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Old 10-14-2013, 03:01 PM
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Powertrain replacement advice needed

I've decided to replace the motor and tranny on my '59. Engine troubles have been frequent and the tranny needs a rebuild, so I decided to punt.

Anyone have suggestions about new power trains? I'm not looking for hot rod power. I'm only interested in having a dependable driver fir frequent use.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:35 PM
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Powertrain replacement advice needed

I probably won't be much help here, but I installed a good running 69 302 cu.in engine, stock with a 2 bbl. carb, and its factory C-4 trans. I am retaining the stock 9" rear, but may change gears for a higher ratio. It is not running now, but it did run well in all aspects.

I was looking for reliability, and simplicity. I don't care much for the newer injected, computerized engines and trannys that many are installing these days. I have grown too old to adapt to the modern day technologies.

Best of luck on your choices for replacement driveline.

Aloha, Tony
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:35 PM
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I'm gonna do a 302 as soon as I gots some money. It will mate to my T5 nicely and parts are all over the place.
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Nothing wrong with a '302!
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