The motor mounts are exactly the same. If you retain the fuel injection you will have to also consider this. Fuel injection is computer controlled. The computer must come with the caprices' engine - then you have to wire the engine - you will have to add oxygen sensors and catalytic converters to the exhaust and a few other emission parts that the 79 camaro wasn't intended to have. The work involved installing the stock fuel injection is not worth it. The cost I honestly don't know, but I do know if it was me, It would be too much. Here is what I would do. I would put the caprice block in the car. Then I would put on a set of Vortec aluminium heads - a Vortec raised intake - with a Holley 4 barrel carburator. Put a MSD ignition system in and you will be cookin.
The reason for the Vortec heads is because they are cheap hosepower. Try to stay away from as much pollution control devices as possible -like- EGR valves, O2 sensors, air pumps and catalytic converters stuff like that.
Work yourself up a budget and look at what you can afford. To be honest the sky is the limit, but if you want, give me your budget and I will suggest some things. In your budget put some dollars in for labor that may have to be done outside your capacity.
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 AT 10:38 PM