4th Gear Poster
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Well, I suppose it's 'possible' dimensionally speaking, but you'll most likely have to make custom headers to clear the k-member, steering shaft, strut towers, etc.
IIRC the L05 350 had exhaust manifolds that collected at the center of the block and went straight down?
With that said, after spending 100's maybe 1000's of hours and $$$$$ in fabbing mounts, trimming the k-member, most likely modifying the steering shaft, making custom exhaust, tying in the archaic GM ECU, modifying or making the wiring harness, most likely needing a custom driveshaft to mate to the 700R4 (unless you can make the 4r70 mate to a small block), you'll have a paltry 180-200 horsepower fuel thirsty chevy 350 with an iron block and heads, (don't forget you might need higher rate front springs due to the extra weight).
I mean, if you wanna do it, by all means, I'm kinda curious myself, but at least get an LS1 or a 5.3 with some LS heads.
There's a Crown Vic on Youtube with a 5.3 swapped in. Now that would be more worth the time and effort.
But at the end of the day, it's your car and if you go through with this, please post some pics.