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Hello from Arkansas!
#1307891 Sat Apr 20 2019 04:42 PM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 2
MattMc Offline OP
Hi All!

I recently purchased a bit of a hodge podge of an older truck (pics here). The body (I've been told) is from '48, the doors are from '51, and the engine is a mix of '53 (headers) and '55 for actual engine block. I know very little about engines or cars, but am very excited to work on the vehicle

My first question is can I use a mix of 1953 header (low pressure header) with the engine casting from the 1955?

Thanks in advance!

New to the forums but excited to get working!
Re: Hello from Arkansas!
MattMc #1307907 Sat Apr 20 2019 07:24 PM
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Welcome to the 'bolt. Please scroll through the various forums and ask questions specific to them for the best answers.

Another quality post.

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Re: Hello from Arkansas!
MattMc #1307916 Sat Apr 20 2019 08:26 PM
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Matt, welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake
FYI, the Welcome Center is just that. A place to introduce yourself and your project. Questions are not appropriate for the simple reason that 95% of our 41000 members never return to the W/C after the initial visit. Your particular question will get the best answers in the Engine Forum.

BTW, my brother lives in Mena and has several Stovebolts. He’s into the hotrodding thing.

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Re: Hello from Arkansas!
MattMc #1307924 Sat Apr 20 2019 08:56 PM
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Hi Matt, welcome to the site!! Sorry, I don't know the answer to your question but, as Martin said, probably best to ask that in the engine forum.


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Re: Hello from Arkansas!
MattMc #1307994 Sun Apr 21 2019 12:50 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt, Matt, the best place on the globe for old Chevy, and GMC truck guys. See you around the garage.

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