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Old 04-11-2003, 08:59 PM
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Question standard trans to ford big block

Can anyone help me I'm wanting to put a big block Ford into a '32 Ford sedan and make it a stick shift. I don't know what tranny or how to do the clutch linkage? Can anyone help me?

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Old 04-12-2003, 04:05 AM
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I'd stay with a Ford tranny, they are strong and it will be one less piece to fabricate/adapt. There are many ways to hook up the clutch linkage, but the simplest is with a hydraualic clutch system either adapted from a lter vehicle or an after market kit. You might also check some late model 'stang mags and see if someone offers an adapter to a late T-5 and then you could run the cable system.Room is tight but if you think it out as you assemble it you can get it in there.
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Not sure whcih BB Ford you want to use, but if it's an FE (332,352,390,427 etc.) look for a bellhousing out of a 60's Mustang, Comet or Fairlane that came with a 390. If you plan on running the engine real hard look at the Lakewood scattershields to protect yourself and they can be had with just about any trans/engine combo. Did a similar swap in the 60's and used a wheelbarrow to replace part of the firewall. Worked real good for clearance but go my butt whooped when my dad wanted to move some dirt.
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jalopy45,
Actually, I was thinking of a 429/460 size of big block but I would really like to have a 427c.i.. You know the ones that nascar outlawed back in the late 60's early 70's. You wouldn't happen to know where I could find at least a block of one. Let me know please. Thanks,
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