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1953 263 with Dynaflow swap to 1937 Special


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I have been reading posts on swapping the 248 for the 263 and I am wondering if the anyone has experience putting a Dynaflow into a '37 Special?  Also is the crank on the engine with a Dynaflow adaptable to the '37 flywheel?  Any other problems other than motor mount switch, manifold switch etc. that might cause problems.  I am assuming from what I have already read the dimensions of the 263 will be the same as the 248.  Thanks for any help.

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My old friend Evan Ritter of Trenton, Texas has done exactly that with his '37 Special. He is in his 80s, very knowledgeable, but I don't think he has a computer or internet, so I'm not sure how to put you together with him.

Pete Phillips, BCA #7338

Leonard, TX.

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Jenz38  ( I believe he is in Germany )   reported that he put a 263 from a Dynaflow car in his

1938 Buick....but he had to fabricate a new flywheel.

Being in Germany he had limited choice

and couldn't find a 263 from a manual transmission car

 

Somewhere he published drawings/dimensions of the

flywheel he fabricated

 

Jack Worstell

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2 hours ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

 

 Evans car has a Hydramatic kind of transmission, I think. He has changed it a time or two.      He is on line sometimes as "coilover". 

 

  Ben

I think Evan installed a Bendtsen Adapter Kit to make the transition to the Hydramatic.

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5 minutes ago, pont35cpe said:

I think Evan installed a Bendtsen Adapter Kit to make the transition to the Hydramatic.

 

 He did. And an open driveshaft rear end.  I think the OP was asking about using a Dynaflow, which SHOULD allow  the torque tube to remain.

 

  Ben

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