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[oletrucks] engine swap & motor mounts

To: thecaptainkirk@yahoo.com
Subject: [oletrucks] engine swap & motor mounts
From: mark <ccpanel@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 11:33:48 -0700 (PDT)
hey-got so excited about the swap i didnt notice your other que.

dont need diff motor mounts. but with auto-you are gonna have to remove
bell xmember and replace with fully bolted near teh same spot to keep
your cab all lined up. then you will have to add a light xmember at
rear of trans to hold it up.

as far as shifter. do what i did-modify your original 3spd shifter to
work the 4spd auto.
have over 100k miles on my 51 panel wit that setup. i sent pics before
but can send to you if you want. easy. hardest part is nothing if you
keep stock column.

driveshaft will need to shorten and you will need diff trans end-any
local shop can fix for under 200 inc parts.

keep fact rad.

i have a 7,000#(curb) 3800 dually that had the stock 235 and i did a
swap to a 350 from the 80's that came out of a 15,000 bread van. tons
of power. well, i kept the 2 core 6 cyl rad. got hot. so i went whole
hog. i got a metal flex fan, made a custom shroud to trap all the air
and get it rushing through core, used less than 10%
antifreeze(nor-cal), distilled water, and a product called
doesnt heat up now in the mts pulling a trailer.

BUT since you have a 3row v8 rad-you make a shroud and you will be
fine. dont run more than 10% anti if in warm clime or more than 20% in
cold or 40% in freezing. antifreeze does NOT transmit heat so is a
LOUSY way to cool your engine. 'rant'

dont mod 84 rad to fit. if your rad wont cut it-save up and suck it up
and buy a desert cooler rad-copper only(can fix on side of road vs

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