I put a 427 side oiler (crate engine: buyer died, his bro sold me the engine CHEAP after I fixed his '42 Dodge Power Wagon) I prepared to install it into my white '54 Ford coupe. A mechanic of mine prodded me to go ahead with it (I was service Mgr at a Lincoln/Mercury dealer, Gene was a young Ford freak) Gene had a '58 332 bellhousing, flywheel, and loads of parts...engine was a literal bolt-in, we used exhaust manifolds that were 'scary close' to my upper control arms, built an exhaust system. Had to use the stock '54 overdrive tranny, recall a bracket we made for the clutch 'equalizer' bar. Started on it Friday night, Car was running Sunday. (lots of stuff to 'finish', but running and 'tuned'. First race I had was a fast 312 powered '56 Vic, black and white. Didn't even 'get in it' in 1st, just shifted easily, then bared down on the throttle and passed him, tires breaking traction. (8.20 X 15 Uniroyals) The guy was shocked. I showed him the engine. "Pretty cool...", they said, "What a sleeper!" Wish I had that engine back...got another '54, assembling my new 406 as we speak! Some shit never changes.