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New Guy Questions
#1174839 Thu Jul 21 2016 04:51 AM
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 5
larry1 Offline OP
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new guy here, in wyoming. Have '55 first series, 3100, 5 window, with factory hydra matic, 235. My q. is.........I understand that the engine color is stock grey. I also know that a different engine was used with a hydra matic. My engine #'s tell me the engine is indeed the correct one for my all stock truck with the hydra magic. I don't believe the engine has ever been changed or altered. My engine is orange. Also was it a bigger H.P. engine that was used with a factory hydra matic????? I have tons of other q., and am looking forward to using this forum, if I can figure out how to navigate it. HEY, out here in Wyoming trying to get my sweet little truck on the road again. Larry

Re: New Guy Questions
larry1 #1174862 Thu Jul 21 2016 12:50 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,268
Larry, Welcome to the Stovebot. You are definitely at the right place to get answers to your questions.
However, the best way to gather info/answers is to ask questions in the most appropriate forums. Example would be to ask "paint/color" questions in the Paint and Body Forum and engine questions in the Engine Forum and so on.

To help out, the engine number is on a little "pad" beside the distributor which will help us tell you the engine and we also have a "Vin Buster" tech tip here to help you identify your truck in general.

Take a little time to explore the Tech Tips, Gallery pictures and all the other stuff here.
Until you make 4 post you are "moderated" as all new members are, to help us keep out spammers and other unwanted guest. After you make 4 post you will be able to send PM's (private messages), the swap meet and al other stuff.

Also watch for other bolters from your area. They are here.
(I have a friend from Jackson Hole)

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Re: New Guy Questions
larry1 #1174894 Thu Jul 21 2016 06:33 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 58
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Hi Larry and welcome! Lots of great folks here. what part of WY? I'm in Cheyenne.

Re: New Guy Questions
larry1 #1174917 Thu Jul 21 2016 10:58 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,877
Shop Shark
Hi Larry, welcome. It's kind of fun trying to figure out exactly what you have. As Alvin says, take the time to explore a bit, run your numbers, ask around in the forums and hopefully you can figure it out. Good luck.


Re: New Guy Questions
Les_S #1182398 Tue Sep 13 2016 02:16 PM
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 5
larry1 Offline OP
New Guy
Les, I am in Worland. Getting serious now about my restoration of a rust free, complete, '55 1st series 3100, with the factory hydra matic. I'll get this forum all figured out here soon, and be asking tons of Q. Larry1

Re: New Guy Questions
larry1 #1182407 Tue Sep 13 2016 03:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 2,142
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Welcome to the site!


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Re: New Guy Questions
larry1 #1182634 Wed Sep 14 2016 09:44 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 5
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Larry, welcome to the Stovebolt forums.

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