'80 Camaro V-6 ?

Discussion in '1978 - 1981 Specific' started by middleagecrisis, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. middleagecrisis

    middleagecrisis Veteran Member

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    Going to look at a one owner '80 Camaro that came from the factory with a v6 (229), three-speed standard combo. Of course, keeping the v-6 in the car is not an option, lol. Are the engine mounts on the crossmember compatable with a v8, or will I need to get v8 specific mounts or a different crossmember?
     
  2. middleagecrisis

    middleagecrisis Veteran Member

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    I googled the swap and came up with a NastyZ28 thread explaining the process, lol. I used the forum search option, but V6, v-6 & 229 in the search title gave me nothing, oh well. Looks fairly straightforward, we'll see how clean the car is.
     
  3. Cmatt1605

    Cmatt1605 Veteran Member

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    that happens to me all the time! google just about anything for a 2nd gen camaro and nastyz28 is usually the first thing that pops up!
     
  4. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It may have a TH200C instead of a TH350 transmission. (Mine did.)

    Check the trans. pan to see if the word "METRIC" is stamped on it.... If so, it's a TH200C and it will not last long behind a V8.
     
  5. The th200c held ok on my 78 olds cutlass V.-8 .A 260 v-8. Yea it had as much power as a v-6:crazy:
     
  6. 2000SS

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    I have 2 with the 229. Great daily drivers. I see no reason to change them.

    Link to the thread you found?
     
  7. F-Bodypilot

    F-Bodypilot Veteran Member

    I assume he wants more power.
     
  8. middleagecrisis

    middleagecrisis Veteran Member

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    The Camaro has a three speed standard (manual) trans, which is a plus for me.

    The NastyZ28 link is:

    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=141517
     
  9. ggtsvnv

    ggtsvnv Veteran Member

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    what kind of MPG do you get on these?
     
  10. If i remember right those 229s were chopped off 305s:bowtie:
     

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