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From: Daven Anderson
Remote Name: 220.127.116.11
Date: January 19, 2004
Jeff said most of what you need to know (1962 V8 crank flange changes, A and B V8's don't interchange). The pre-62 A and early Hemi pattern is the same as the '62-up A-LA ('small block') pattern except for the location of the right bottom bolt. Meaning if you change a pre-62 poly V8 to a '62-up crank, you can then bolt up the '62-up trans. in all holes except the right bottom bolt. You could drill & tap the block if you're paranoid, but the remaining bolts should be enough. Another thing to keep in mind is that transmission adapters for the early Hemi (as sold by http://www.hothemiheads.com ) can be used with pre-62 A 'poly' engines as well, there are adapters for many types of later Chrysler and even GM/Ford transmissions as well.