how mail order "bolt-on" parts,
usually require modifying...
cutting, welding, re-drilling holes...
and will fit any specified application.
Those are the worst.
Red flags flying just mentioning it.
leading most to believe the engineering
part is completed.
get snookered on.
A huge example of why not to bid on a job.
and transmission swap,
in a 1964 chevy Malibu or chevelle.
This is when YouTube and online research,
makes a project seem much easier.
would be similar to a stroker 383,
and a th350 transmission similar to a 700r4.
Jason had to fab a new tunnel,
notch the crossmember and exhaust.
Definitely not the bolt-on the owner
or he had predicted.
At this point it looked finished.
and instead it was tore up.
A shallower pan was located.
Not sure if the original one had extra capacity,
or if the new one was extra small.
The pan did work,
and the stroker crank didn't bang
on the sheetmetal.
A week job pushed into 3 weeks,
without a comparable change in pay.
Glad it wasn't my project!
and relearned why I have mechanically
challenged hot rods.
(Flathead/bias ply tires, tired engines...)
This thing flew!
If anyone saw a chevelle screaming through the barrio,
it wasn't me.
Made me want to rebuild the 40's 5.0 engine!
before something broke.
I think I won.
So if you need help,
give Sharp Re--engineering a buzz!