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63 Rambler Classic I6 to V8

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Boris Badanov Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/12/2017 at 8:23pm
I like a 4.0 with a 258 crank.

Replace the whole drive train and have a ball with a modern motor that easily makes 200hp.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote farna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/13/2017 at 12:07pm
I'll check on those pistons. Heck, I have a used rod too. Won't cost much to send to Nevada. Pistons won't cost what they would from Egge or Kanter, that's for sure!! Those are the only sources I know of, and I'm pretty sure Kanter gets them from Egge.
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I appreciate the offer, I don't need any parts right now but if I ever get my hands on a 327 I'll let you know. 
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I see a bunch of people like swapping in a 4.0. I plan on having more Ramblers so I'll save that for a future project LOL 
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Originally posted by farna farna wrote:

I'll check on those pistons. Heck, I have a used rod too. Won't cost much to send to Nevada. Pistons won't cost what they would from Egge or Kanter, that's for sure!! Those are the only sources I know of, and I'm pretty sure Kanter gets them from Egge.

Well I came across Egge but never bothered looking for anything on there since the machine shop said they couldn't find any 0.040 over pistons. I just looked and I found them under Nash/Rambler. It'd be great if you do have those 0.040 over pistons! Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote planetanners Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/15/2017 at 2:17pm
I did replace a 196 with a 327 in the late 70s. I had 3  similar cars a 59 , 60 and a 62.  I put all this stuff in the 59 classic.  the rear motor mount to me was the most critical.  the trans needs the v8 bell housing and the front band and clutch are wider the torque converter is different along with the flex plate. and starter. It all fit nicely and has worked well for several hundred thousand miles.  also performs well. also need a 3 row radiator unless you live in northern Alaska or Canada. 
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Whats a shame is i had the org. 6 and trans from my wagon 41,000 org miles on it spotless ran mint i posted it here on the forum years back for free and had no takers...I tripped over it for a year before i scrapped it..
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