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    I have a 37'Dictator with a bad engine. Want to put in a 246" from 49' 1 ton truck. Want to use existing rear-end. Is there an overdrive tranny that will bolt on this bellhousing with reasonable ratios for a car? Or, does the transmission bolt pattern on the big six truck remain the same as the one on the truck with the smaller 169"? I made an adapter to match a chev tranny for that (raced it on the Salt2Salt car).
    Thanks


    Greg
    http://Salt2Salt.com
    http://Turbostude.com
    http://turbostude.com/Tribaker (LP three-wheeler project)

  • #2
    Tell us about the 37. Is it a sedan, coupe, etc? I love the Pre-war 32's & up. I have been toying with the idea of trying to find someone with a pre-war who would like to have a classic post war bullet nose like my 51 land cruiser. I think a fair trade would be easier to slide by my wife's radar than a purchase! Good luck with your project!

    John Clary
    Greer, SC
    [IMG][/IMG]
    I have only two limitations ...BRAINS & ENERGY
    SDC member since 1975
    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    SDC member since 1975

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    • #3
      Doesn't a '37 use the T-86 laid on its side? I think that a guy at York had one like that for sale, don't remember his name though. Prices seemed reasonable as I recall. Was in the first building back by the concession counter.

      nate

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      • #4
        It's the '38 that has the lay-down transmission.

        I have a 2R6 pickup at home that has a 245 engine, and what MIGHT be the bellhousing from a '50 Commander, although it fits the truck crossmember fine. It has a T86 short-tail overdrive transmission, with column shift, and the tranny has bevel-cut first and reverse gear in it, which tells me it's a car transmission. Input shaft looks like the one in T86 transmissions for V8 car use.

        So, to answer Greg's question, I THINK you can use any short or long-tail T86 with the 245, unless it has an oddball bellhousing. The 245 in my truck has a diaphragm clutch, which is fastened to the flywheel by 9 (count 'em) bolts. It IS a truck part, apparently also fits '40 President.

        Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
        Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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        • #5
          Thanks guys,
          It is one of those "St. Regis" two door sedans with the minimal trunk and the spare in the trunk.
          #5 rod is shot, and since I wanted to pep it up, I'll put in a 245".....and turbocharge it....
          Otherwise it will be entirely stock. It would be nice to have the shifter be on the floor and look
          stock.
          Greg

          Greg
          http://Salt2Salt.com
          http://Turbostude.com
          http://turbostude.com/Tribaker (LP three-wheeler project)

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          • #6
            How about using only three injectors; one for each intake pair, from like a 454?

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            • #7
              what's an injector?.......
              Thought I'd use an updraft carb from an old Chris-Kraft!
              (more likely another rochester from a turbo-regal).

              Greg
              http://Salt2Salt.com
              http://Turbostude.com
              http://turbostude.com/Tribaker (LP three-wheeler project)

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              • #8
                Just food for thought, How about making an adaptor to fit an update automatic transmission onto 245 motor? I wounder who can make such an adaptor?

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                • #9
                  I have a core t-86/od from a 53 commander if you need one locally Greg.
                  Cheers,
                  Brian

                  54 Champion coupe
                  48 Champion Convert
                  54 Champion coupe
                  48 Champion Convert

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                  • #10
                    Roy,
                    I have an adapter which I made for the race car from "truck" bellhousing to chev saginaw. I wanted to use a stude tranny with overdrive if possible, though I do have an extra saginaw 4 speed.

                    Brian,
                    We may want to talk....

                    Greg
                    http://Salt2Salt.com
                    http://Turbostude.com
                    http://turbostude.com/Tribaker (LP three-wheeler project)

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