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