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Transmission compatability question?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 8Flatliner6, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. 8Flatliner6
    Joined: Feb 12, 2009
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    I'm planning to keep the stock 235 inline 6 in my '53 Bel Air, but I want to reduce weight by replacing my stock cast iron Powerglide automatic with a later aluminum Powerglide. The aluminum version was built for the later series of Chevy Sixes however (194-230-250-292), will the aluminum tranny bolt on my 235?
     
  2. JohnEvans
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  3. hotrod-Linkin
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    you are sol on that idea....unless you can get an adapter from speedway.
     
  4. 8Flatliner6
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    do you have a link?
     
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  6. HEATHEN
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    Won't bolt to the engine without an adapter, and also requires a newer open rear end and driveshaft. If you're going to go to that much trouble, treat yourself to something better than a two speed automatic.
     
  7. What he said !! Use a 350 Turbo or better yet a 200/700 R4 . With that engine you need all the gears you can get .
     
  8. d2_willys
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
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    Save yourself all the problems and put a 250 or 292 newer 6 and what Bob the Ferret suggested. By doing the engine swap you can have a nice way of putting a manual transmission in there too. Big issue is the open driveline, but fortunately you have leaf springs so it shouldn't be a big issue ala Buick torque tubes.

    If you still want to try an adapter try Wilcap or Bendtsens sites below.

    www.wilcap.com
    www.transmissionadapters.com

    Best o' luck!
     
  9. 53sled
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