Edited by john walker, 13 October 2012 - 07:24 PM.
303 or 324 swap into a 48 98. anyone done it?
Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:06 PM
Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:45 AM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:08 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:15 AM
Just how low of a ring and pinion would you want to go for performance? Stock Olds third members are the same from 1939-1952. In automatic's the ratio is 3.64 which is plenty low with Hydramatic's 3.82 1st gear!! At WOT that gear is over at 15mph maximum. If you used the stick shift third member at 4.30, first gear would be over at 8mph.
There is a tech booklet that was issued with the introduction of the 49 Olds that out limes the major changes to 48 frame and 49 frame. It may help you. Also the parts book may be of help in the long run. Cheaper to put in a different ring gear to acheive some getty up and go. Also look for after market carbs to make it go faster.
I would find someone who would like a 48 98 and buy a 49 or later. 1948 Olds 98's are hard enough to come by stock, why bucher one up?
Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:36 AM
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