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I'll be starting my big block search soon. I want to find a 440 and a manual tranny. What cars can I expect to find one it. Also, if I find a big block manual tranny in a car, is it possible to bolt it up to my 203 t-case, or do I have to have a truck tranny?
 

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Up here, the motor and manual tranny are no problem.....it's the 4-speed bell housing you pay an arm and a leg for
 

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I see that you're up in Minnesota

I'm in NW Iowa, about an hour south of the MN border

I have a few extra 440s, and I know for a bb 203 manual trans truck in a local junkyard, if you're interested...

Some of my buddies have BB bellhousings for sale, too, check over at PentastarPower.com

JS
 

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Finding a 440 isn't too hard. They were available in many 60s & 70s fullsize cars, a few muscle cars and in trucks and RVs. As the years go by expect the big blocks to become rarer, so get it now before they all get picked up.

As for finding a 440 with a manual tranny, now thats gonna be rare. Most were fitted to automatics. Finding a car or truck equipped with both will be harder. Fortunately you can get the tranny seperately but as already mentioned, the bell housing will be the hard part to find, unless you're willing to pop for an aftermarket bell housing.

If you find a bb & manual tranny from a car, it's likley the car will be rare and the tranny will not be a truck tranny. Therefore it may not be possible to marry up a transfer case to it.

Ed
 

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grayguy, i did a search on car-part.com for oyu.

these listings came up for a 440 in a 77 truck using a midwest search
1979
Engine
Dodge Van T00000,??K,30,GR,NO EMA,STIL IN CHASSIS,PICKLED MOTOR #719DO9 $1375 Vander Haag's, Inc. USA-IA(Spencer) E-mail 1-800-242-5030
1978
Engine
Dodge Truck 400 Series NICE RUNNER 45K NEW CARB DEX M HOME DEXTER $1000 General Auto Parts USA-IL(Rockford) E-mail 1-800-427-8997
1978
Engine
Dodge Truck 200 Series T69773,440,??K,(30), $250.00 POOR COMP 6 #710DO8 $660 Vander Haag's, Inc. USA-IA(Spencer) E-mail 1-800-242-5030
1976
Engine
Dodge Truck 300 Series 440 24100 $650 Weller Auto Parts - Grand Rapids USA-MI(Grand-Rapids) E-mail 1-616-538-5000
1977
Engine
Dodge Van not Caravan 100 Series X 606 NOF $Call ***** Auto Salvage USA-MN(Worthington) E-mail 1-800-658-2424
1978
Engine
Dodge Truck 200 Series NEEDS TO BE RUN 02-73 $Call Universal Salvage, Inc. USA-IN(Evansville) E-mail 1-800-800-3348


here is are the listings for a tranny using the same midwest search

MTCRY007 $850 Elmers Auto Salvage - QRP Partner USA-WI(Fountain-City) E-mail 1-800-362-5004
1977
Transmission
Dodge Truck 100 Series 4X4 MDL 435 (C97247) SLD B/CAS F4951 $450 Westwood Auto And Truck Parts USA-OH(Toledo) Quote 1-419-535-1116 Insurance-Quote
1975
Transmission
Dodge Truck 200 Series 18473,225CI,F-4,BRKN THROWOUT BEAR 91K 980356 $340 Johannes Auto Sales, Inc. USA-MO(Jackson) E-mail 1-800-748-7821
1974
Transmission
MDL 435- 318 RAMCHA 1974 4SPD L 435- 318 #729DO4 $302.5 Vander Haag's, Inc. USA-IA(Spencer) E-mail 1-800-242-5030
1977
Transmission
Dodge Truck 200 Series NTC,PULL COVER TO INSPECT 00A002 $300 Farritor Auto Parts USA-NE(Broken-Bow) E-mail 1-800-652-9398
1977
Transmission
Dodge Truck 200 Series 11-76,4X4,360,MT,FL, CUSTOM 96E020 $300 Farritor Auto Parts USA-NE(Broken-Bow) E-mail 1-800-652-9398
1977
Transmission
Dodge Truck G NP 435 4X BD COVR 62K 771140 $300 ABC Auto Salvage, Inc. USA-NE(North-Platte) Quote 1-800-422-4683 Insurance-Quote
1979
Transmission
Dodge Ramcharger NP 435 77275 $250 Rich's Wrecking & Salvage USA-NE(Gering) E-mail 1-800-439-9082
1979
Transmission
Dodge Truck 200 Series -DRIVEN 203036 $100 Automotive Recyclers USA-MN(Rochester) Quote 1-800-657-4403 Insurance-Quote
1975
Transmission
Dodge Truck 300 Series DO NOT SELL,FOR YARD WRECKER 000400 $Call Action Auto Parts USA-IA(Marshalltown) E-mail 1-800-373-3995
1975
Transmission
Dodge Truck 200 Series 5.2 F-4 4X4 96E39 $Call Rich's Wrecking & Salvage USA-NE(Gering) E-mail 1-800-439-9082

i could find no listings for a big block bell housing though and this was using a full US search.

hope that helps oyu out

eric

 

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ebay has had several parts on sale lately at a good price.

They had some 400 blocks for sale cheap. Which are stronger than a 440 block and can make lots of power when you use a 440 crank.

You might what to look at moparts.com under there trucks parts and engine parts sections
 

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The problem then is shipping... Your best bet is to find a Junkyard that you've never heard of before out in the middle of knowhere and start searching. Otherwise there are a couple of really big ones down here in the cities. Johns in Blaine, and Viking in Northfield. If you found something down here I could get it for you and stash it until you could make it down to get it.
 
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