81 Camaro tbi engine swap

Discussion in '1978 - 1981 Specific' started by JF81Z28, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. JF81Z28

    JF81Z28 New Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    It does not have a pushrod opening I will be running an electric fuel pump for the newer motor going in. Going to be some work involved but if it gets my car going again it will be worth it!
  2. budro6968

    budro6968 Veteran Member

    Apr 2, 2016
    Jax Florida
    The TBI in my van runs pretty good. Make the big turd get up and go.
  3. JF81Z28

    JF81Z28 New Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    Anyone have an idea on changing over the oil cooling lines. The 81 Camaro engine doesn't have any oil cooling set up, just transmission cooling lines going to the rad. Can I just bypass the oil cooling system or is this going to be bad for the 92 sierra 350?
  4. Rayzorz

    Rayzorz New Member

    Mar 28, 2017
    Calgary Alberta
    You can take the truck oil cooler adaptor off and put the oil filter adaptor from your old engine on. Then it will use the same filter you were previously using. Trying to bypass the cooler could be a pain and could cause some header clearance issues.
  5. SRGN

    SRGN Veteran Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Central NJ
  6. JF81Z28

    JF81Z28 New Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    Perfect thanks! That clears two questions up. Was wondering about the header clearance as well.

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