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Old 10-24-2016, 01:43 PM   #6
mr48chev
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Re: Chevy 250 swap into 53 pickup

No the 250 won't bolt to the early bellhousing.

I've got photos of each of the bellhousings on my photobucket but Photobucket is down for maintenance right now.

I can't remember if the 70 bellhousing we had had mounts under it or used a trans mount when my son had the 70 longbed with a 250 in it. We swapped a smallblock into that one and didn't pull trans or bellhousing when we did it.

When running a manual trans I'd rather keep the crossmember and use one of the bellhousings that will bolt to it as cutting out the crossember weakens the frame and most often the weight of the cab pushes the cab mount brackets down until the front of the cab is sitting flat on the frame.
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