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Engine Swap for 1966 Barracuda

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Engine Swap for 1966 Barracuda

Mopar_or_No_Car Mopar_or_No_Car
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 10/07
Posted: 10/12/07
12:10 AM

I'm looking at purchasing a 1966 Barracuda that has the standard 273 and I'm wondering how difficult it would be to put in a 318 or at most a 340. Any help would be great. Thanks.  

BadFish BadFish
Moderator | Posts: 329 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 10/15/07
06:43 AM

This is an easy swap as the 273, 318, 340, and even the 360 are of the same engine type.

The exhaust, engine mounts, and transmission should be a direct bolt-in and you'll certainly like the additional power of the larger engine.

Good luck  

New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 01/08
Posted: 03/24/08
03:52 AM

Not as easy as you would think. Ihave a 66 VALIANT, same car. The 273,318,360, do not share the same mount bosses. Mine is an oringal 273 car,it had 318 when I bought it. The mounts were jerry rigged to work. Then I dropped in a 360! and had to modifie the mounts again. As I say, not as easy as you would think!!!!!. Go to Laysons Restoration Parts. They have conversion kits for this swap. Headers,  thats another story.  

drmopar drmopar
Guru | Posts: 1445 | Joined: 02/08
Posted: 09/30/08
04:21 PM

Schumacher makes motor mounts for the 360 conversion for this car.