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Old 08-01-2011, 01:21 PM
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1948 Ford stock engine/tranny with Ford 9" rear end

Hi guys,
I have a 1948 Ford Business Coupe that I started to make into a Hotrod about 10 years ago. I have so far installed IFS, Ford 9" rearend and began the Chevy 350/350 conversion. Now that I am older and somewhat wiser, I no longer want the Chevy engine/tranny in my car and will be going back to the Flathead V8 and three on the tree transmission. My question is this: Will the original powerplant (engine/tranny) be enough for that rearend? If not, then I will do the T-5 conversion and still keep the Flathead. I just don't want to get this thing back together and find out that the car won't climb the hills here in Western PA.
Thank you!
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