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Thread: 65 Chev Long bed (8') BBC ???????????

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    65 Chev Long bed (8') BBC ???????????


    I found a 65 Chevy 1/2T PU, 250 six, 3spd column stick. Dirt cheap w a title. NICE complete barn truck just pulled out this last spring (In the pic ,what is not shown on the truck is inside), unmolested in orig paint. BEFORE I buy it I want to check into a few things like a BBC/Auto swap, LOW budget dropping. Aftermarket springs Ok. I am told 4" back 3" front is about the limit on springs only dropping, BUT no flip kits or aftermarket spindles right now. (I spent most of what I had on the BBC and tranny)
    I am looking for buget back yard swap info on the BBC ,disc brakes + later posi (Either 5 or 6 lug doesn't matter to me)
    so here is what I need to know
    1. The swap-mounts ??
    2. Headers or manifolds ?? Which headers?? or will manifolds work?? (it is not a super HP motor)
    3. Which JY discs fit ??
    4. Which RE works ?? spring pad relocating is OK,I have them. I am guessing that it has coil springs in back tho

    Experiences? Anyone feel like doing a paper build? I am out of usual area here.
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    Swap is a bolt it, should be tons of room for the extra length of the engine.... Doing a '66 out at the shop, nice trucks for a chebbie......

    As for headers, when you get yours home you'll see there's lots of room in the engine compartment, frame rails are quite wide so should be lots of room for headers.
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