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Chevy 283 engine to a 350 Turbo trans

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 41 Ford pick-up, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. 41 Ford pick-up
    Joined: Jul 15, 2010
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    41 Ford pick-up
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    from NE Pa

    I have a 1960 Chevy 283 engine and want to put a 350 turbo trans to it--but will not bolt up to engine bell housing have a 1 1/2 '' space between engine and trans---flywheel and flexplate-( small 13'' flywheel) hits--also what year starter to use-stagger bolt pattern---looking for person who has this combination and what did they do--Thanks
     
  2. OLIVER BROS GARAGE
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    As long as you have "NOTHING" bolted on to the back of the block a 350/400 turbo trans "WILL" bolt right up!
     
  3. cvstl
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    Take the flywheel off and bolt flex plate on.....
     
  4. gonejunking
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    is the torque converter all the way into the tranny?
     
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  5. plymouth1952
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    what he said I did this back in 78 worked well
     
  6. squirrel
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    use one or the other...flywheel for standard trans, flexplate for automatic. not both.

    63-80something starter should work, ask for one for a 307 engine from about 1970 with the th350 trans in a midsize car (chevelle/nova)
     
  7. onedge
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    no flywheel. flexplate with atuo tranny .
     
  8. Desoto291Hemi
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    You are using a Chevy 350 tranny ,, Right?
    Should bolt directly to the block.

    Tommy
     
  9. ryno
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    did you remove the stock adapter that was used from the factory on your then power glide?
     
  10. 40Standard
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    it's a natural fit. 350 turbo to a 283
     
  11. Lobucrod
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    IT will bolt right up. Sounds like the torque convertor is not all the way in. You might have to use the larger diameter flywheel cause not all the 283 blocks have one of the correct holes for the starter housing that works with the small flywheel. Before installing the tranny make sure you have the starter/flywheel combo worked out.
     
  12. 61 chevy
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    use flexplate only with auto trans, you do know that dont you? :confused:
     
  13. SLAMIT
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    or check and make sure you dont have a BOP trans. but it sounds like you have some ohter issues. follow the advice the others have given and you sound be OK.
     
  14. propwash
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    why do you have a 13" flywheel in this assembly? and where did the 1½" spacer come from? You make it trying solve the problem? You must have some seriously long crank flange bolts to keep the flex plate AND flywheel in there.

    dj
     
  15. 55chevr
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    sounds like an Olds or Pontiac trans ... photo please
     
  16. dirtracer06
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    Pilot bushing left in the end of the crank, not allowing the input shaft of the tranny to slide into the crankshaft ?
     
  17. pictures help dude!
     
  18. OLIVER BROS GARAGE
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    Not on an automatic!
     
  19. dirtracer06
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    So did ya finger it out ?
     
  20. 1939STREETROD
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    Remove the adapter plate for the powerglide trans!!!!
     
  21. dirtracer06
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    Yep, that was a durrr moment.....:eek:
     
  22. 8 days and no info if it has been resolved. Lots of on the money replies, guess we will all keep waiting :(.
     
  23. 41 Ford pick-up
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    41 Ford pick-up
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    Thanks to everyone--problem solved-------
     
  24. 40Standard
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    what was wrong? we gotta know
     

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