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49 54 chevy truck v8 swap

I've finally gotten around to mounting a Chevy with a Turbo attached. I have a new engine cross-member and a new cross-member for the tranny. Some quick measurements seem to indicate a space problem between the stock cross member the cross member at the back of the engine compartment where the rear of the old 6 cyl was attached - might be called the 'bell housing cross member. This member is rivoted onto the side rails of the frame on my truck.

The turbo will possibly just fit between this cross member and the firewall but will be close. I have seen on some of the truck sites that this cross member is cut out. I'm hoping someone will have some suggestions on this I'm somewhat reluctent to cut it.

The new crossmember I ordered for the motor and tranny bolt in - not welded and would not want to depend on them to secure the rails. Any recommendations would be apprediated. Thats the same way I installed mine. I welded the motor mount and bolted the tranny cross mount. Good luck, Mike. Cut it out. It is not necessary with the other cross members. Leave an inline 6 for Nate! Just a thunk ya knowit's your truck so build it how you want. Guilty As Charged! You and I both know it's easily done.

Few ever need the V-8 they so lust for. Joined: Dec 17, Messages: Location: Dixieland! However the 6 aint cheap, nobody is willing to give away hand me down speed parts for the 6. The few, The proud, The expensive Inline 6s. Goddammitt Big Tim! I'll say that '61 sure looks nice! Joined: Feb 18, Messages: LaTroca52Oct 10, She really ran good when I had it. Progress on the V8: Have cut out the crossmember, removed the rearend, have the new motor x-member ready as well as a tranny x-member but ran into a few issues.Gain extra benefits by becoming a Supporting Member Click here find out how!

Headers for '54 Chevy V8 conversion. Send Private Topic View Profile. Attachment: DSCN JPG Execution time: 0. All times are GMT Pacific. Current time is PM Top. Attach Photos to Posts. Contact Us. My Cookies. Frequently Asked Questions. Forum Rules. This one will be a bit dimmed down, due to my internet failing on me while attempting to post this last time. I've been aroused for a while now by the idea of replacing my exhaust manifolds with some headers. The real problem is the lack of space due to the air vent tubes and many other things in the way.

I was just wondering what kind of headers you V8 conversion guys have chosen to go with. I know I have seen Sanderson Headers advertised to fit these earlier Chevys but I haven't heard much about their quality or how difficult of a fit it might be.

49 54 chevy truck v8 swap

I would really love if I was able to install some long tube headers, but I know this just might be a little far fetched. Anyways, I'd really appreciate if someone could send me in the right direction with all of this.

Thanks, Colton. Proud owner of a '54 Chevy 2Dr Hardtop. I think the inner fender wells would need to be cut up for the long tube headers to exit. Yeah I figured that's what I would have to do for long headers, don't really want to cut her up. Any specific model of Sanderson's that you guys think would work best?

I have a Mustang II and the headers are for a camero.Gain extra benefits by becoming a Supporting Member Click here find out how! Headers for '54 Chevy V8 conversion.

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1947-54 Chevy 3100 Truck S-10 Frame Swap

All times are GMT Pacific. Current time is AM Top. Attach Photos to Posts. Contact Us. My Cookies. Frequently Asked Questions. Forum Rules. This one will be a bit dimmed down, due to my internet failing on me while attempting to post this last time. I've been aroused for a while now by the idea of replacing my exhaust manifolds with some headers.

The real problem is the lack of space due to the air vent tubes and many other things in the way. I was just wondering what kind of headers you V8 conversion guys have chosen to go with. I know I have seen Sanderson Headers advertised to fit these earlier Chevys but I haven't heard much about their quality or how difficult of a fit it might be. I would really love if I was able to install some long tube headers, but I know this just might be a little far fetched. Anyways, I'd really appreciate if someone could send me in the right direction with all of this.

Thanks, Colton. Proud owner of a '54 Chevy 2Dr Hardtop. I think the inner fender wells would need to be cut up for the long tube headers to exit. Yeah I figured that's what I would have to do for long headers, don't really want to cut her up.

Any specific model of Sanderson's that you guys think would work best? I have a Mustang II and the headers are for a camero. I don't know for sure which year they are for, but can find out if you are interested. They are the shorty type that dump to the rear, just behind the engine. I wanted the long tube, but the ones I tried would not work. I also used the and R4 transmission. I cut the front support to clear the exhaust pipes. There is plenty of room for the fresh air tubes unless you mount an air conditioner as I did.

Maybe these photos will help you. I should have added on mine that I have problems changing the plugs. The tubes for the third plug on each side make it almost impossible to change the plugs. I really like the looks of my headers, but the plugs are a pain to change.

Installing V8 into 1951 Chevy 1/2 ton

I have been thinking of changing to headers like yours. Edited by Red58Cameo on PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.This site is how I did an S frame swap for my Chevy truck. The pages will cover all parts of the project. I looked all over and found forums with pieces of the information needed, but no comprehensive source.

I decided to put together a site detailing the steps I took along the way. There is no reason to be intimidated of restoring a truck yourself, or spending tens of thousands to have someone else do the restoration. If you follow the steps in this guide, you can restore a sweet truck all by yourself, in your garage. My truck is a Chevy according to the title, but based on the serial number, its actually a I was able to get the truck from an estate sale in rural Missouri.

It had been owned by a farmer and he had kept it in a large metal building since The farmer was a Ford guy so I was surprised to see this truck among the Fords. The truck was pretty complete and a nice candidate for restoring. I bought it and put it in my garage. It sat there for 3 years, before I began the process. My vision was to have a classic looking patina truck, with modern foundation underneath or RestoMod as its known.

I could either upgrade my original frame or do an S frame swap. If I kept the original frame, I would need to replace the following: Front Suspension, Rear Suspension with new shocks and springs, add power steering, add power brakes and change the rear end. Once I starting adding up all the parts up, the cheaper route was going to be doing the S10 frame swap. I decided to do the S10 swap because it is the cheapest method I found to get modern day suspension and brakes.

The S10 chassis also has the benefit of repair parts availability at any auto parts store. I hope this guide helps you and saves another old truck. Skip to content This site is how I did an S frame swap for my Chevy truck.Eckler's is open, shipping daily and ready to meet all of your automotive needs.

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49 54 chevy truck v8 swap

Select your vehicle to verify fitment. Select a vehicle to verify fitment. Select Vehicle. Part Add to Buildlist. Click to Login. Motor Mount Type:. Adapter Mount. Application Compatibility:. Engine Swap. Attachment Style:. Mount Material:. Mount Finish:. Zinc Plated. Bushing Included:. Hardware Included:. Part :. Sold in Quantity:. Ground shipping only in the contiguous US.There are several reasons that ' Chevys were always seen more as custom bait than hot rod material.

One of those is the fact that they all came with straight-six power. Oh sure, the sixes could be made to run strong with speed parts particularly if you swapped in a big inline GMCbut it wasn't the same as having a Rocket Olds, a hopped-up flathead, or in later years a small-block Chevy under the hood. These days, ' Chevys are still good candidates for projects because they're relatively plentiful, fairly affordable, and darn nice lookin' to boot.

But the desire for V-8 power remains, especially in this era of cross-country journeys and mph speed limits. Fortunately, swapping in a Chevy V-8 and modern transmission is easier than ever thanks to aftermarket parts like the new engine mounts and transmission crossmembers made by Walton Fabrication.

We recently cruised up to Walton's facility in Upland, California, to watch the installation of these new parts in a '54 Chevy. The Walton engine mounts require weld-in installation, but have a convenient design feature in the form of locating holes that align with holes on the Chevy frame to ensure proper placement. The mounts will work with stock suspensions as well as many aftermarket IFS kits.

The transmission crossmember bolts in using existing holes, but is also welded at a couple of mounting points.

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It features a bolt-in transmission mount plate for easy tranny removal that can be adjusted to accept nearly any GM transmission from a Powerglide to an electronic overdrive. Of course, installing a newer transmission means you'll be converting to an open driveline, so you'll also need a new driveshaft and different rearend to complete your V-8 and transmission swap.

Now more than ever it's easy to have a V-8 in your Chevy. Check out the photos and see for yourself. Now you can have a V-8 in your ' Chevy without the headache of fabricating your own brackets. Walton Fabrication offers engine mounts and a transmission crossmember that are easy to install and fit like factory components. The engine mounts are simple, sturdy and well constructed. They'll work for both small-block and big-block Chevy engines although big-blocks may require relocation of the radiator.

The holes in the lower flange help align the mounts on the frame. The factory engine mount brackets are riveted to the frame, and should be removed prior to installation.

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The Walton engine mounts can then be clamped to the frame. Bolts are inserted through the alignment holes to properly locate the brackets. The bracket shown is on the passenger side--the driver's side is a mirror image.


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