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Anyone have a 289/302 in a '50ish 2 ton
#1237935 Thu Oct 05 2017 07:46 PM
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Posted in the HiPro, but a 2 ton has some differences, like steering column.
That makes this a big bolt question about the fit of a small block.

Last edited by Jim Sears; Thu Oct 05 2017 07:48 PM.
Re: Anyone have a 289/302 in a '50ish 2 ton
Jim Sears #1237936 Thu Oct 05 2017 08:04 PM
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small block Ford? Your post in the hi-po section says small block and 700R4 (Chevy trans, not seen one behind a Ford).

What exactly are you wanting to do and ask? Are you trying to find out how tight it is in the engine compartment on a 2-ton?


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Re: Anyone have a 289/302 in a '50ish 2 ton
Jim Sears #1237938 Thu Oct 05 2017 08:16 PM
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I believe same room in small AD truck and large, engines bolt in same, same width of frame, same length between firewall and radiator.
Steering box is different part number, but same physical size, also bolts in same as far as I know.


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Re: Anyone have a 289/302 in a '50ish 2 ton
Jim Sears #1237947 Thu Oct 05 2017 09:16 PM
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Sorry typo 283/302

Re: Anyone have a 289/302 in a '50ish 2 ton
Jim Sears #1237950 Thu Oct 05 2017 09:59 PM
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My son just bought a 1959 2 Ton C 60. It has a 283 with a
5 speed transmission. Jeffrfey

Re: Anyone have a 289/302 in a '50ish 2 ton
Jim Sears #1237970 Fri Oct 06 2017 01:26 AM
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A 283 would pose the same steering box problems as any small block Chev in a 50ish truck. The steering box has to be moved. Which 302 are you talking about? A small block 302 Ford or an inline GMC 302?

Re: Anyone have a 289/302 in a '50ish 2 ton
Jim Sears #1238036 Fri Oct 06 2017 03:08 PM
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I was talking about the 302 V-8 chevy built for the Camero to compete with the Ford 302 in the Trans Am series. There was also a 307 made for several years.
They were all the basically the same block with mix and match cranks and bores.

I believe the trucks after '55 had a different frame

Re: Anyone have a 289/302 in a '50ish 2 ton
Jim Sears #1238057 Fri Oct 06 2017 05:38 PM
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The 55.2 was built for a V8. The earlier ones were not and although the blocks are rather small, I think you would still hit the steering box. The engine compartment in a 2 ton is the same size as a pickup engine compartment. The 302 was a high compression, high rpm engine. 11 to one compression demanding very high octane and rated hp at 5800 RPM. It is not my idea of an engine for a 2 ton. The 307 was built for what we used to call "grocery getters". And in my opinion they are better left in the sedans they were born in.

Re: Anyone have a 289/302 in a '50ish 2 ton
Jim Sears #1238117 Sat Oct 07 2017 03:50 AM
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My '47 has a 307 in it from a '68 Impala. It was rather crudely installed by a PO but worked for what they intended it for--to haul grain. They moved the steering box over to the left a bit to get the engine in. It works for normal driving, but the tire will rub it on a hard left turn. I just try not to make any hard left turns. grin

Re: Anyone have a 289/302 in a '50ish 2 ton
Jim Sears #1238141 Sat Oct 07 2017 02:42 PM
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Thanks Rich, that is the kind of info I'm looking for.


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