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Putting a V8 350 in a 1953 Chevy 210

Hi, anyone know how I can get started researching how a chevy 350 V8 will fit in a 1953 Chevy model 210 ? I would also like to add a gM 400 trans and will probably need a new drive shaft and rear end. I am not sure where to begin....

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350/350 Ford 9" rear end and disc/disc converson with Sanderson headers, remember that Sanderson, cause you'll need a set too. I didn't install the 350 so I don't know where he got the kit from but I know you might ask the people at: www.chevytalk.com


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Here is some info that should help,Its a fairly easy swap you need to change out the rear end I used a rear end from a 57 chevy your car has the torque tube rear end,then take the cross member out and get one from a lemans play with it a bit and it works perfect .Then you need toeither use the frame section from a nova ,camaro,or corvette have that welded in (or I believe they sell a direct bolt in one from summit this would actually be easier I used the Vette because I wanted the rack & pinion I used the radiator From A 57 chevy because had the automatic tranny cooler. I than rewired the complete car using a painless kit my motor is carburated with efi ignition also on the original firewall you need to cut off the 2 arrow shaped pieces that go up and down closest to the center of firewall at both sides you dont have to butcher the whole firewall. If you have any auto knowledge this is a fairly easy job that can be totally completed in around 10 hrs
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There's a few guys using S10 rear axles in their early 50's Chevy V8 swaps around here.
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rear axle location.

I left the stock 6 in my 53, added dual exhaust, hi lift rockers, bigger carb. and then sold it. I remember reading the the rear spring locator pin is offset. to get the rear end centered in the wheel opening. drill a new hole in the spring pad , or I think there might be an adaptor plate. and you can order new springs with different sprin pin location.
google 53 chevy rear end swap
and you will get lots of hits. here's a discussion from the Hamb forum
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The factory suspension will hold the V8 just fine and has for many early V8 conversions.. '53-62 Corvettes used the same suspension in the front
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