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12-09-2012 06:45 PM
scheetz_21 Having problems with the headers clearing frame and gear box? What do u guys recommend???
12-04-2012 05:49 PM
Crosley scheetz-21:

I moved your post about cooling and other questions on this car to Hotrodding basics:

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12-04-2012 11:35 AM
scheetz_21 Haha that's half the fun! Idk it's my dads idea I'm going with bought the parts to do the conversion and hopefully have it done before Christmas w/out him knowing so if it does blow up the tranny we will deal with it then hahaha! I've don't that with built up Vw bug motors in our sand rails... Haha bug granny's don't like that much power and swapped it to a bus when u blew it..
12-04-2012 11:09 AM
boatbob2 48 ford transmission..........FORGET IT,first time you put the go pedal to the metal,you will be trying to find another trans,if youre going to go with a SBC Chevy,go with either a 350,400 or 700R4 trans (all are automatic) keep in mind that the X member that holds the trans mount,will have to be modified,OR,you will not be able to pull the trans without pulling the engine,cause the chevy trans,will fit partially into that X member..I have a 48 Ford coupe,and i had to modify mine...good luck...
12-04-2012 09:26 AM
OneMoreTime That particular swap has been done for many years now..did one about 35 years ago and as I remember if my memory does not fail me we used the flywheel and pressure plate from a chev and a Ford clutch far as i can remember the clutch disk was sourced at the local parts store by just looking through the pile and finding one that was the correct diameter and that fit..Seemed to work OK until we blew the trans several times. Grrrrr.. much better to go with the open drive line and it so happens the Ford ranger rear springs and all will go in just fine..A 302 with a C-4 goes in with only a small relief in the trans tunnel area and makes a nice cruiser..

12-04-2012 06:59 AM
scheetz_21 Another question ... Chevy flywheel need to be from a manual Chevy too? Or just have the correct amount of teeth...
12-04-2012 06:18 AM
scheetz_21 So that I'm using the stock tranny I should be good? But speed way show a brace like the flat head used where it mounts to the frame? So I need that or where do the new monts mount on the 350??? It's all bolt on correct?
12-04-2012 06:08 AM
more rambling

I don't know what 40's ford pickups with the open drive line used for motor mounts , when a stick trans with open drivelines were installed in a car you could get some clutch chatter because of the engine moving foreward and backward, the stock torque tube drive shaft bolted to the back of the transmission, keeping it from moving. In the old days there was a fix . There were U shaped brackets with a bolt in the bottom of the U that you slipped over the ctock ford front motor mount rubber "biscuits". You could tighten the bolt to preload the mount. I don't know how good they worked. I don't think my son used any when he had a flat head Merc in his 50 ford pickup.
12-04-2012 06:03 AM
scheetz_21 So what is that brace in the front of the motor?? And so I should not use speed way motor mounts? Cuz the way it will put weight on the tranny?
12-04-2012 05:58 AM
mounts, speedway 916180005

My computer (actually my wife's desk top ) did not like the link , mabe popup's blocked..Good point about the motor mounts. the speedway front mounts or the old Hurst type, they work ok for hooking up the chevy to the flat head trans or for using the 50's chevy short transmissions that had mounts on the bell housings, The T 5 has the mount near the rear of the trans and with that transmission the engine should use the later mount location near the center of the chevy block. streatching out with a mount at the front of the engine and the trans at the back is not good, Rod and Custom and or Streetrodder magazines had several page articles about putting a T 5 behind a flat head, last year, I don't know what they recommended for motor-trans mounts, My old 46 ford truck has a Lincoln Y block and a truck trans that bolts up with stock ford parts. I just skimmed thru the articles I think there are motor mount kits for the chevy that use the center locations for motor mounts. bolt ons could be removed if they would cause interference when the flathead goes back in.
12-04-2012 05:35 AM
scheetz_21 http://http://static.speedwaymotors....neMounting.gif

I don't know if the picture showed up on last post so here's the link
12-04-2012 05:32 AM
scheetz_21 So what about the engine mount? Number 1

12-03-2012 08:30 PM
scheetz_21 Sweet!!! Thanks guys!
12-03-2012 08:17 PM
speedway part numbers

the speeddway part no for the engine to trans 7200392
the speeddway part no for the engine to frame motor mount 91618005. read their instructions. it tells which chevy flywheel to use , and speedwway has a whole assortment of clutches. you will probably need some new cushions and mabe more frame brackets..
since he plans on running with the flathead eventually I would put in a the chevy engine with T 5 5 speed transmission with the S 10 shifter, convert to an open drive line or newer rear end, then when the flathead is ready, adapt the flathead to the T 5, It's a newer all synchro trans stronger than the old fords, amd the T 5 has the overdrive gear ratios.
12-03-2012 02:53 PM
scheetz_21 I'm only seeing adapters for a different tranny behind the flat head... Lol maybe I'm retarded but not finding em.. And so the clutch off the flat head will go back on ? And for a flywheel??
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