37 Ford Coupe Question

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Hiram, GA

Small block Chevy to small block ford swap
New to the site but have a quick first question.
Currently looking at a 1937 Ford Coupe, car currently has a Chevy 350 installed and I would like to swap it out to a Ford Smallblock if purchased. Thinking 351 stroker engine.
Question is what will be required other than the obvious engine and tranny. My thoughts would be the driveshaft yoke for one but unsure about the mounts and oil pan sump. The car currently has a Mustang II front end in it as well.
Thinking I would have to purchase all new brackets for the ac comp, alternator and accessories as well.
Been several years since I have dealt with older rides most of which were in the 70’s era vehicles so the whole street rod deal is completely new tome.
Thanks in advance


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  • jimmothershead
    Nov 8, 2019 at 7:16 AM

  • Roadglid
    1. U-joint is same.
    2. Ford is longer and wider than SBC......firewall cut ?
    3. Pan clearance ?
    4. Longer ? Cut driveshaft ?
    5. Street rodders are car nutz that are never satisfied, hence, you will sell it one day. Chevy powered brings more bucks and your sales audience
    target is larger.
    6. Changing the engine will be the "tip of the ice berg"..........more changes to come........
    7. Why not buy a Ford powered Ford and save time and bucks.
    8. Built my first hot rod in 1957. Had a little hot rod shop on Capitol Hill, Washington DC called CHEVY SPECIALTIES
    Jim, School of Hot Rod Hard Knocks since 1957
    410 535 1933, 410 535 1932

  • will547
    Nov 5, 2019 at 7:54 AM

  • Drive it. Those old Fords run great with Chevy drive trains. Unless you are just looking for something to do. Will be some work to do. Willie Moore Streetrodding

  • lofat46
    Nov 4, 2019 at 3:28 PM

  • Unfortunately you will need different everything. Accessories like the A/C compressor, alternator and power steering pump might be reusable but all new brackets will be required. You'll probably need a new trans mount, definitely new motor mounts and probably a driveshaft because the Ford trans yoke will probably be shorter or linger than the Chevy. Not sure about the sump but I think it does need to be changed.

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