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nwracr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted May 21, 2002 09:31 PM
i'm told i should run a 3spd. which 3spd is my question. will any 3spd work? what about flywheel to sbc 350? will the one from chevy 6cy bolt up or do i need a new one. please help.

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted May 21, 2002 09:50 PM
saginaw 3 speeds will work with small block chevys. just get the flywheel from the car your gettin the trannie from. if you get one from a old 1 ton or 3/4 ton truck it will have a steeper 1st gear and probably 2nd and 3rd will be deeper too and you might be able to use the fly wheel from a car but i aint sure about it.

Scoot
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 330
posted May 21, 2002 09:52 PM
What rearend are you running. If you run it in 3rd which would be 1 to 1 it shouldnt matter from what I've been told. But if your like me and running it in 2nd, you'll have to figure out your final gear ratio.

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nwracr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted May 21, 2002 10:12 PM
we are running a 5.14 most are running 5.83 or 6.0 from what i hear.(4/10 mi high banked) but we are new so wanted less spininng to start. i am asking cause there is a chevy 1/2 ton with staight 6 with 3spd can i use it? i'm not sure exactly what it is.

[This message has been edited by nwracr (edited May 21, 2002).]

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted May 22, 2002 02:48 AM UIN: 54865418
if you don't have to have one of the safty bell housings you can unbolt the whole thing and slap it on your 350 no probs . if i rember right you can use the flywheel too but don't quote me on that one

ford5
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted May 22, 2002 07:29 AM
you can run the 6 cyl. flywheel on your 350 because they are both internally balanced, you will only have a problem when you try to run a 383 or 400, they are externally balanced

nwracr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted May 22, 2002 01:42 PM
we are required tyo run the scatter shield so i'll have to leave the bellhousing. thanks to everyone, this has been a lot of help. You guys are awesome.

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