Engine and Tranny

New 350 Engine

I chose to buy a brand new 350 Chevy engine from the local Chevrolet dealer, as my goal for this truck is to build a nice commuter as well as a nice cruiser. Some of my faster friends don't understand my logic, but that is okay. This engine is a 250 horse engine, that I have top off with an Eldebrock performer manifold, 650 Carter AFB polished carburetor, and Mallory Unilite distributor. I have painted the engine Chevy Orange, and added chrome Chevrolet valve cover and air cleaner. I have also added mid-sixties ram horn exhaust manifolds.

engine installed

Well, here it is installed, changed the ramhorn for sanderson shortys.
Rebuilt 700r4 Tranny

The transmission is a rebuilt 700r4 from a 1997 truck. A mild shift kit was added. A B&M torque convert lock-up kit will allow use of the 700r4 without installing a computer. I still have some research to do about modifying the shifter linkage on the tilt column to be able to have the four drive positions, and will probably have a new column mounted shift indicator made. Also need to have and new one-piece driveshaft made.

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