Register now to get rid of these ads!

Swapping 322 for a 401 nailhead

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Dave_55, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Dave_55
    Joined: Mar 17, 2014
    Posts: 3

    Dave_55
    Member
    from Australia

    Does anyone know whats required to put a 401 engine and transmission out of a 59 Buick into a 55?(keeping all the original torque tube setup)
     
  2. Judd
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
    Posts: 1,894

    Judd
    Member

    Double check my information but I think you can use the 59 bell and maybe torque converter on the 55 trans. Or you may be able to use 59 trans as they were still torque tube drive and there were updates to the trans in 56 I think.
     
  3. Dave_55
    Joined: Mar 17, 2014
    Posts: 3

    Dave_55
    Member
    from Australia

    Yeah ok thanks, there's a 401 and auto trans for sale and I was planning to put them both in if it's not to much of a mission
     
  4. Lamb
    Joined: Jan 20, 2010
    Posts: 87

    Lamb
    Member

    Hey Dave, I'm in aussie land also.

    were you planning on selling the 322 when you put the bigger nail in?

    the engine mount bolting pattern is different but if the new engine comes with engine mounts attached it will probably bolt up? 322 is 3 bolt triangular pattern on the block and the 364/401's are 4 bolt.

    the bell housing etc. is all different so the fact the 401 has the trans still that's good.
     

  5. Dave_55
    Joined: Mar 17, 2014
    Posts: 3

    Dave_55
    Member
    from Australia

    Ok thanks, yeah but planning to keep the 322 anyway since it's the original engine.


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.