Jack Worstell

1937 Special/1950s 263 Engine

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Has anyone put a 1950s 263 engine in a 1937 Special ?

 

Jack Worstell            jlwmaster@aol.com

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I had a 1953 special engine (263) in a 1940 special.

 

Much easier to find parts (rotor, cap, condenser, oil filter) are all at NAPA but the '37 parts aren't

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You have to reuse the motor mounts from the '37 but the '53 engine has the bolt holes already at the location for the '37 mounts, because so many people in those days replaced engines on cars, the engines were made to fit old cars. The '37 mounts are at the front of the engine and the '53 mounts are on the side, so you have to move them to the front of the engine, they bolt right in.

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Morgan

 

Can you confirm that the bell housing from a 1937 Special will bolt up to a 263 block     ( from either a Dynaflow car or from a manual transmission car) ?

 

Jack

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Not sure. I thought the '53 might have been a standard shift when I said it was easy. Not sure what to do about a dynaflow engine mounted to a standard transmission. I'm just a grease monkey.

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You`ll have to use front engine mount, flywheel/clutch/P-plate/bell housing, and intake/carb/exhaust from the `37.

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