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Old 10-05-2002, 06:18 AM
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I have a '58 283 engine I would like to drop into my '82 S-10 PU!
It has the ORIGINAL bell housing, What can I do?
Can I use this bellhousing and what trans will it fit, manual or auto!
Or Is there a newer bellhousing out there somewhere that I can fit/adapt to use a newer (more modern) trans?
Has anyone done this, 283 into a S-10?
That would share some info./comments?
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Chevrolet V8 pattern transmissions will bolt to the 283........powerglide, Turbo 350, Turbo 400 700R4 ect.

I would recommend a Turbo 350. It will more than handle the 283, it is small in the floor hump area so it is easy to adapt. No clutch linkage to work out.

Just make sure that you have the three starter mounting bolt holes for a starter already drilled in the block. Some did not.
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I'm not a Chevy guy, but have done several in the shop lately and from the trans people I've talked to, they say a built 200r4 can handle about all the power you can give it. They are smaller and apparently cheaper to build, just food for thought.
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put a T-5 in that truck stick shift is more fun to drive faster off the line and gets better gas mileage. If your hell bent on and auto use a 700r4 gm has put them in s10's forever so you wont have to shorten a driveshaft. they can take a beating and there eaiser to find than 200-4r
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Never seen a 283 in an S-10, but a plethera of other sbc. All the parts are available aftermarket to do the swap. As for the transmission. A muncie, richmond, or saginaw, amoung others will fit the bell housing. If you want to ditch that and go auto, which I would suggest, any trans chevy put behind the sbc should work.

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I have never put a small block Chevrolet in a S 10 but have done a few Toyota pickups. The 200R and the 700R4 are too large. Yes they bolt up to the engine but are difficult to get in the hump area of the floor(lack of room). That's why I recommended a Turbo 350. Also clutch linkage can be difficult for a first time change over project.

Actually, a Powerglide fits the best but the 2 speeds forward are a drawback.

Another thing to consider before turning the first bolt is that a 1958 283 will be difficult to put the power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, and the alternator on the engine without having to purchase aftermarket brackets.

A later model 305 would be a better selection. It has mounting bolts and brackets that adapt more easily.
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I really am surprised and grateful for all of the suggestions/comments I have rec'd on my question!
No wanting to fight with the clutch linkage for the orginal S-10, T-5 trans, I will probably go with a "Build" 350, as suggested by two of the "Pro's"!
I was also pointed to some other sites and info regarding the swap!
ALL of THIS in ONE DAY!!!
Really a great bunch of "Car Guys" here!!
I am still open to any one who would share some info./comments?
It looks like a fairly long road but with the help, I hope to make it ....
Thanks, AGAIN
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I get a kick out of someone using an archaic engine in a late model vehicle. It's an neat idea.
Years ago a guy in Wichita Falls, TX put a Ford Flathead V8-60 with offy heads and 2-twos in a vega. He adapted some kind of British? 4-speed to it and used a Halibrand QC rear. He loved to watch the look on station attendents' faces when he told them to check the oil and water. And you can imagine what people wondered when they rolled up behind him and saw that Halibrand!
I've got a 59A flathead and a Flatomatic kit for it. Always thought it would be cool to put in a Falcon, even n early Fairlane or Mustang. Just a thought.
Speaking of small block Chevies, a friend of mine once spent a good bit of money building a 57 283 and had it and 4speed on the hoist in the hole(a 64 Chevy BelAir) when he found out that the 55-57 engines have no side engine mount bosses. We laughed until we cried...
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