View Full Version : 283/Turbo 350 trans will it work?
07-01-2004, 12:31 PM
I've got an old truck with a fairly new, fairly built 283 and can get a 350 trans for next to nothin and I have an 84 L-type without an engine just sitting there, so why not put them together? There wouldnt be a problem with the rear-end with a set-up like this, would there?
07-01-2004, 03:05 PM
you would need custom motor mounts, and the turbo 350 may be a bit big for the tranny tunnel, but im not a chevy guy, so im just bringing up things that may cause problems. also, a custom driveshaft would probably be in order. as for the rear end, they usually only break when you start getting traction. so if your gonna use sticky tires, expect to blowit up, or build it up. you could probably sitck an 8.8 from a mustang in there. never have a problem with power then. or, you could get an mkII supra rear end upgrade kit, im pretty sure they have them, i believe HKS makes them? i dont remember exactly, but i remember seeing a drag mkII with an upgraded diff (internally).
07-02-2004, 01:32 AM
The Turbo 350 isn;t THAT much bigger than a Mk III Auto tranny... so it should fit... The motor, a little fabrication would be required to mount it, but nothing too bad... Driveshaft, again, no biggie.
The rear, I would swap in the whole rear suspension from a Mk III myself... Quite a bit of Fabrication work to do it, but if they'll stand up to a 400 hp 7M, I am sure it will take whatever a 283 will throw at it.
07-02-2004, 01:52 AM
Cool, thanks for the info. Also, any idea on a driveshaft... or is this something I'll have to work out on my own..?
07-02-2004, 02:02 AM
Well, whatever read ya end up using, get teh Driveshaft from that, aslong with the DS from whatever your pulliong and take em to a driveshaft shop.. Find out how they want ya to measure the distance and give them a length, and they should be able to make those two into a single driveshaft for ya, pretty quickly.
07-02-2004, 02:05 AM
no saw-z-all and duck tape... :(
Supra Guy Scotty
07-18-2004, 07:06 PM
biggest thing to remember is that the 5M is a front sump pan. The Chevy is a rear,.. might have clearance issues. They made a front sump pan for the early Chevy II Novas with V-8's. Might would make the install a bit easier. Hope that helps.. :)
07-18-2004, 08:07 PM
I've only seen it done with a dry-sump system. Also the mk2 steering shaft is in the way for exhaust so may need some custom fabrication for a manifold for one side (tho there's thousands for chevy small block so research and find a solution). Just consider tho, if you were thinkin I got two junk cars - make one driveable cheap, think again. Remember, the A-team and Junkyard Wars are well-financed TV shows. :wink:
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