I modified 67-72 linkage to work with my 62 frame.
Here's what I ended up doing.
Didn't use this.
Hooked up my Lokar AutoTranny Dipstick.
Installed a Moroso Th350 pan gasket.
Slid the Torque Converter on ( clunk, clunk, clunk ), and then...
After doing much research, I ordered a Lokar Dipstick. Fit very nicely. Started the engine again to make double sure I got all my leaks sealed up....
Had a little wicking of oil up through some of the intake manifold bolts. I took the three out that were leaking. One at a time. Wiped them down...
Lightly used a 2" grinding wheel to knock down those chisel marks, and then used some Indian head gasket shellac and lightly tapped it back in.
Having things apart, I found one of my oil leaks. Someone at one time looks to have used a chisel or something to install the cam plug. But then...
Yep, I'm determined to get the th350 installed and have it drivable by spring.
Tacked on Captainfab's axle perches.
Bolted them up, tightly, then tacked them permanently.
I'll pull it back out tomorrow to weld them up...
Got Captainfab's axle perches/saddles mocked up today.
I approached it very similar to how I did the 14-bolt on my 3/4 ton service box truck.
So, I was mocking up the Th350 so I could figure up my driveshaft length, and as many times as I checked, I never really felt comfortable getting...
When I poured the slab in my pole barn to have a clean dry area to work on my truck, I didn't consider the height of the loft above. Fortunately I...
Just a small video of my engine running.
I wanted to run it some after i cleaned it to check for oil leaks and idle rpm
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I really don't know.
I got the starter and flexplate mounted today.
Cranked it over just to see if all was good.
Tomorrow I plan on mounting...
I've been spending a lot of time in the 'Engine & Drivetrain" section of the forums. I don't know much about automatic transmissions. I bought a...
Also got my Power Steering Box & Pump mounted.
Ready to cut out the bellhousing cross member.
It would be kinda neat if it is the 283 I rebuilt myself with a jcwhitney kit back in 85/86. That means my rebuild lasted until that ol guy that I...
Getting ready for the auto swap.
Pressure washed the frame.
Used my leaf blower to dry it off, then pulled it back into the...
Getting that ol sm420 out so I can get the th350 in.
So excited to finally be doing this swap.
I can't seem to find it here at classic parts.
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