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hereisbill hereisbill
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 02/09
Posted: 02/15/09
01:55 AM

Looking for help and ideas on what is the best way to solve my problem.  Purchase 63 chevy pickup with a 350 and 4 on floor.  Believe pickup was originally a 6 cyl, as it is almost to low geared to get on highway.  What have others done when swapping engines to eliminate this problem??  Thank you all  

tnchev tnchev
User | Posts: 183 | Joined: 12/07
Posted: 02/15/09
12:39 PM

Try a stock saginaw synchronized 3 speed and a higher ratio rearend. I have some of these.  Dean@tnchev  

PackRatWrecker PackRatWrecker
Enthusiast | Posts: 262 | Joined: 09/08
Posted: 02/15/09
08:04 PM

You have several options. Change the rear gears, install an overdrive transmission, or and auxilliary overdrive(like a Gear Vendor or US Gear Dual Range).
The simplest would probably be finding a rear end out of a 67-70, that came with an automatic.  That year range should mount properly in your chassis. 71-72 will have 5-bolt axles.  
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1962 Chevy C-20, 402BB, 4-speed, 3.90 positrack. Hauls my camper.... among other things.
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