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I have a 1965 C20 with a 292 inline 6. I want to put an early model 283 in it.
Will the 283 bolt up to the granny 4 speed transmission? Also, will the 283 bolt in where the 292 6 cylinder was? Is there any other possible problems, that I may be overlooking?
My son is giving me a rebuilt 283 and he thinks it came out of a 1956 model BelAir.
Thanks for any help that can be given!
Gene (aka ChevyTruck1965)
April 6, 2018
if your engine is a 56 there are no mounts on the side of block thus no motor mounts. the 56 mounted on front of block along side of crank pulley . frame mounts are not the same for 6 and8 cyl engines . flywheel on 292 only fits 292 .
April 8, 2018
Engine mounts mounts diff, use 283 flywheel, but '56 didn't have 283
May 1, 2018
If you have a 1956 v8 chev engine ,its likely to be a 265 cu,in.You have a 3/4 ton truck so leave the 292 in it even if you have to rebuild it as it has more torque than an early v8.Your creating all kinds of unessary work by using the v8 that old.For example check to see if the lower rad hose comes out on the correct side,then your motor mounts are incorrect, then your clutch pivot between frame and motor is incorrect.If your determined to v8 your truck you should start with an engine that has 3 motor mount holes on the block under your exhaust and also very important a3/8 taped hole right above theoil filter to look after your clutch pivot.Look for a truck thats been done very closely,Good Luck Don
June 28, 2018
I have a 65 C20 with a 283 already in it. It's a nice clean truck. Getting ready to sell it. Maybe a trade with cash? If interested. Is yours currently a driver? This one is, just put on a HEI distributor. It has a 1 ton Eaton rear end. Solid floor boards an minimal normal rust spots to be repaired, primed and painted? It's maroon in color. Let me know and we can exchange pics/specific info. I was hoping to fetch 10-12k for mine with a little more work; then it's off to Hot August Nights in Reno, I live 2 hours west in Gold Country Foothills. BTY, this is a long bed "step side". Trying to find out exactly how many C20 step sides they made that year...I think the number is very low, very rare truck. What do you think? John
July 8, 2018