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Old 02-19-2004, 03:07 PM
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55 chevy 3 on the tree to a SBC 350?

I am wanting to put a chevy small block crate motor into my 55 chevy. I have a turbo 350 tranny but dont want to runinto driveline issues and converting column to floor shift etc.

what do i need to make the factory three speed mate to a small block chevy? it currently has blue flame 235 inline 6. lease help. I am not sure whats involved.

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Old 02-19-2004, 11:34 PM
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This should be a bolt in, for chevy has never changed there patterns, just use the small block flywheel and everything else should bolt up. I`ve seen many late 50`s to mid 60`s chevy and GMC trucks that came with straight 6`s with a small block in there place and they retained the original 3 on the tree transmission.
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is that true? i was thinking i would need to use the 235 flywheel on the small block and find some sort of bellhousing to mate the two?
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Is this true for a 66 Chevy C10 also? Will a small block match up with the 3 on the tree tranny already installed?

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i guess i shouldve mentioned that i am referring to a 55 chevy 4 dr car
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The early Chevy six cyl bellhousing will not fit your small block Chevy! You will have to use an early V-8 bellhousing with the side mounts and a V-8 stick flywheel and starter. The rest of the parts will work.
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Be sure your 350 block has the 4 bosses for the front motor mounts.

Bob, any idea if the side-mount bellhousings from the stick-shift pickups from the '60's & early '70's would work?
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I believe the side mount pu housings will work (its been a while for me and 55-57 chevies). I thought all of those housings were used up by the circle burners back in the seventies and eighties!
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The Pick up bell should work I used them way back when
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