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what transmission can i use fro my chevy 235 inline 6

Hi I have a 1954 chevy Bel air and i want to keep the 235 in-line 6 it has but would like to change the transmission.What transmission can i use for it?

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Standard or automatic?
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Look Here.
http://www.adchevy.com/techtips/t5swap/
Looks pretty cut and dried. As for an automatic....
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Automatic

Automatic transmission
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carlos 1950s,

If you want to change to a newer transmission it will be tough with the old 235. You could change to a standard transmission but you will need to change the bellhousing. Add clutch linkage and shift linkage. The steering column will need to be changed also. And you will need to install a pilot bushing in the crankshaft. Then have a driveshaft built to fit.
A LOT OF WORK but all possible with enough time and money.

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First thing you need to do is confirm you have a 1954 motor. Don't take anything for granted, there is a very good posibility that your original motor was replaced with a later one.

I find it hard to believe that no one makes an adapter. Do some research and I think you will find something.

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Here is one I found in 30 seconds on Google. http://www.transmissionadapters.com/Pricing.htm

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Lots of people playing this game at www.inliners.org ... check out their forum.
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I also would look for a t5 out of a 80s camaro with a v8. Don't for get to get the bellhousing and clutch slave.
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i want to make it automatic.

But what if i want to make it automatic?
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Hi I have a 1954 chevy Bel air and i want to keep the 235 in-line 6 it has but would like to change the transmission.What transmission can i use for it?
If you're going to go w/an automatic transmission, my opinion is to do it right and use a TH2004R. Adaptor ($350) and starter ($60)- http://stoveboltengineco.com/ Prolly others as well.

Of course you can also use the cast iron Powerglide that was used behind the 235 originally...
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Don't forget that it is a torque tube drivetrain. if you go late model, then you need a rear end and drive shaft also... If you just want an automatic and to retain the torque tube, then the Powerglide from a '50-'54 Chevy will be what you want..
Factory applications in later ( '55- up ) models sometimes required adapters for the powerglides and they work for mating up newer Chevy trans also. I'v seen them from time to time on Ebay, but they are made of cast iron
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I'd say go with a Muncie M-22. But since you inquired about an automatic, I'd try to source a cast iron Powerglide.
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