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Offline Rapp17

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Olds 403 to 400 swap
« on: March 13, 2018, 02:57:52 PM »
Iíve got a Pontiac 400 that Iím swapping into a 403 car and the pins will align with the th350 on the driverís side but it looks as if the whole motor sits closer to the firewall on the driverís side. The motor mount bolts slid in just fine so I donít know whatís going on with it and any advice would be appreciated. Also the block is an XX block with the proper firebird motor mounts on the block. Donít have any pics since I had to take the whole thing out to get it back into the garage so it wouldnít get rained on.

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Re: Olds 403 to 400 swap
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 06:21:34 PM »
Something sounds odd about this situation.  Have you come up with any solutions since you have posted this? 

This forum has been slow the past couple years unfortunately.  I think much of the old crowd has flown away to the social media scene. 

In regards to the engine and trans, they should be 100% interchangeable as the engines both have BOP (Buick, Olds, Pontiac) bolt pattern. 

To start, I would verify that your frame is lined up with the body.  There are two alignment holes where the frame bolts up to the body at the base of the firewall.  This is a basic check you should start with before messing around with shifting the engine.  In other words, the engine sits in the frame...make sure the frame is lined up first.