What Engine For My 81 Trans Am

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I'm new to the forums and I have a question on what kind of engine to put in my 81.

It currently has a 301. 😡

I'm on a tight budget.

I'm looking at a crate motor and want EFI on it because my wife will be driving it and I don't want any issues.

I know many are putting LS motors in them but I want something simple.

I'm wondering what it would take to put a 350 or 383 in it.

I know most of you will say don't put an SBC in a Pontiac but Pontiac crate engines are very expensive.

This will be a weekend cruiser.

It has a TH 350 trans.

Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
 
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I'm new to the forums and I have a question on what kind of engine to put in my 81.

It currently has a 301. 😡

I'm on a tight budget.

I'm looking at a crate motor and want EFI on it because my wife will be driving it and I don't want any issues.

I know many are putting LS motors in them but I want something simple.

I'm wondering what it would take to put a 350 or 383 in it.

I know most of you will say don't put an SBC in a Pontiac but Pontiac crate engines are very expensive.

This will be a weekend cruiser.

It has a TH 350 trans.

Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
What is your budget friend?

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Yes, it is.

I will put the engine in with some buddies that are mechanics.

Just need to find one.

DK
 

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