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Thread: 239 to 302 swap

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    walijo is offline Registered User Visit my Photo Gallery
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    Oct 2003
    Car Year, Make, Model: 51 ford

    Question 239 to 302 swap


    anyone have info on swapping 239 flathead in 51 vic with a 302?
    any advice appreciated , best year model for 302?,
    is there a way to use the original 3 speed trans, if not what trans works best?

    thanks for any help! i am new to this site and new to engine swaps!

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 37 chevy p/u 55 ford convertable

    If you want to use the original trans you will have to use a early 65 on back 289 as the bellhousings will bolt to the original trans. Mid 65 and up the small block fords have a 6 bolt bellhousings and the mid 65 on back had a 5 bolt,49-64 trans had the bolt pattern where the bolts are colser to the trans case where the later had the bolts farther from the case,I am not certain when the trans bolt pattern was changed as I am quessing it was changed when the went from 5 to 6 bolts. You could also look into a racing bellhousing as they might have both trans bolt patterns. If you need motor mounts a local rod shop sell mount kits that use both the front sump pan and the later rear sump. Jeff

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