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    scored a 454

    Hi all,
    Sorry if this has been asked many times before. I just scored a 1973 454 that was an automatic. I am putting it in my 68 camaro and plan on using a 4-speed manual tranny. I know when doing this swap I need a pilot bushing, flywheel, clutch, etc. What I don't know is do I need an externally balanced flywheel? I assume it will be an eleven inch clutch. I also don't know which bell housing I need. This is a fully functional running motor with all the accessories for a drop in and run situation. I heard it run and verified it has the 049 oval port heads . Complete carb to pan including starter and headers, even the fan and radiator! all for $1300. How did I do? Its got great oil pressure, no noises, no smoke., no leaks. new mini starter, new alternator, new MSD and wires.

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    Do you have the block casting number? 454s are externally balanced engines from the factory...

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    Nice score. You didn't mention what the motor was coming out of, Depending on the original application, you my have to change the oil pan and pickup as well.

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