I am completely restoring my 64 Chevy C10. I have it down to the frame. I am looking for a 350-383 motor and a 700 r transmission. It had a 350 with a 3 speed on the column. I also have questions about what it takes to convert over to a 700r. I have very limited knowledge of this stuff. My truck is already lowered with shaved door handles. I was keyed recently and decided to do a frame off. Thanks for any help you can provide.
a transmission cross member i think is needed for this swap... and you will have to mount the parking brake relay bar somehow..you already have an exhaust that will fit.. but there are several types of headers that are not just block huggers.. but that turn 90 degrees so its easier to connect them without weird angled pipes..you will need a drive shaft created.. more than likely..perhaps a steering column with an automatic shifter.. you can select the shifter detent there are also a selection of various cable shifters.. and even an electronic shifter.. so you just have push buttons on the dash... you can mount some shifters on a narrow box that sticks up from the floor.. or extends out of the dash.. if you were creative.. you could have a J shaped tube bent.. with a flange to mount the shifter.. and the long end of the J either coming out from under the seat.. or out from under the dashboard.. you can mount the flanges on the long end with sway bar end link bushings... so it has a little give. please reinforce the area of the cab you mount it to.. so you don't fatigue the area thru.. a muffler shop could take care of this mount easily.. which ever carb you end up with.. you will need a 700r4.. throttle lever adaptor.. to restore the proper throttle valve ratio.. so you don't burn the transmission up in the first two blocks.. a lot of people have been going to LS type of motors.. 6.0 or 6.2 and running the fuel injection system.. or if you want old school.. pick up the proper LS engine 4 barrel intake and ignition control box.. there are several articles spread out in the magazines here that cover these swaps...more to come..