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So the shop got in touch with me today, and i found out that the 400sbc I have is ceased up. So i am back to looking for a complete drive train. Not really sure where to start looking; however I know that i definitely want it to be carbureted. And not even sure what tranny to start looking for. Any advice???
 

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Why should the trans change just because the engine doesn't work. A good 350 will do most what anyone could want.. Not knowing just what you want its hard to make sugestions. You could buy a 350 create motor.
 

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So the shop got in touch with me today, and i found out that the 400sbc I have is ceased up. So i am back to looking for a complete drive train. Not really sure where to start looking; however I know that i definitely want it to be carbureted. And not even sure what tranny to start looking for. Any advice???
Did they do a tear down to find the seized up issue? could be a simple fix. Just because it won't turn over doesn't mean it isn't salvageable..
 

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The sm420 transmission i have is no good. Ive known that i either need to rebuild it or replace it. But now that i need a new engine as well; i might as well just start looking for a complete drivetrain to drop in. What i mean by i dont really know what i want....is that i need advice/recommendations on what year I should be looking into
 

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What will be the purpose of this truck? Do you want to shift or have auto shifting? Where does speed and nostalgia fit in to your style of driving?
 

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Not trying to build a track truck or anything. I just wamt something reliable for like weekend driving. Nothing too crazy yet😉
 

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Not trying to build a track truck or anything. I just wamt something reliable for like weekend driving. Nothing too crazy yet😉
Any stock chevy small block V-8 327/305 /350/400 from `67 to `87 will work, if you go to automatic there will be other issues you will have to address, (steering column, trans crossmember, driveshaft) just to name a few, if you stick with the SM465 or Borg warnerT10 four speed, Muncie 4 speed, saginaw three speed or four speed trans, NP440 four speed transmission no other mods needed... as cookseyb said I would have someone look at that 400 to see why its locked up before I toss it.
 
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