I already found a way to mount a later 235,and a rearend in my 1953 Chevrolet car,however the transmission is the problem,using the original clutch housing. Hotrod Works makes an adapter to use a t-5 from a s-10,and after I contacted them they said a regular chevy 3-speed will not work because the input shaft is to short and I already have the trans. Any suggestions to retain the original housing and a later 3-speed having a mount on it,the housing has a different bolt pattern from 1949-1954 to later trans. ?
jimmy51,Years ago I ran a 327 with a 39 ford gear box in my 1940 ford.I used an extendion from the trans shaft to the pilot bearing, which I was able to buy. If the distance between the output shaft, and the pilot bearing is short,you may have a machine shop machine the shaft for you,the female end on the trand,the male end will fit into the pilot bearing.Just a thought.
Thanks,I will keep that in mind,I have not taken it apart yet,but I want to have everything ready or at least close,jimmy51