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SBC in a 46 Ford Sedan

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by shilde6, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. What do I have to do to fit a small block chevy in a 46 Ford sedan. I'm just looking into what needs to be adapted.


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  2. 416Ford
    Joined: Mar 28, 2007
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    What do I have to do

    Try the search function. :)
    What suspension do you have and what transmission will you be using?
     
  3. Don's Hot Rods
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    from florida

    Yep, not enough info. Is your suspension bone stock or are you using an IFS kit ? What type of transmission ?

    Don
     
  4. As Don states above-There are few things to think about
    -radiator
    -standard or manual trans(stock or later model with open drive?)
    -exhaust
    - front suspension-stock axle ,MII or other?
    -front motor mounts adapted to the flathead mounts or side mounts bolted or welded to the frame?
     
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  5. The good news is -A Chevy fits in that Ford engine bay very well-there's just a few different ways you can do it.
     
  6. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
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    from Phoenix,AZ

    Last edited: Jun 19, 2014
  7. It's a turbo 350 trans. I guess if I put in a mustang 2 I can just get one to mount a SBC too


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  8. With the front dizzy comes the front oil pump... Right where the cross member sits.

    How you can have brand loyalty as a hot rodder, that makes no sense to me... Whatever makes it go faster, looks better and is handy gets used.
     
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  9. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
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    Oil pan problem solved by using a Bronco rear sump pan.Give Butch a call for install info.
     
  10. You might want to look through the Chassis Engineering catalogue-They make some nice mounts that will work with your engine/trans combo and allow you to use your stock axle/wishbone or a dropped axle and split bone setup. Chassis Engineering has a lot of 'bolt in' components if you dont have access to a welder. Other aftermarket suppliers have these components also
    You will need to change your driveline to an 'open' shaft with that transmission-If you are using the stock rear banjo-there is a conversion kit out there for that too.
     
  11. I run a Chassis Enginering setup plus a C.E. bolt in Mustang ll front end with power rack and adjustable front coils.
    The original builder did the right thing.
    Prior to this I was living in a straight axle world.
    Made "more" than a world of difference.
    My ZZ4 fell into place and everything else followed. iphone pictures 056.JPG
     

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