1952 XM215

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I purchased a 1952 XM215 in CA. The 6 cylinder gas engine was disassembled upon purchase. I was told it had a seized cylinder. Looking at replacing it with a 6.8L V-10 Ford engine. Is it fees able to stuff in engines compartment? I have the stock auto transmission, should I use it or swap that too.?
 

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Your 69 year old truck needs a complete overhaul beyond the engine compartment. If your end goal is to transport dirt, maybe a late model truck is better suited to your needs.
 

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I would not use the GMC auto trans at all. The 215 is a rare truck and the parts were not designed for the power of the V-10.
 

Poppa Ames

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I purchased a 1952 XM215 in CA. The 6 cylinder gas engine was disassembled upon purchase. I was told it had a seized cylinder. Looking at replacing it with a 6.8L V-10 Ford engine. Is it fees able to stuff in engines compartment? I have the stock auto transmission, should I use it or swap that too.?
Well I got it, a 6.8L and a 4r100 auto transmission for pennys. I don’t plan on hauling anything but people, maybe parades and such this will be interesting and thanks for all advice I am not an expert on any of this by far.
 

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Great! Doesn't all the Ford stuff need a computer? I remember when I got my GMC, the 302 had a thrown rod. I rebuilt it in my apartment at the time. Engine still runs great 38 years later. They are bulletproof.
 
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