I am thinking about putting a new 350 Chevy crate motor in my 1940 Ford, and I have some questions, as I have always run flatheads. 1- Are the modern SBC crate motors the same block as, say, an old 327? I have a transmission adapter to adapt a SBC to a stock '40 tranny..., will this adapter work with a modern 350 crate motor? 2- I will not be building a "hot rod." I just want more power. So I'm thinking of using just a two barrel carb, and I'm thinking of using 265 exhaust manifolds. They look like they will direct the exhaust in the right locations. Will 265 exhaust manifolds fit on to a modern 350 crate motor? 3- What I would really like to do, is put a rebuilt 327 in my '40, but that will cost me twice as much as a NEW 350 crate motor. So I'll put in a new crate motor if I can adapt it like I would an old 327. Your comments would be appreciated. Henry D.