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Old 12-11-2009, 11:11 PM
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What size engine for 52 Chevy P/U?

I'm in the process of looking for an engine and was just wondering what size of engine would fit in a 52 Chevy 3600 without modifying the engine bay. I will be putting an IFS under the front which will open up a little space. Thanks in advance.

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You can put pretty much what ever you want in it. I would say your going to have to modify it a little to make a newer engine bolt in, but it shouldn't be that hard.
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If you are doing away with the stock steering box you can put just about anything you want without so much as ANY modifying of firewall or anything!

The stock steering box is the ONLY thing that gets in the way to speak of.

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I will be removing the stock steering box and installing a power steering. Thank you for the info. I'll probably be looking for a 5.7 or 6.0 350.

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If I could fit this in there with no real modifications, you can put just about anything you want in there.

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You can fit just about any motor you want to put.. BBC sounds really good..
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Like the others have said, just about anything you want. I had a little 283 sbc in my 54 GMC but what you put in yours will depend on what you want to do with it. Just remember, the more power you end up with the more mods. you will have to make to the chassis and running gear to contain it.

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Well I think I'm going to go with the 350 because I don't have the money to build anything with crazy power. I'm planning on putting a good 5 or 6 spd tranny in it possibly a T-56. I am also looking at a 10 bolt Chevy rear. All things are coming from salvage yards to cut costs and I am going to rebuild everything myself to spread the costs. I am also planning on boxing the frame so if I do come across a great engine in the coming years I won't have to tear everything down to make the frame strong enough to handle the power. If anybody has any advice on this setup any and all information is very welcome as this is my first build and I'm only an E-5 in the USAF so money is not exactly abundant lol. Thanks.

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If I could fit this in there with no real modifications, you can put just about anything you want in there.

Nice hemi.
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Nice hemi.
Wish I still had that truck. A neighbor came by one day even before I had a chance to paint and finish the bed and made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Guess I'll just have to settle for this one that's in the deuce I'm building.



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Centerline, I like your paint schemes. What engine paint do you use? A friend of mine has a hemi that needs some cleaning up with a fresh finish.
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