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Q: I want to install a 440 4-speed from a '69 super bee into a '69 coronet that has a 318 small block auto. what is involved?
A: You should be able to put that right in. You will have to put in new motor mounts, but the K member on those B-bodys will take a big block easy. You may have troubles if you want to install headers, but if not, i think you could get by with the same old manifolds off of the superbee. A stock driveshaft from a manual coronet will work, but if you are running any HI-PO mods on that 440, get new U-joints, and check the rear end for performance specs and tolerances. You will also need a new radiator, I like those B-cool aluminum radiators in Jeg's and other HI-PO order order catalogs. They are expensive, but work marvelously. Make sure to get at least an old, clean 3-row. The hardest thing you will have to do is cut the floor for the shifter. (I am assuming the Coronet is originally a column shift.) Any of the parts you may need you can find in the Year One catalog, or Paddock USA. Call 1800YEARONE, but I don't have a number for Paddock. Perhaps an internet search may yeild something there. Good luck.