i just picked up this 55 chevy 4 door for a donor car for my 2 dr project after looking around at how clean this thing is i decided to just keep it together and use it as a driver. for cosmetics i covered it in black primer and slapped some 17s on it. mechanically, after replacing the waterpump, pressureplate and clutch and repairing the radiator i am still very unhappy with the way this thing runs.
anyways, i have a goodwrench create 350 and rebuilt turbo 350 tranny sitting in the garage that i'd like to put into it but am unsure as to how to approach this.
the car has the oringal blue flame 235 inline 6 and three speed manual on the column. i already ordered the mounts from danchuck and fenderwellheaders from summit. but i am afraid of having to replace column and having driveshaft issues (too short, too long etc). does anyone have experience with this swap and can offer suggestions? will the 350 fit infront of the factory transmission? will i need new bellhousing, if so of of what? will the three speed be ok behind a 325hp small block? please help