01-02-2005, 03:44:00 PM
Hello all, I have a chance to buy a 1980 Firebird Esprit that is priced VERY reasonably, practically a steal. He has over three thousand dollars in receipts in just the last year, new wxhaust, tires etc.. The car is a daily driver and in pretty good shape. Here is my question. It has a great running 301 in it, but of course I would have to build a 400 or 455 pontiac for it. How difficult is this swap? I have a 388 Chevy also I could put in it. How hard is the Pontiac to Chevy conversion? The first engine I ever built was a 350 Pontiac almost 20 years ago and I have only built small block chevys since. I feel better about a a Chevy under the hood, but am not opposed to the Pontiac motors either. Whats involved in either swap? While the 301 runs good, I know they only make like 140 horse or so, so I will obviously need more horses to have any fun. Thanks for your help.