727 to 518 swap and parts

Engine, Transmission & Driveline

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    Great tech article. Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for posting this.:thumbsup:
     
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    Hard to fit that behemoth in a car, C body would be the easiest and you may still have to cut the floor.
     
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    great read, learned something before 8 this morning
     
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    I have been thinking about this for my 88 D350 Ram. THANKS !
     
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    I use the 518 hard plastic oil pan gasket on my 727's. Reusable and never leaks.
     
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    pardon my ignorance, isnt this only for small blocks?
     
  9. Dana

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    yes, but there is a conversion bellhousing available. you cut off the case at the pump and bolt on the big block bell from j.w.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Who cuts it off? Is there a dotted line to follow?

    I dont think id be doing this
     
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  11. Dana

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    Suprisingly simple actually. You can cut as far in front of the pump bolts as you feel comfortable, then grind back flush with the pump. It bolts on with longer pump bolts that are supplied IIRC.
     
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    Best when done with a sawzall with a bent blade, and the line gets straighter after a few beers...
     
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    The PATC 518 convention is for small blocks. Ultra bell is one option. PATC also sells an adapter kit for 518 small block to big block engine.
     
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    What i have read. B/E bodies, no need to cut floor. Only modify transmission cross member. A-bodies need little bit more work, but no need to cut floor.
     
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