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if i drop in a old 283 in my 63chev 2 and pull the 194 do i need a new transmision or will it bolt up ? basicaly im looking at rebuilding my 194 so i have to pull it , now on a budget if i can get a 283 for 400$ or less and rebuild it instead... however if i drop in a 283 and open a entire can of worms like needing a new trans muffler etc... i may as well just stick with the 194 and rebuild . really just weighing my options any thoughts ? sucks to be on a budget what can you do
 

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I would build the 283.is your car manual or auto?either way the transmission will bolt up.your stock exhaust will not work with the 283.I would run 2 1/4 dual exhaust.
 

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the 6cyl auto transmission are weaker than the factory v8 trans.(clutches,convertor,etc)but if you are running a stock to mild 283 you should be fine.
 

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If you are going to go through the expense of buying, rebuilding, and swapping in a 283, you may want to consider a budget GM 350 crate motor. You are going to be close cost wise.
 

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Ohhhhhhhhh boy

What a can of worms that opens. The longer I live the more I know I don't want to redo it again and the completely new really does the job better!

I have gone the used motor and shoehorned parts and wind up somewhere on the road getting into the tow truck. Yuck! No more for me. I did the 350 crate motor and done. IMO low buck means redo it again. What is the sense in that?
 

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:eek:....... and then there's the brakes issue, sub connecters, yada yada yada. lol
 
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