14, 2009

    can i reblace it with BMW 750iL V-12 engine?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    1st u have to tell me what engine u have, there 5 engines used in this car, the most common being the Chevy 305 small block V8.

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Almost every rear drive drive full size used the 305 V8, so u can get an engine from a Buick La sabre, Pontiac bonneville and firebird, also Oldsmobile 88, and don't forget Camaro. any 305 chevy V8 will bolt in, also the 350 V8 will bolt in, this is a much better choice..

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    yadayada Aug 14, 2009

    u can do anything u want, just takes lots and lots of money that is all.

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Every small block from 55-87 are the same size and should not need any modification to make it work. If it's fuel injected that's a different story even the gauges may need to be changed out. If carbuerated you should have no trouble.

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Any small block chevy engine from the same year or earlier will bolt right in

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The 305, 327, 350 would fit with out a problem, and should bolt right up with the excisting engine mounts.

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SOURCE: can i costum my chevy caprice with a new engine models?

to put a later model engine in that car,the swap you described will require a complete wiring harness change and computer and all electrical that goes with whatever late model engine you go with.

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