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small block in 49 stude truck...suggestions

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Randall the vandal, May 16, 2008.

  1. Randall the vandal
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 12

    Randall the vandal

    got a 2r10 i want to put a 350 w/auto frills. never done it before so any suggestions short of doin a camaro sub frame or mustang II. don't mind keepin the straight axle, just want to do it cheap as possible. this truck is goin to be a beater / bar hopper so it aint got to be pretty. enlighten my white ass!
  2. speedtool
    Joined: Oct 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,541


    As I understand from a fellow here in town 80's Firebird suspension "practically bolts on", front & back.
    Of course, he put a 289 Ford in his.

    Have you checked the Studebaker Driver's Club forum?
    Don't the purists - rods are OK.
  3. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,099

    from California

    I know a guy who had a 283 and a 5 speed in his Stude. kept the axle and I believe he even had the stock brakes. drove the snot out of that truck. so I figure everything needed to rebuild the brakes and front end must be available still.
  4. weez
    Joined: Dec 5, 2002
    Posts: 860


    Von Franco had a Camaro clip put in his (used to be mine, now it's his wife's truck)

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