the help of Larry Myers and Curtis Welch I was able to completely
update my 1954 Chevy wagon in only 24 hours.
We changed the motor, transmission and rearend for starters. We
then installed a rebuilt 235cid '58 to '64 straight 6 cylinder
engine, a '55 308 rearend and a '92 S-10 5 speed transmission.
was then converted to a 12 volt system and a new V.D.O. speedometer
was icing on the cake.
We also built a transmission cross member mount, redid the motor
mount brackets to fit and made the drive shaft the right length.
With a lot of sweat and a dash of luck everything worked out all
I would like to thank Larry for the use of his shop and all his
help. And to Curtis, thank you very much for your help and input.
And last but not least a Big THANK YOU to the wives for putting
up with us want-to-be-a-man tendencies. Without your help it might
have taken me longer than 24hours.
Welch (right) lends a hand as Rudy Escalera works on the engine
in Rudy's 1954 Chevy.
works to position parts on the front end
Welch works on the new engine as the old has just been removed
Washam has stopped by just in time to see Larry Myers and Curtis
Welch working on the new engine.
work can be an exacting science.
Rudy Escalera helps Larry Myers with steering wheel column work.
cleaned up and ready for a new power plant.