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Username Post: Small Block Chevy with turbo 400 mounting        (Topic#356923)
New2the48 
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Reg: 06-20-19
06-22-19 05:05 PM - Post#2769005    

Has anybody put a sbc with a turbo 400 in a 48 fleetmaster? If so how did you mount the transmission and engine?



 


Keith_Knox 
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06-22-19 05:52 PM - Post#2769007    
    In response to New2the48

Welcome to ChevyTalk


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1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
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lofat46 
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Loc: Bloomingdale, IL
Reg: 08-12-13
06-22-19 06:48 PM - Post#2769011    
    In response to New2the48

Welcome to Chevy Talk. I put a sbc and Turbo 350 in my ‘46 Fleetmaster. I used motor mounts from Chassis Engineering, now part of Heidt’s. They bolt to the frame. I then cut out the middle of the cross member between the two k-member braces. I then made a removable cross member out of 1/4 inch plate that bolted in using the 4 holes in the K-member. The Turbo 350 trans mount ended up dead center in the plate. With a Turbo 400 you may have to put an extension on the rear of the plate. You will have to modify the trans tunnel to clear the 400 or a 350. Another option is to cut it the K member and put in a universal trans mount. Check out the Chassis Engineering stuff, makes putting in a V8 and auto trans pretty easy.





Edited by lofat46 on 06-22-19 06:49 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
New2the48 
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06-23-19 12:17 PM - Post#2769067    
    In response to lofat46

Thanks for the replys. I've looked into the chassis engineering stuff I'm thinking maybe a dropped crossmember might do the trick if not I got Powerglide on the shelf ready to go don't really want to start chopping the car up if I don't have to.



 
Broo102 
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Loc: Huntington Beach, CA.
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06-24-19 09:45 PM - Post#2769195    
    In response to New2the48

I installed a SBC in my 47 Convertible with T-10 4 speed. Trans took some doing!

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


 
lofat46 
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Loc: Bloomingdale, IL
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06-25-19 04:51 AM - Post#2769201    
    In response to New2the48

Unless you already have the T400, I would consider using a T350 or possibly a 200R4 overdrive trans. Both are smaller than the 400 so easier to fit and are plenty strong enough for a sbc. The 200R4 is a little longer than a 350.





 


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