Hey there everyone. I have a 1951 GMC 9300 and I am wanting to put a SBC and 700R4 Trans into it. Does anybody make a kit to make this conversion easy. I would imagine this swap happens everyday with these trucks, has someone caught on to making a kit? LMC truck has V8 Motor Mounts and Trans Mounts for T350, T400 and 700R4, but they are listed for 1955-1959 models. Will these work on a '51 either as is or with some modification or not at all? There is a shop here that will make me a custom length drive shaft so that is not a concern this time. Also, Are there any other issues that i should be aware of? Should i be using a 3 spd T350 instead? etc.Thanks.
Go to www.speedwaymotors.com - they have many universal motor mount kits which ease the pain of engine swaps ! They offer a free catalog and many miscellaneous pieces you may need for your project !
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Thanks a bunch!
Steering box is tight for most headers/exhaust manifolds. Some space out the stock box and accept the slight angle this puts the steering wheel at, some put in kitsthat use a later steering box moved up front. Trans is your preference-350 trans isa little smaller but either can fit. Rear end on 1/2 tons are not open style so planon changing the rear end. Larger trucks have an open rear already but the gearingstarts at 4:57 so you will be running at a high rpm even with an overdrive, somost swap rear ends here also. There are lots of kits for front brakes for 1/2 tonsbut none I am aware of for larger trucks.