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1985 F600 tranny into a 1957 Y block?

 
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:26 PM
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1985 F600 tranny into a 1957 Y block?

There is a 5 speed F600 transmission on craigslist with a PTO for cheap. That is literally all I know about it. What would it take to marry something like that to a 292 block - or what should I be looking for?
 
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:51 AM
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If the transmission is from a 57 272, it is likely to be the 5 speed direct. There is a chance it can be the 5 speed O/D. In either case it is a truck transmission with synchros in the upper gears only. For example the Clark 250V and 251VO are synchronized in 4th and 5th only. Good transmissions, but they have to be shifted slowly and deliberately. If you can get the bellhousing with it there should be no problem mounting it to a 292.
 
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:25 PM
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If the transmission is from a 57 272, it is likely to be the 5 speed direct. There is a chance it can be the 5 speed O/D. In either case it is a truck transmission with synchros in the upper gears only. For example the Clark 250V and 251VO are synchronized in 4th and 5th only. Good transmissions, but they have to be shifted slowly and deliberately. If you can get the bellhousing with it there should be no problem mounting it to a 292.
I believe the tranny in question is from a 1985 truck not a '57.

ireding, I would contact the seller and ask for an ID from the transmission tag and maybe see what engine it was hooked to. I really don't know what transmissions were being used in 1985.
 
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Old 02-10-2015, 03:44 PM
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I did learn that it was bolted to a 370 gas engine. So I guess the question would be, is it possible to adapt that to a 292 Y block?
 
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:34 PM
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You didn't say weather you have a 3 or 4 spd. if a 3, no way, maybe with a 4, but you need to have him measure the mounting hole pattern, then compare that to yours.
 
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:05 AM
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Short answer - with enough time, effort, money it can be done.


Bellhousing mounting patterns will be different. Input shaft will be different (length & pilot), the nose the throwout bearing mounts on will likely be different. With custom made adaptors and machining of some parts a good mechanic could fit it together and make it work.
 
 
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