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Old 10-21-2014, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not sure I am in the right place, but I am trying to get any and all help/pointers on swapping engines. I will be taking a 454 out of an 87 Scottsdale and dropping in a 6.5L from a 96 Chevy Silverado. What would be some of the general problems I would run into?



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Old 10-21-2014, 06:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fairly simple if you have the donor truck. I would convert the engine to a mechanical injection pump to make it super simple otherwise you need to wire it in and run a computer. You'll need the accessory's and brackets, hydroboost and a few other odds and ends.

I think there is a blurb in the FAQ's as well.

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If you have AC, it will be in the way of the turbo. You can mod the box or change to a different style turbo manifold.
There's a thread in the 6,2 FAQ's that covers adding a turbo. That will cover a lot of the issues as the 6.5 is really just an electronic 6.2 with a turbo.
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