74 Apollo straight six to Buick 350 engine swap

Discussion in 'The "X" bodies' started by tshorter, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. tshorter

    tshorter New Member

    I have a 74 Apollo that has the original six cylinder in it. I have a 72 Buick 350 that came out of a Skylark that I'm going to drop in. I'm not sure what engine frame mounts I need, the six cylinder looks to have Chevrolet mounts. Anyone know what mounts would work?
    Also anyone know If the Skylark exhaust manifolds will work or do I need Apollo specific manifolds?

  2. wormwood

    wormwood Dare to be different

    sorry that I don't know the answers to your questions, but since these cars came with buick 350's these parts should be easy to come by.
  3. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Don't see why the X body (74 - 79) would require unique exhaust manifolds versus the A body there is quite a bit of room under the hoods of those cars. Any competent exhaust jockey should be able to route pipes right up to the exhaust manifold dumps.
    Can you still get the frame stands from the donor Skylark, they may work on the Apollo X body subframe, although i would suspect the 68 - 72 A Buick frame stands and the 73 - 74 X Buick frame stands are different.

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