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Old 03-22-2004, 08:30 PM
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56 bel-air 6 to 8

looking at picking up a 56 chevy bel-air has a 6 cylinder motor with the 3 speed on the floor. I dont know what trany that is and will it bolt up to say a 305 or 350 the second question is how much troble is channing out the 6 for a 8 in that car as the motor is junk did not see a whole lot on the 56 in threads. thoughts on the car for low budget build to get it running and driving.


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You will need a V-8 belhousing for an early chevy (cast iron with side mounts) to mate to the trans. The trans is an old Chevy three speed, non synchro low.
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cool now for the v8 can i just get different motor mounts and go or more to put the v8 in place of the 6 and are these parts easy to come by

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Old 03-23-2004, 05:32 AM
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This is a very easy swap as all of the parts are available check out the above web site. There are numerous suppliers for the tri five Chevys,
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I think the V8s had a heavier spring suspension in the rear you might look into that. Actually you want a '57 rear end as it has heavier bearings also.
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