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internal parts swap later small block I-8 into 1932 block?

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Some of you may know about my 1932 speedster project. two threads tel lthe tale:

http://forums.aaca.org/f230/32-buick-8-50-4-su-353115.html

http://forums.aaca.org/f165/1932-speedster-custom-2012-great-race-319610.html

I pulled the engine last week and it needs some work. Do any of you know if the later small block 8's internal parts can be worked into these early blocks? I'm thinking of the full insert bearings used from 1947, and if it's safe to bore to 3.0938 for later pistons (this block is already at 3.00, up from original 2.9375). Thanks, jc

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i am a long way away ,in surrey bc canada ,found a retired machinist ,recommended by the old car centre,who buildes a lot of vintage motors.did you find speedo gear?post-77793-143142857058_thumb.jpg

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Thanks, Pacrat! I'll share this info with my machine shop (J and M, Southborough, MA). NO, so far no speedo gear, alas! Any ideas?

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The one on the cable. I have the internal gear on the transmission mainshaft, but just a capped off opening in the case and a cable hanging free.

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