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'48 chevy truck engine swap

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10-26-2006 19:57:37

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I want to swap out the old straight 6 on my 48 chevy thriftmaster truck for a chevy 350. I am looking for any helpful information about this swap; chassis modifications, electrical, transmission requirements needed?
any information would be great. Thanks!

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10-28-2006 17:19:51

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 Re: '48 chevy truck engine swap in reply to Greg, 10-26-2006 19:57:37  
This place sells the kit to make it a bolt in fix, look in >engine & trans mounts< no connection.

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10-26-2006 20:59:53

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 Re: '48 chevy truck engine swap in reply to Greg, 10-26-2006 19:57:37  
Actually it's an easy swap and the bellhausing from a v8 will mate to your transmission..check your front bearing retainer on the transmission, on some you will need to change to the later style like 55 to 57..you can measure to be sure..
motor mounts can be made, no problem, same with exaust... change everything to 12 volts..you can use mechanical oil and temp guages.. If you want to change to a later transmission and rear end, that's easy also....if you need more help, post back and someone will help...

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10-27-2006 19:56:01

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 Re: Re: '48 chevy truck engine swap in reply to Billy, 10-26-2006 20:59:53  
Your '48 already has mechanical oil pressure and temperature gauges, but for a gauge that will handle the higher oil pressure of a full pressure engine, get a gauge from a GMC - late '47 through early '55 will fit right in.

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