Ok, so after burning six quarts of oil, not starting 3 times, practically over heating when flooring it going up every long steep hill (there were a bunch of those), having to push it up a steep hill while six other cars are sitting behind me starring at me and ajs88 struggling for or lives(Fucking people these days), developing a leaky frieze plug and not being able to go over 70mph the whole way there and back to the HAMB drags. I am now thinking of doing a engine swap. Right now the 53 Dodge Meadowbrook has the 230 Flathead six with the standard 3spd trans column shift (no fluid drive) and a 3.54 gear rear end out of a 53 241 HEMI car. Stock master cylinder and clutch mount. I realize that I have several engine/tranny choices that I could do but I want to change as little as possible with the car. Everything would have to be Mopar there will be no SBC for 4 me. And it has to be a stick. As HEMI's are getting more expensive and harder to find by the minute I am serously thinking of the poor forgotten poly. I really don't want to put in an LA (273,318,340,360) because my dad has one in his car (I don't wanna copy.) and I think it lacks the traditional "feel". Sooo, Can I use the trans thats in the car? What about motor mounts? My car is made to fit the HEMI so they use the same mounts right? Are later polys different than early ones? Like 270 Vs 350. Or how about a Dodge poly vs a Chrysler poly. Were does the wide block 318 fit in to all of this? My dad had a 270 poly in a 55 dodge with the standard 3spd on the column, Is it the same trans as mine? I think 55 had swinging pedals? I want this to be as easy as possible. and as free as possible. (I'm 19 with a part time job. college is expensive.) Help me out! I know that there is a few poly freaks on the HAMB. Thanks.