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Projects 1953 bel air engine swap

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Local104, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Local104
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
    Posts: 40

    Local104
    Member
    from norte ca

    how hard is it to swap a 235 to a 327 engine? any info will help thanks guys
     
  2. AAFD
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 585

    AAFD
    Member
    from US of A

    It's been done a million times and talked about here a thousand times. Walton makes motor mounts if you're a bolt-in kind of guy or you can make your own frame mounts and modify the stock trans crossmember. Gotta ditch the closed driveline rear axle in favor of open driveline. Camaro's & S-10's are good rear end donors. You have to trim the vertical firewall supports to clear the motor and ditch the stock parking break assembly. Use a 55-57 Radiator, they fit with minor modification and cool better than the stock '53-54 radiator. Also must use rear exit driver's side manifold to clear stock pitman arm.
     

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