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Old July 12th, 2018, 03:18 AM
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Most likely best off modding the 715 shafts if you have to as they will have the correct ends for the case. Might be cheaper to bolt in the Chevy stuff and fab mounts instead of buying adapters, but that is up to you. Not sure on 465 length vs. T98 Leave the Tcase there and set the engine wherever it needs to go to keep the shafts untouched. My truck that has the Chevy adapted to T98, the engine sits really tight to the firewall to the point where HEI ignition won't even fit. If it went forward 4" it would still have plenty of room....
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Old July 12th, 2018, 06:12 AM
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FWIW, if you're even contemplating an engine swap, you most likely have the ability to rebuild a Holley 1920 for the $60+- Daytona Parts charges for a carb kit.
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Old July 12th, 2018, 07:55 AM
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FWIW, if you're even contemplating an engine swap, you most likely have the ability to rebuild a Holley 1920 for the $60+- Daytona Parts charges for a carb kit.
But still stuck with 2 barrel carb on a 140hp and 210 ft lbs of torque trying to push a 5500 lb vehicle in which parts are becoming VERY difficult to procure locally at reasonable cost.

Don't blame ya OP... I did an LSx swap on my 1966 pickup.. getting in.. turning an EFI key... and instant starts with 100x reliablity and in-stock parts at ANY local parts shop is nice.

Having twice the HP/TQ is nice too
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Old July 13th, 2018, 06:33 AM
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But still stuck with 2 barrel carb on a 140hp and 210 ft lbs of torque trying to push a 5500 lb vehicle in which parts are becoming VERY difficult to procure locally at reasonable cost.

Don't blame ya OP... I did an LSx swap on my 1966 pickup.. getting in.. turning an EFI key... and instant starts with 100x reliablity and in-stock parts at ANY local parts shop is nice.

Having twice the HP/TQ is nice too
I realize that: I'm still "stuck" with my 230. The OP's post implied to me "for want of a functioning carb, I need a new powertrain", a rather spendy alternative to a carb rebuild.
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Old July 13th, 2018, 12:26 PM
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I realize that: I'm still "stuck" with my 230. The OP's post implied to me "for want of a functioning carb, I need a new powertrain", a rather spendy alternative to a carb rebuild.
I get it... "spendy" upfront ....

Maybe its due to my career but I'm taught to take a step back and look at "total cost of ownership."

Imagine being at a MV show 2 states over... and have the "230" cause you to pay for a tow home. $$$

The towbill cost is now the cost of the engine swap... and your still having to deal with the repair plus still remain with the same % of another breakdown in the future[another possible tow bill]

I get stock, don't get me wrong... OEM has its place and guys are INDEED daily driving or traveling with their 230.... but mathematically at a much larger % chance of a breakdown without the ability to roadside fix than that of a guy with a SBC/LS/diesel swap.

If I had history (former service member) with the truck, had another "toy" vehicle, or enjoyed the originality of the tornado... I definately would keep it..its one of the first ever OHC motors... and its pretty cool looking with a distinct sound.

I tend (which seems like the OP) drive the wheels off though.
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I tend (which seems like the OP) drive the wheels off though.
And therein lies the reason. I tend to just let the truck do it's thing. Now when I was in Germany, 1970, I just "may" have been guilty of pushing one of these trucks a little too hard. Actual photo, not "Photoshopped", we really were going that fast...
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But still stuck with 2 barrel carb on a 140hp and 210 ft lbs of torque trying to push a 5500 lb vehicle in which parts are becoming VERY difficult to procure locally at reasonable cost.

Don't blame ya OP... I did an LSx swap on my 1966 pickup.. getting in.. turning an EFI key... and instant starts with 100x reliablity and in-stock parts at ANY local parts shop is nice.

Having twice the HP/TQ is nice too
I think what is trying to be politely said,if you are intimidated by a carb rebuild, a drivetrain swap could get overwhelming.
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