Grubeguy - That makes me feel way better. I was thinking the same thing about the rear end, but everybody keeps telling me "you are gonna shred it with the tourque of a 350". I figure I'll deal with that if it comes to it. For now I am keeping the rear end and just fabbing the driveshaft. I am going to move forward with a 350 and a 700r4 I think. The only thing that has me really worried is the wiring. I can deal with mechanical issues but wiring is not my bag. I want to keep everything the same on the inside as far as electronics, but I dont know how.
I will definatley keep you posted on this, as I will more than likely have some questions. Thanks!
I have a '67 w108 250s with a chevy 350..... it has the original rear end. No problems whatsoever. I can roast the tires with it. And honestly, the torque/hp isn't that much different from the original straight 6 to the chevy 350 if you look up the specs. Where you would get in to trouble, most likely, is if you hopped up the engine to put out a bunch more torque/hp. However, it really doesn't matter how much torque/hp you have under the hood, unless you are really putting your foot to the floor and trying to use all of it. Then you'd have a problem. But under "normal" driving conditions, there shouldn't be a problem.....