Front Suspension on 1947 Hudson Sedan

raydebxraydebx Posts: 15Member
Is the stock front end suitable and strong enough to handle a SBC engine?  My thoughts are yes but unsure.  Thanks


  • Uncle JoshUncle Josh Posts: 2,627Senior Contributor
    For us dummies, what is an SBC?
  • charles4dcharles4d Posts: 564Expert Adviser
    Small block chevy
  • cheyenne7271cheyenne7271 Posts: 169Member
    No problem at all, a SBC weighs less than a Hudson mill. I have a friend that has a big block Chevy in his 47 Hudson pick up with stock front end 
  • BigSkyBigSky Posts: 685Senior Contributor
    SBC .... Scottish Beer Crawl?
  • raydebxraydebx Posts: 15Member
    That was my thought as well.  I figured a SBC weighted less than original engine
  • Ol racerOl racer Posts: 2,499Senior Contributor

    Yes it is

  • cheyenne7271cheyenne7271 Posts: 169Member
    They weigh considerably less especially the larger step-down blocks and hydro. You could put a big Chevy or Caddy motor and still be similar weight to stock Hudson mills. 
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