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Worth transporting/keeping? #1283257
Thu Oct 11 2018 02:07 AM
Thu Oct 11 2018 02:07 AM
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Marc '46  Online OP
New Guy
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Posts: 20
Houston, TX
Hi,
I have a 1946 chev pickup 1/2 ton that I (well actually my wife) inherited from her grandfather. He acquired it in the 70's and restored it to a point. A good bit of it isn't original and I have been learning a lot trying to figure out what is what and get it running. It has a 283 V8 that he put in it.
Anyway,,,,,
I was on the farm where the truck was kept and ran across what I can only imagine was the original transmission and engine. Looks like most of it is there, and it has been sitting for the last 40 years or so but it has been in a shed out of the weather.
can anyone help me with what I am looking at, and if these parts are worth keeping? They are a 1000 mile drive away so getting them home won't be trivial. Here are some shots of the engine. will post next with transmission pics.
thanks,
Sammy

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Marc S
Houston TX
1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton
Re: Worth transporting/keeping? [Re: Marc '46] #1283258
Thu Oct 11 2018 02:09 AM
Thu Oct 11 2018 02:09 AM
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Marc '46  Online OP
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Houston, TX
transmission pics.

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Marc S
Houston TX
1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton
Re: Worth transporting/keeping? [Re: Marc '46] #1283260
Thu Oct 11 2018 02:13 AM
Thu Oct 11 2018 02:13 AM
Justhorsenround  Online

Grease Monkey
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Posts: 6,230
Central, Oklahoma
Looks like a 235 valve cover. 1000 miles away? My 2 cents, leave it right where it is. Value? Scrap iron!


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Re: Worth transporting/keeping? [Re: Marc '46] #1283264
Thu Oct 11 2018 02:33 AM
Thu Oct 11 2018 02:33 AM
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Wrenchbender Ret.  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 7,883
Lenexa Ks.
The engine is scrap. That trans. looks like an o-drive. It would be worth saving.
George


They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

1956 Chevy 1/2-Ton Pickup

Re: Worth transporting/keeping? [Re: Marc '46] #1283265
Thu Oct 11 2018 02:49 AM
Thu Oct 11 2018 02:49 AM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Online
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Posts: 17,133
Dellrose, TN
You've got a 1955 or newer 235 engine, and a SM-319 3 speed transmission with a Borg-Warner overdrive. Neither one will be original to the vehicle. The trans is probably worth keeping- - - -get somebody to crate it up and UPS it to you. A rebuildable core 235, assuming the block and head isn't cracked or worn out, is worth somewhere in the $100.00 range, assuming you've got $100.00- - - -and you need a rebuildable 235!
Jerry


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Re: Worth transporting/keeping? [Re: Marc '46] #1283283
Thu Oct 11 2018 11:28 AM
Thu Oct 11 2018 11:28 AM
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EdPruss  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,385
Longmont, CO
You might tell what state it is in, someone on here that is closer might be able to use it. Manifolds are useful to someone that has a cracked set, as is the OD trans. As stated above.

Ed


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Re: Worth transporting/keeping? [Re: Marc '46] #1283324
Thu Oct 11 2018 10:28 PM
Thu Oct 11 2018 10:28 PM
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Marc '46  Online OP
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Posts: 20
Houston, TX
Thanks for all the information! this is a great site.
I've always been a boat guy so this old vehicle stuff is all new to me. Good to have a source of information. It's interesting to me that neither of these are original to the vehicle. I don't have any history on it before it was acquired so I don't know what was there and what was missing. Would this type of transmission be in a truck? Or with those levers is it designed to be used in a shift on the column setup?

The parts are in Eastern Kentucky, if anyone can use them please let me know.

thanks,
Sammy


Marc S
Houston TX
1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton
Re: Worth transporting/keeping? [Re: Marc '46] #1283325
Thu Oct 11 2018 10:38 PM
Thu Oct 11 2018 10:38 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Online
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 17,133
Dellrose, TN
The two levers on the forward part of the transmission are for regular column shift 3 speed linkage. The open driveline configuration indicates the transmission fits 1955-up cars and/or trucks. Most of those were used in cars- - - -I'm not sure if any trucks came equipped with the overdrive or not. The shift lever on the tailshaft housing is a lockout device to keep the OD from engaging by pulling a cable for such things as trailer towing or using compression braking on a long downhill grade, etc. Check your private messages- - - -I might be headed to E. KY near the W. VA border on business in a few days.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Worth transporting/keeping? [Re: Marc '46] #1283369
Fri Oct 12 2018 02:16 PM
Fri Oct 12 2018 02:16 PM
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coilover  Online
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Posts: 1,992
Plano, Tx
The OD transmission is worth something if, and this is a big IF, the solenoid is working. I know you are a thousand miles away but if someone could use a couple of jumper wires from a battery to the solenoid and see if it clicks. If so and all the gears/bearings are good it is a 150 to 250 dollar unit and if not just put it on a scale. A rebuilt solenoid (no new ones) runs in the $300 range.


Evan
Re: Worth transporting/keeping? [Re: Marc '46] #1283393
Fri Oct 12 2018 07:07 PM
Fri Oct 12 2018 07:07 PM
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Gunner57  Offline
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Posts: 21
St Paul, Alberta
its a 216 or a 235 not worth much but.... the rocker shaft and rockers could be ebayed for moollah. During my rebuild i couldnt find a set at any price new or used. Finally got from a wreck in a field for $50 and got it rebuilt.

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