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1958 B42 left in the woods gets some engine options.


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Please don't shoot me but I may have found a solution to the junk 401.  I just bought a 6v53 and a 4-53 (package deal).  The old mack has a TRD77 10 speed.  I would like to mate this to the 6v53.  I think the TRD77 has SAE 3 bell.  Can I bolt the two together?

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6V53 is kinda big. i think you would be better off with the 4-53. that will be plenty of engine, especially with a 10 speed.

when you are up to your armpits in alligators,

it is hard to remember you only came in to drain the swamp..

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didn't say it would not fit ED, just saying it is a pretty big engine. 

the 6V53 is around 1500 lbs

the 4-53 is only around 1100 lbs. 

when you are up to your armpits in alligators,

it is hard to remember you only came in to drain the swamp..

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The 4-54 has a bad turbo and ran away.  There is just a touch of oil on the stick. I bared the engine over by hand and it feels ok.  My original plan was the 4-53 but once I found out it ran away I wondering if I'd be better off with the 6v53.  I think Harbison has a 6v53 in one of his B's.  

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6v53 in a B85 would have a bigger bell. probably a 2 with a 67 series trans. i have a 401 or two i would let go for cheap. probably need a ring job as they smoke but can hear run

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