Just a note that if anyone is interested in joining a local (BC) club. The BC Pioneer Truck Society the next general meeting is coming up this Sunday, May 26 at 11:30, in Harmsworth Hall. The hall is located just south of the 232nd exit off of highway 1, on the east side of the street. Membership is only $10 a year, and that's per family. The BC Pioneer Truck Society encompasses all makes of trucks, not just Stovebolts. There will be at least a couple of the BC Bolters at the meeting. Some up coming events are a hot dog sale on July 1, and a club picnic coming up in July.
Come on guys, alitta help is all im asking for. I thought for sure someone would know exactly what I am asking about. I didn't think this would be a big "head scratcher" for all the professionals and knowledge bouncing around this website. Ive learned a lot just routing around. I just couldn't find exactly what I was looking for so I thought id ask. Or maybe this is a really straight forward swap and Im wasting everyone's time????
All the moderator needed to do was simply point out that the last question would be better suited for car guys, and steer him to another site that might be able to help him, while the Stovebolt guys helped with the bore questions.
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Well it has 7 bolts making it a Saginaw. I see Rock Auto has seal/gasket/bearing kits for it for about 90 bucks. My own stupid fault. I'm restoring the truck and had it disassembled down to nothing but the cab on the frame. The trans was working fine so I left it as is other than a new clutch, flywheel, and throw out bearing. I didn't stop to think about the fact the truck had been sitting for years. After about 50 miles of shakedown driving the old dried front seal is now leaking......now that the truck is 95% complete......argh....
I had one of these set up correctly but sold it. If you can show a side image (showing the choke cam) I can tell you if it is correctly set.
Here is a side view of the choke. I pulled the choke cable tight and it's better, but the choke sticks wide open. If I want the choke to engage, I have to take off the air cleaner and nudge it down 1/8" (then the cable works fine).
The throttle cable is just bent under the linkage, that can't be right can it?
My 39 has the gas tank under your butt, er seat. I installed a glass sediment bowl filter that has a built in shut off valve where the shut off valve use to come out of the bottom of the gas tank. I clean it out periodically. The glass bowl stays clean on the fuel pump and so does the carburetor.
There was an engine difference too. I believe the Canadian 216s retained the domed piston design until 1946 . That includes of course the old style head. That is reflected in the Canadian and US parts manuals.
Well I’ll be pulling the motor soon to go thru it so I’ll see! I don’t order or buy any parts for this truck unless I pull apart what I have first to visually figure out what year it matches up with, fun!
Thanks. That makes sense now, the tag lists net horsepower not gross. As for the 216 being standard, you're the first one to state that and show proof. I have been wondering about that for the longest time, you've scratched my itch.