Originally Posted by brent7727
so I just got a 53 new Yorker 2dr no motor or trans any suggestions on what would fit
331 Fire Power hemi with a Fluid torque 4 speed semi-auto would return this to original configuration. These are monsterously heavy cars 4000 plus pounds stark naked empty, a 251 Spitfire inline 6 will be aufly weak and since isn't anywhere close to original will seriously degrade the value of the car and the value of your work on it.
There's really two ways to go; one as I outlined above, will return it to collector car status; the other is a modern power cruiser in a classic body with a suitably sized V8 for it's mass, a modern transmission, disk brakes, modern ancillaries like alternator with 12-18 volt electrical, air conditioning, etc.