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Engine Swaps

Loads of Parts to Help Make an Engine and Trans Swap a Reality

Photography by Miles Cook

The reasons for doing an engine swap are numerous. Maybe you want to shoehorn brutal big-block power into a '62-'67 Nova, a '79-'93 Mustang, or a '67-'74 Dart. Or perhaps you're considering an upgrade to a modern-era drivetrain stuffed between the classic lines of an older car. After all, not only are EFI conversions getting popular, but the switch to an overdrive transmission goes hand in hand with these swaps.

Whether your engine-swap project involves stuffing a big engine into a small car or retrofitting an old musclecar with modern-tech power, this story will dial you into some products to help complete your conversion. Included are oil pans, headers, motor mounts, transmission crossmembers and, in some cases, complete swap kits for making your hybrid street machine a reality.

We snooped around to find all the most helpful stuff, but there might be a few things we missed. And in the endless world of engine swaps, there’s no such thing as too much help. If you come across anything new, drop us a note--we’d love to hear about it. To get the information about your make, click on the appropriate link below. For the addresses of the companies mentioned in this article, please refer to the sources list.

SOURCES
Milodon Inc.
20716 Plummer St.
Chatsworth
CA  91311
818-407-1211
B&M Products
Chatsworth
CA
Rock Valley
800-344-1934
www.rockvalleyantiqueautoparts.c
om
Flat-O-Products Inc.
Salem
OR
Crites Restorations
Ashville
OH
McLeod Industries
1600 Sierra Madre Cir.
Placentia
CA  92870
714-630-2764
Howell Engine Development Windsor-Fox Performance Engineering
P.O. Box 2683
Apple Valley
CA  92307
N/A
Graham’s Camaro/Firebird Salvage
Calera
AL
TD Performance
16410 Manning Way
Cerritos
CA  90703
www.tdperformance.com
Mopar Performance
Mopar.com
Williams Low-Buck Products
Norco
CA
Hooker Headers Patrick’s Antique Cars & Trucks
Casa Grande
AZ
Innovative Engineering
1119 Border Ave.
Corona
CA  91720
Lakewood Industries Div. of Mr. Gasket Group
Cleveland
OH
Total Performance
10039 Prospect Ave.
Santee
CA  92071
619-562-9894
Paxton Products
1260 Calles Suerte
Camarillo
CA
Ford Motorsport SVO
44050 N. Groesbeck Hwy.
Clinton Township
Mi  48036
8-10/-468-1356
The Paddock
221 W. Main St.
Knightstown
IN  46148
765-345-2131
TCI Automotive
151 Industrial Dr.
Ashland
MS  38603
662-224-8972
www.tciauto.com
Street & Performance
479-394-5711
www.hotrodlane.cc
Capanna Speed & Performance (Wilcap)
San Luis Obispo
CA
Mantapart Performance Products
New Springfield
OH
Painless Wiring
9505 Santa Paula Dr.
Fort Worth
TX  76116
www.painlesswiring.com
Tilton
Ron Francis’ Wire Works
Chester
PA  19013-1430
Art Carr Performance Products
5301 Longley #46
Reno
NV  89511
Made For You Products J.W. Performance Transmissions Inc.
Rockledge
FL
Flex-A-Lite
8-00/-851-1610
www.flex-a-lite.com
MSD Ignition
El Paso
TX
9-15/-857-5200
msdignition.com
Hedman Hedders
16410 Manning Way
Cerritos
CA  90701
310-921-0404
www.hedman.com
Novak Enterprises Inc.
Whittier
CA
Holley Performance Products
1801 Russellville Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
KY  42101
270-782-2900
www.holley.com
JVX Inc.
Memphis
TN
Moroso
Guilford
CT
2-03/-453-6571
www.moroso.com
Offenhauser Sales Corp.
P.O. Box 32219
Los Angeles
CA  90032
3-23/-225-1307
Advance Adapters Inc.
8-00/-350-2223
www.advanceadapters.com
Canton Racing Products
232 Branford Road, Dept. MMFF
North Branford
CT  06471
Autumn Fleet Sales
7301 Deering Ave.
Canoga Park
CA  91303
8-18/-340-9444
Lee Power Steering
Sun Valley
CA
Tubular Automotive
Rockland
MA  02370-0279
M.A.D. Enterprises
Dept. 5.0
P.O. Box 675
Springville
CA  93265
559-539-7128
www.mad-enterprises.com
Borgeson Universal Co. Auto Krafters
800-228-7346
www.autokrafters.com
Griffin Radiators
Piedmont
SC
Auto Rite Transmissions
Van Nuys
CA
S&W Race Cars & Components
Spring City
PA
Kennedy Engineered Products
Palmdale
CA
Hot Heads Research and Racing Inc.
Apache Jct.
AZ
Baer Racing
6-02/-233-1411
www.baer.com
Maximum Torque Specialties
Delavan
WI
K&N Engineering
1455 Citrus Ave.
Riverside
CA  92502
800-858-3333
www.knfilters.com
Speedway Motors
P.O. Box 81906
Lincoln
NE  68501
4-02/-474-4414
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