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1950 4400 #1309123 Wed May 01 2019 01:12 AM
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Dcurtis Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Hi guys
I joined this forum many years ago but I am a much bigger reader than a poster. But the time has finally come. I was able to acquire a 1950 4400. It is in very rough shape right now, and I’m not entirely sure what direction I’m going to be going in on it. The engine is currently stuck but the clutch and transmission seem to be in good shape. The wheels turn freely and the brakes kinda work. There isn’t any usable wiring left at all. My plan for now is to try getting the engine free. If I can get it moving then I will start replacing ignition and fuel systems to try getting it running.
My first question it how do I identify what engine I have ? And how do I identify the type of carb is on it.

I’m not all that computer savvy and I don’t have a computer at all. I use my phone and my iPad. I know many of my questions have probably already been asked and answered but I never seem to be able to find what I’m looking for! Also if anyone can point me in the right direction I would like to post pictures if possible.
More to come !!
Thank you !
Dan


Dan
Re: 1950 4400 [Re: Dcurtis] #1309144 Wed May 01 2019 03:41 AM
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Rich'sToys Offline
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Welcome!
For info on posting pictures look in the lower left corner of this page.


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Re: 1950 4400 [Re: Dcurtis] #1309148 Wed May 01 2019 04:06 AM
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Hotrod Lincoln Offline
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Find the number that's stamped (not cast) on the machined pad just to the rear of the distributor and post that for us. Most likely a 1950 big truck would have left the factory with a spray-oiler 235 engine, but there's no telling what might have been installed since then. If it's got a sheet metal side cover on the passenger's side that extends up over the cylinder head and the spark plugs and 2 bolts in the center of the valve cover, it's either a 216 or an early 235. A short side cover and 4 bolts at the edges of the valve cover would probably make it a later model 235. The block casting number down near the fuel pump and the stamping I mentioned before will ID it accurately.
Jerry


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Re: 1950 4400 [Re: Rich'sToys] #1309165 Wed May 01 2019 10:48 AM
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Dcurtis Offline OP
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Thank you I didn’t see that I’ll give posting pictures a try tonight


Dan
Re: 1950 4400 [Re: Dcurtis] #1309170 Wed May 01 2019 11:46 AM
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Send one of us some photos and we will post them for you. We are always anxious to see photos of these old beauties! My Email is fred.nixon@sympatico.ca


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Re: 1950 4400 [Re: truckernix] #1309181 Wed May 01 2019 01:21 PM
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Dcurtis Offline OP
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If I can’t figure it out I will but I want to try figuring out how to work it

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Dan
Re: 1950 4400 [Re: Dcurtis] #1309197 Wed May 01 2019 04:31 PM
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Master Gabster
Good job, the photos are great! So if that is a US motor, it is a 1950 to 1952, low pressure 235. That motor is unique to those years. In Canada we had 216s of the same design. The truck looks like it wants to do serious work! Congratulations on your new addition.


1951 GMC 1 Ton Flatbed -- It is finally on the road and what a great time I have driving it!
1951 1 Ton Completed


My Chevy Master 4 Door is on the Road!
Re: 1950 4400 [Re: Dcurtis] #1309199 Wed May 01 2019 05:01 PM
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Dcurtis Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
The truck served as a sign for a local business for the last 40 years! I’m fairly sure the original engine is in it. It was still running when it became a sign but hasn’t run since the day it was parked around 78-79. I also have a photo copy of the original title issued in 1950.
It is very rough so I plan to just do little things at a time. Starting with getting the engine unstuck. After that I will get the starter rebuilt clean and rebuild the carb and replace the entire ignition system. Then hopefully I will have a runner. Does anyone know if there are print versions of repair manuals available anywhere. I have only been able to find online versions that don’t seem very helpful.
Also here’s a picture of the driver side of the engine

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Re: 1950 4400 [Re: Dcurtis] #1309250 Thu May 02 2019 08:50 AM
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Dcurtis Offline OP
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I wrote another post yesterday with another picture and it never showed up on the thread


Dan
Re: 1950 4400 [Re: Dcurtis] #1309251 Thu May 02 2019 11:27 AM
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Dcurtis Offline OP
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I’ll try it again here’s the driver side of the engine.
The oil cap is missing since who knows when and some mice had taken up residence under the valve cover. So I’m thinking I’m going to pull the head to make sure nothing is in any of the cylinders and see how bad the rust is in there. So are the head bolts reusable?

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