May seem like a silly question, but can my stock 54 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 ton truck (235/manual) be converted to use the same 235 (or 248 engine) with the hydramatic tranny from a GMC? (54' 248 w/ hydramatic) Or is this more trouble than beneficial?
Any feedback and/or comments would be great! Thanks.
Chevy and GMC engines, crossmembers, linkage, and shift mechanisms are different. I converted a 54 Chevy 3 speed to a H-M but I bought a 54 Chevy H-M rolling chassis and basically put my body on it. As Cletis mentioned, the cab is different between the manual trans and the auto but after finding the H-M trans cover, the cab was an easy trim to fit it.