I am looking into putting a 396 BB in my RS camaro and I was told
there were clearance issues with the headers if you have power
steering. I plan to put in power steering and power brakes. Can
anyone tell me what needs to be done if anything so I can drop a BB
in? Will I have alot of clearance issues. I see alot of cars with this
configuration but want to know ifI need to do anything special. I
know it needs motor mounts and there is 6cyl in there now. The whole
drive trane is going to be replaced but I just want to make sure that
I can get a BB in there without opening a can of worms. I am getting
the motor for practically nothing and it is steering me away from a
small block. If the headers are an issue, arent there and
manafacturers that have made a set just for this application?
One tip: If you mount a big block on the stock small block mounts, it puts
the engine in a different place than with big block mounts. I had a factory
396 67 and I bought headers for it. The headers were for small block mounts
and the tubes hit the driver's side upper A frame rear mount and the
Did some big block conversions to first generation Camaro's. Another issue
is the heater box hitting the passenger's side head. Right where the
fittings for the heater core are. Someone was selling a kit to get around
this. As I recall it flipped the heater core over to put the fittings on the
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