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Engine swap from a 4.3L to a 5.7L LT1

What is the complete listing of parts that i to swap this engine out besides?

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Fan shroud is different, motor mounts attached to frame need to be moved back to the back holes, tranny can stay but dont expect it to last very long without tranny cooler, make sure u get the right accesory brackets, I know of 5 different bracket setups for this type of swap, and last but not least that I can think of is make sure the exhaust manifolds you get will work with your setup, lotsa clearance issues on the center dump ones.

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