YA YA I know, 350 transplant (1 Viewer)

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In about 6 mos, I'll be pulling the trigger on this project with my 84 105,000 mile 2F with an H55H tranny.
I heard or read that I can bolt the 350 right up to my H55H, is that correct? I don't want to loose the $$$$$ I put into that job 6 years ago. I love my 5 speed.

What do you all know?

Thanks much.
Chris.
 

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read my build thread where I used the Ranger Overdrive as an adapter to put a Toyota 4 speed (or a 5 speed - I will upgrade to a 5 speed later) behind a 350.
There are other adapters (Marks and Advance Adapters)

thread in sig below

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The H55 is NOT a direct bolt up. Using a Marks adapter it will bolt up, or a Chevy bellhousing with a ranger overdrive it will bolt up. Seriously think about swapping an auto trans (700r4, 4L60E or a 4L65E) in behind the 350 it is great off road and on the hwy too.

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Great. Thank you all for the valuable input. I'll give it all some thought.
Is an auto tranny better than a 5 speed? I've been driving sticks all my life. And they are cheaper to fix.
 

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The only thing I miss about having a stick is the ability to bump start the car in a dead battery situation. As far as cost goes it is about the same to repair either one.

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If you are going to all the trouble swapping in a V8, take a step up from the SBC 350 and go with a Vortec 5.3L. Far more bang for the buck, a bit more work but well worth it.
 
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If you are going to all the trouble swapping in a V8, take a step up from the SBC 350 and go with a Vortec 5.3L. Far more bang for the buck, a bit more work but well worth it.
I like my TBI. So simple even I can work on it. My neighbor just passed 500k on his TBI with the original motor.
 

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