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1967 Pontiac 400 engine into 1970 Firebird - help 1970 restoration Rate Topic: -----

#1 User is offline   Birdman707 

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:43 PM

I'm new to the site but I recently "re-started" my restoration project - 1970 Firebird Esprit. When I began the project nearly 10 years ago, me and a couple buddies pulled out the stock 350 motor and trans. I purchased a rebuilt 1967 Pontiac 400 (which came out of a GTO) which was bored over .30. I also purchased a rebuilt Automatic Transmission which came out of a 1979 Firebird Trans Am. Fast forward to nearly 10 years later and after leaving everything in a garage i'm jumping back in to try again.
So, the question I have for right now is, does anyone know what engine mounts I will need to drop the 1967 Pontiac 400 into my 1970 Firebird? Also, if anyone has ANY tips or advice on this project? Thanks in advance!
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:11 PM

If I am not mistaken you use the 69 mounts and you will need the brackets and motor will sit up higher so be ready brake booster is better to convert to a smaller housing. look up my engine pics. They make a set up from year one for I had the first set of proto type in my car from them. Together we got them right and they bolt right up with the earlier blocks. They may sell it elsewhere now but back years ago I found a way and year one took me up on it. Alan
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:35 AM

Welcome to FBN, Steve! Project pictures are always welcome here.

You need either of the first two items on this page:

https://www.yearone....d=992&pgid=7121

The difference being whether or not you want the rubber isolators.

You may be able to shop around and find them cheaper, but the Year One description is spot-on.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:24 AM

I can help you out hit me up, I'm not to far from you.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:25 PM

Thanks for all the help guys. I'm gonna order the kit from year one. I'll post pics of the car soon!
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:50 PM

View PostWHITE-68, on 29 June 2012 - 04:24 AM, said:

I can help you out hit me up, I'm not to far from you.

there ya go steve,he the perfect person to help as well as has every tool you could ever need..........wonder if hes ever gonna put that sig pic up???
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:28 PM

I don't know how LMAO
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:26 AM

hey steve i gotta ask two questions:
how many holes for the mounts are in each side?
did you run the numbers to make sure it was a 67 block?
not doubting you at all,but have seen people get taken before.
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