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Username Post: '48 Chevy fleetline 350 swap questions        (Topic#343770)
bigbry230 
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04-03-17 07:25 PM - Post#2684865    

Hi all
I am new owner of the 1948 Chevy fleetline aerosedan and I am thinking of swapping a v8 into it. I want to modify as little as possible. Has anyone done this swap? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Bryan



 
lofat46 
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04-04-17 05:39 AM - Post#2684928    
    In response to bigbry230

Bryan, Congrats on your purchase. This is a simple, straight forward swap. First thing is get yourself a catalog for Chassis Engineering out of Iowa. One stop shop for everything you need from motor and trans mounts, new suspensions, everything. Best thing, it's all bolt in so there is very little change to the original frame, maybe drilling a few extra holes. Good luck.

www.chassisengineeringinc.com

1946 Chevy Fleetmaster 4-door Street Rod



Edited by lofat46 on 04-04-17 05:40 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Broo102 
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04-04-17 08:43 PM - Post#2685055    
    In response to bigbry230

I used the "muffin top" type motor mounts for my V8 on my 47 convertible.. They bolted to the frame. Make sure your angle of the engine is 3 to 4 degrees down and your diff. is the same degrees going upward.


Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 
Fun Pain 
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04-06-17 11:39 AM - Post#2685270    
    In response to Broo102

keep us posted, and have fun.

1948 Cheverolet 2 Door Stylemaster Corvette
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Broo102 
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04-08-17 03:22 PM - Post#2685646    
    In response to Fun Pain

Beautiful set up with a lift like that!

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 
bigbry230 
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04-15-17 07:42 AM - Post#2686728    
    In response to Broo102

Hey guys. Thanks for all the advice! This may be a stupid question but do I have to modify the steering column with this swap? I'd like to keep the car looking as close to stock as possible with the hood down.



 
Broo102 
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04-15-17 01:42 PM - Post#2686763    
    In response to bigbry230

I didnt on my 47 convert., and I have an X frame also. I could not shift the car on the column however. the shift linkage and shift box hit the corner of the head and valve cover. had to give that up and put my 4 speed on the floor. Still looks kind of original; used a old school looking shift handle and knob.

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 
Keith_Knox 
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04-15-17 06:40 PM - Post#2686795    
    In response to bigbry230

I used the engine, trans and rearend in a 47 I had in 1967. So long ago, I do remember I used a floor shifter for the 3 speed trans. Think I got it and the hydraulic clutch from JC Whitney.

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic.
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 
lofat46 
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04-17-17 05:48 AM - Post#2686957    
    In response to bigbry230

If you go to a Mustang II suspension then you will be changing over to a rack and pinion steering. However you can modify your stock column to mate to the R & P. Years ago I had a machine shop cut and spline my stock column to fit a factory type rag joint when I installed a later steering box on the stock frame. The same could be done to install a u-joint (a much better choice than a rag joint) to mate to the R & P. Another option is to get an aftermarket column form Ididit or Flaming River. One or both makes a column that is thin that resembles the stock column. They offer them in chrome or paintable.

1946 Chevy Fleetmaster 4-door Street Rod



 
Broo102 
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04-20-17 05:28 PM - Post#2687530    
    In response to lofat46

Bry
I used a Mustang II front with a Silverado front bracket so a serpentine belt system could be used.
the whole fit well.
Let me know if you need any pics or info
bru

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 
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