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Username Post: 235 to 283 swap        (Topic#374932)
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Age: 42
Loc: Mebane NC
Reg: 05-01-24
05-01-24 08:04 PM - Post#2869377    

I have a 60 C10 that I am about to start slowly restoring. It currently has a 235 w/ 3spd transmission. I have a friend that is going to give me a 283 he took out of his 66 C10. Can you guys tell me what all I will need for the swap? I have a V8 horseshoe motor mount that I was told would work. I am not sure if I am going to keep the transmission or swap that for a 64/65 M20 4spd. I don’t have a lot of experience with all of this so any help would be greatly appreciated.


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05-06-24 06:09 PM - Post#2869583    
    In response to AntRiley

I swapped a 327 from a '65 Impala into my '65 C10 and that was a simple swap. That said, the '60-'62 uses different motor mounts so that part may not be as easy. What I Can tell you is that everything that bolts the motor to the transmission will directly swap over. The flywheel, clutch, bellhousing, etc will all work with the SBC. All I had to do was put a pilot bearing in the crank since my '327 came with an automatic. For the '63-'66, you can even re-use the motor mounts, but I don't know about the '60-'62.

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Loc: Montana
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05-08-24 10:35 AM - Post#2869666    
    In response to AntRiley

That 283 will not bolt up to the 235 bell housing. You'll have to find a truck V8 bell housing.

1964 SS 409/340 4 spd, bought new Oct '63 from Ken Boggs Chevrolet, Geraldine, Montana
1962 SS convertible, 327/250 4 spd
1956 IH pickup, 327

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05-12-24 10:31 AM - Post#2869760    
    In response to AntRiley

m20 is more work but worth it.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


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