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Old 01-20-2002, 05:34 AM
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I am thinking of building a 1934 ford pickup hiboy with a 265 with iron power glide but have been told that it would not work due to low weightof the body ,the rear end is an 8 inch ford as i live in the england we have to build with what we can
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Old 01-22-2002, 07:28 PM
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what part were you told wouldnt work? "low weight of the body"? i do not understand why it wouldnt work there's nothing more simple than a small block and an auto trans ... if you meant something else please explain because these guys here know their stuff..
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I would believe that you acquired the 265 smallblock chevy and the cast iron powerglide from the original late 50's vehicle. I would not use this combination only due to availibility of some parts. You may notice that the starter is actually on the transmission and there is no provision for locating a starter on the engine block on these early engines. The flywheel is also unique to this arrangment. Also the 265 did not use the later standard motor mount 3 bolt arrangment located on the side of the block. The 265 has ear type engine mounts that bolt to the front of the both sides of the engine. I would sell this combo to someone else and get a later model 283/327 or 350 engine with either a aluminum powerglide or turbo 350 trans. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PROJECT.
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