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studeillac1952
02-28-2013, 10:38 PM
Hey guys. I'm about to pull my 232 outta my 1952 commander, and drop in a 289 from a 1963 Daytona. Any tips and or tricks would be awesome. I am going to use the original (if its not all chewed up in there), and I already know I have to change the pins/bolts at the bell housing, but anything else I should know? Like where is the hidden bolt that I know that's in there. What have you guys run into? Thanks Brad.

studeillac1952
02-28-2013, 10:39 PM
Original transmission ( sorry I'm doing this from the airport terminal waiting on my flight home while on the phone)

BobPalma
02-28-2013, 10:43 PM
If you're leaving the 1952 bellhousing in there, you'll need to dial-indicate it to the 1963 block.

If the crankshaft-to-flywheel bolts are for a stick shift and you are going to an automatic, or vise-versa, you'll have to change the bolts in the back of the crankshaft; each arrangement has its own bolt length.

Finally, you must keep the starter motor and flywheel combination intact. You can't mix and match 12 volt starters to "6-volt" flywheels or vise-versa.

Others will post more itmes, I'm sure. :) BP

studeillac1952
02-28-2013, 10:43 PM
And I'm going to post a blog during this whole process as well, just for giggles

studeillac1952
02-28-2013, 10:46 PM
Krikes!!! Original automatic transmission...sorry again

dean pearson
03-01-2013, 12:13 AM
Krikes!!! Original automatic transmission...sorry again

What the heck Brad,.... You flying back from down under?

(Krikes) Just what does that really mean ? HAHA!

Dean.

studeillac1952
03-01-2013, 10:19 AM
Hey Dean. That was the least offensive word I could up with. Been in Arizona at a HD training class.

studeillac1952
03-05-2013, 09:20 PM
anybody???? any takers on some tips/tricks??? seems like my threads get lost in the shuffle....

dean pearson
03-05-2013, 11:30 PM
Sorry Brad I have to learn everything the hard way and am just not experienced enough to help.

Try to re title your post and simplify the question, With a little luck maybe one of the heavy weights will weigh in.

If that doesn't work P.M. me, I'll send you a list of names that you can ask to post it for you to get a flood of answers.

(sorry that's sarcasm in an bad way)

Dean.

SN-60
03-06-2013, 12:06 AM
My tip: Don't put all of a healthy 289's power into that early auto trans too often........Tread lightly! (Or keep a dustpan and broom handy!)