I'm not one to be able to do a good build thread, but I will give it a try. First post is just some backround info on what style of swap, and why. My favorite AMT model as a kid, around 1960, was the 3-in-1 40 Ford coupe. I sure didn't need another big project, but I found myself looking at 40 coupes at the many old time hotrod shows we have here in Southern New England.. and, the first real hotrod I saw in person, around 1962, was a dark emerald green metallic 40 Deluxe coupe with an overhead V8 at a grubby old car shop in my cousin's town. I was too young to know what motor it was, but the valve covers had no name, so it could have been a 57-58 Rocket. It was $600, and I was saving up for another AMT kit So, I ended up with a hamb 40 that has the stock column shift trans, but no motor. I did have a complete 1953 Olds standard shift motor and trans that I found this summer. The reasons I decided to use the Ford transmission are many; I did get to drive a column shifted 48 Plymouth woodie last year, and I liked it a lot. It fun to drive on the secondary roads around here, like a blast from the past. Like Paul once posted :"I like my cars to feel old". I am on the same page there. I also like trying to do things the old way, with old parts....and, this type of swap should be very simple...I think. I just got the car a couple of weeks ago and I really need to finish my other Olds powered hotrod this winter. I do have several large buildings, but I only have one heated work bay that I can't tie up with a non-running car. I'd have to push it outside and then go into the back of the longest building whenever I need the work bay. So, this car has to get yard drivable in a week. It won't be clean or pretty right now, just drivable, so I can concentrate on rust repairs first. I will only do one or two more posts today, as I need to get out there to start making the pilot bearing adapter today.