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    Malibu v6 to v8 swap

    Hi guys. Got a new Malibu wagon project. What is involved swapping the 6 for a small block? I assume the trans crossmember. However I am unsure about motor mounts. Are the frame mounts different like the Nova's were?

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    Crossmember is the same, you just need the frame brackets.
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    Crossmember is the same and v-8 stock style or after market motor mounts can be bolted in a set of existing holes forward of the holes for the v-6 already supplied by the factory.

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    Oh, you will only be using 3 bolts per mount instead of the four as moving the mount forward extends one corner past the front edge of cross member.

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