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1960 Apache 10 with a 454
#749518 Wed May 25 2011 12:29 AM
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MoGas Offline OP
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Hey guys,

Here's the deal. I have a '60 Apache 10 SB Step side with no engine or tranny. Originally the straight 6. I also have a '73 Caprice with a freshly built 454 that I had about 500 miles on when I got hit hard in the rear. I'd like to take the 454/TH400 and put it in the truck. Is this a relatively straight forward swap?


Thanks,
Dave

Re: 1960 Apache 10 with a 454
MoGas #749535 Wed May 25 2011 01:12 AM
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Posts: 15,807
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Welcome to the Stovebolt MoGas. Sorry I have not put a big block in a 60's pickup but since it was built to hold at least a small block engine V8 I would think it can be done without to much modification?
I feel others have done this so hang tight.

.... just remember, with the 454 it will use "MoGas" smile sorry, just couldn't resist.


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Re: 1960 Apache 10 with a 454
Achipmunk #749562 Wed May 25 2011 02:22 AM
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MoGas Offline OP
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I know it will not be the most economical thing to run to the Home Depot, but neither is my '68 442......

I use my little '94 4 cylinder Toyota pickup for daily driving. When I want to go fast, I wanna GO FAST!!!!

I really don't want to part either vehicle out, so I think it would be a nice marriage.

My thoughts are:
Beef up the rear end and convert to front discs, then pretty much drive it like my socks are on fire.



Dave

Re: 1960 Apache 10 with a 454
MoGas #749590 Wed May 25 2011 03:59 AM
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Go for it Dave. If my friend can put a 454 in his 53 chevy sedan I know you can put one in a truck.... oh, and I like to GoFast myself!!


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Re: 1960 Apache 10 with a 454
MoGas #749596 Wed May 25 2011 04:22 AM
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I've got a project on the "to do" list, a 59 Burb that's going to get a 75 Caddy 500 with a TH 400 behind it. That one's going to be my trailer tow rig, with a 3/4 ton IFS and an 8-lug Dana 60 Detroit locker rear end.
Jerry


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Re: 1960 Apache 10 with a 454
Hotrod Lincoln #749598 Wed May 25 2011 04:28 AM
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MoGas Offline OP
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Where would I look for motor or tranny mounts?

Re: 1960 Apache 10 with a 454
MoGas #749624 Wed May 25 2011 11:31 AM
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I put a 409/T400 combo in a '61. You can use big block mounts and then weld them to the frame. I got mine from ebay. I used Sanderson headers. There was a very small amount of trimming necessary for clearance and it was hardly noticeable. Make your own tranny mount.

Re: 1960 Apache 10 with a 454
k10 #749634 Wed May 25 2011 01:10 PM
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Well lets see here.I have a 1965 with a 500 inch Caddy motor and 400 trans.runs just fine.I bought it this way so dont know about difficulty of installation.

Re: 1960 Apache 10 with a 454
dale937 #758634 Thu Jun 30 2011 12:53 AM
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It fits. I had a 66 with a 454 and a Art Carr tubro 400 with a Gearvendor OD. I would use the 427 tall block and stroke it to 509in. The motor made a lot of heat under the hood. Put two 3 core radiators together to keep it cool.


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Re: 1960 Apache 10 with a 454
handtight #758679 Thu Jun 30 2011 03:28 AM
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I've got a 63 K20 that I rebodied and had to put two small clearence dents in the firewall for the corners of the valve covers. It was close enough that they may have rubbed under engine torquing on accel,
Scott


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