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Offline ring eye 01

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v6 swap
« on: December 14, 2014, 11:34:06 AM »
Hey guys,just made the trip from the old page,couldn't have made it without help from our grat monitors.Well I finally got started on my cj3a project after three years.I got  my frame in the garage yesterday.I have a 3.8 L, 229ci v6 to put in it.When I bought it it had a 235 straight 6 in it .They had moved the grill forward about 8in. to clear the long motor.Looked like crap.They added about 6in to the frame at the rear of front spring and welded the spring hanger on to clear the motor over the front diff.(not real good)bY.By putting in thev6 I will gain the three cyl.space :-/.They already have an advavced adapter on and it fits the v6.Right now I am trying to find asset of headers to fit,plenty for buick3.8 or 4.3 Does anybody have an idea?   :-/

Offline garage gnome

Re: v6 swap
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2014, 08:59:55 PM »
I'm assuming that the 299 is a GM product.

These may need some severe modification to fit a 3A.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/hok-2143hkr/overview/make/chevrolet
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Offline Mike S

Re: v6 swap
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 05:28:29 PM »
I have a set of block hugging Sanderson headers for my 225. They should fit your motor and sit inside the frame on your 3A. I think you can call Sanderson in South San Francisco and order a set.

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Offline garage gnome

Re: v6 swap
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 08:47:04 PM »
Novak adapters makes a nice set too.
Nate in Western MA 1953 3A #3268, The Jalopy, '47 2A Wheelin' rig, '49 3A, #37071, unmolested, bone stock named Ted