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I bought a wrecked 99 Suburban today and I am considering using the engine and perhaps the transmission (if I use the fuel injection and computer) in a 63 that already has a 283. I have searched through the threads to identify potential stumbling blocks. These are the issues I could identify, will need:

1) an electric fuel pump
2) an oil pan for one piece main seal
3) a transmission crossmember for 700r4
4) potential transmission tunnel interference
5) driveshaft modified (or use one from a Vega I think)
6) head modifications if using a cam with more lift

If I don't use the fuel injection/computer, then I will need:
1) intake manifold for Vortec heads
2) carb
3) distributor with melonized gear

What else do I need to think about? If I go the fuel injection route, will the stock distributor hit the firewall? If I go the fuel injection route with the transmission, will the computer still work (I think all the inputs are still there, maybe extra O2 sensors).

I won't rebuild this engine myself (I don't have the skill).

Thanks,

Mike
 

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I bought a wrecked 99 Suburban today and I am considering using the engine and perhaps the transmission (if I use the fuel injection and computer) in a 63 that already has a 283. I have searched through the threads to identify potential stumbling blocks. These are the issues I could identify, will need:

1) an electric fuel pump
2) an oil pan for one piece main seal
3) a transmission crossmember for 700r4
4) potential transmission tunnel interference
5) driveshaft modified (or use one from a Vega I think)
6) head modifications if using a cam with more lift

If I don't use the fuel injection/computer, then I will need:
1) intake manifold for Vortec heads
2) carb
3) distributor with melonized gear

What else do I need to think about? If I go the fuel injection route, will the stock distributor hit the firewall? If I go the fuel injection route with the transmission, will the computer still work (I think all the inputs are still there, maybe extra O2 sensors).

I won't rebuild this engine myself (I don't have the skill).

Thanks,

Mike
I'm not an expert, but here are my comments

1. Lots to choose from and you will also need a return line to the gas tank.
2. ZZ4 or similar pan
3. I'll let someone else comment on the availability
4. Should fit
5. It will have to be modified, the yoke should work though
6. Checkout CompCams Beehive valve springs. I think they have a spring that will allow more lift on the vortec heads. If you going to rebuild it, then have the heads done.

1,2,3. Yes

If you got the complete engine, trany, computer and harness; you can remove the unneeded wires from the harness and use it. There are companies that will modify it for you or you can purchase and aftermarket harness. With time and research, you can do it yourself.
 
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