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Old 01-09-2018, 11:35 AM   #1
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Engine/Tranny SWAP 216/4spd to 292/5spd 1948 chevy pickup

Just bought the 48 and would like to update to a 292 straight 6 with a later model 5spd tranny. Any suggestions, pointers, or otherwise positive feedback will be greatly appreciated. Please keep your criticism to yourself. Thanks
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:05 PM   #2
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Re: Engine/Tranny SWAP 216/4spd to 292/5spd 1948 chevy pickup

Nice body! Excellent find!
Shouldn’t be hard to do. Make some side mounts for the motor and a new tranny mount. You’ll need to remove the bell housing mount.
What newer tranny you looking at?
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:33 PM   #3
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Re: Engine/Tranny SWAP 216/4spd to 292/5spd 1948 chevy pickup

I did a 50 about 25 years ago and we had to do some fire wall work due to the new 6 was longer and taller. We did not want to cut the front and move the radiator and wanted to keep the four blade fan.
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Re: Engine/Tranny SWAP 216/4spd to 292/5spd 1948 chevy pickup

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Nice body! Excellent find!
Shouldn’t be hard to do. Make some side mounts for the motor and a new tranny mount. You’ll need to remove the bell housing mount.
What newer tranny you looking at?
Thinking a T5.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:32 AM   #5
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Re: Engine/Tranny SWAP 216/4spd to 292/5spd 1948 chevy pickup

T5 will work. You could even bolt one up to your 216.
And a 235 would bolt in too. Lots of speed parts for a 235.
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Re: Engine/Tranny SWAP 216/4spd to 292/5spd 1948 chevy pickup

you prolly gonna have to get rid of the closed drive rear axle also;
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you prolly gonna have to get rid of the closed drive rear axle also;
Perhaps not!
There’s adaptors for that too.
But likely a good idea to swap out the complete drivetrain.
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Re: Engine/Tranny SWAP 216/4spd to 292/5spd 1948 chevy pickup

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Perhaps not!
There’s adaptors for that too.
But likely a good idea to swap out the complete drivetrain.
Adapters to adapt a 5 spd trans to a Closed Driveline???
Far out!
I'd like to see that!
I bet they sell a bunch of them!
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Re: Engine/Tranny SWAP 216/4spd to 292/5spd 1948 chevy pickup

Patrick’s has one for a newer 4 speed.
http://www.patricksantiquecars.com/c...uto-parts.html

I saw a thread on the HAMB about the 5 speed. Can’t find it now. I’ll search some more.
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That's just too cool!
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Re: Engine/Tranny SWAP 216/4spd to 292/5spd 1948 chevy pickup

Found some more.
You might be able to search on the HAMB too.
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...256226/page-12
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