I am i need of Information for a 1949 chevy 3100 truck, I would like to know what all i need to do to put a V8 in it ,rigth now it has a inline 6 so if anyone can help please do THANKS
what is there no one that has any info for me ??????
brothers truck parts. http://www.brotherstrucks.com/products.asp?dept=463 here is a link. Mikevw
You should look at upgrading the steering and brakes at the same time,and there are many was of doing that just depends what you want to end up with,a truck you can drive anywhere anytime or a weeked touring.You can install a complete frame out of a s-10 or a mustang front end or just drop in a 350/350 turbo and a new rear end and have a good truck.But a newer frame with EFI and all the bells and whistles is a every day driver with class!
Beware of all the bells and whistles you put into your classic truck, cuz somewhere down the line they'll turn into a classic pain in the ###, just like tryin' to work on the newer stuff with F'n computers. I'm not against upgrading, but let's not get carried away and stupid with them.
I geuss it depends if you do your own work and wiring and computers are simple pieces but have to change them out instead of fixing them and they are costly.I grew up with both and when electronic ignition come out everyone paniced because they couldn't file the points and keep going and now that is very simple but can't repair on road without parts,computers are the same just simple input sensors and output switches or motors or solinoids but if you don't have the testers they are a nightmare and you can't fix them on the road without parts,but if maintained proper and serviced they should not give you trouble.
Lots of help out there for this in the 47-54 Chevy via after market vendors like Total Cost Involved, No Limit, etc.... They sell whole chassis or parts to make it work with your stock frame and give free tech advice to keep you buying. Of course with the stock drive train you have the minimum is to change the engine, trans and rear end. This is the minimum but without beefing the frame the consensus is you may have problems later. This is where the previously mentioned vendors come in. If you at least partially box the frame, add a cross member and IFS kit you will have a lot better ride. Changing the stock radiator is also highly recommended to avoid overheating with the larger engine. You may also have to "massage" the base of the firewall a bit to clear your trans housing. I did when I recently installed my 383 engine/700r4 trans combo.