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261 Chevy
#1331118 Fri Oct 25 2019 01:46 AM
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I know someone looking for a 55-62 Chevy 261, if anyone knows where one is at/available.. .

Re: 261 Chevy
MPandC #1331129 Fri Oct 25 2019 03:39 AM
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I sold one to Mike Roache a few years ago that's squirreled away some where...maybe he can be talked out of it???

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Re: 261 Chevy
MPandC #1331155 Fri Oct 25 2019 01:10 PM
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Can someone message me Mike Roache's cell number?

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Re: 261 Chevy
MPandC #1331178 Fri Oct 25 2019 04:35 PM
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Appears Mike has his slated for installation in his truck. Anyone else know of one anywhere, preferably Mid-Atlantic area...

Re: 261 Chevy
MPandC #1331393 Sun Oct 27 2019 03:15 PM
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Robert,
Research every vehicle that used that engine, and keep a mental note. Then hit every junk yard that you can find. More so, the little out of the way ones.
Good luck, you’ll get one!
Jim


Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
1953 3800
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Re: 261 Chevy
MPandC #1331833 Wed Oct 30 2019 12:19 AM
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Mid-1950's through early 60's school buses are a good source for 261's, if you can find an old-time salvage yard that would buy them up for scrap value. You're also fairly close to Canada, and some of our stovebolter buddies up there say Pontiac car engines are still available at times. Those engines also have the option of running hydraulic valve lifters, since the passenger car 261 blocks were bored with a front to rear big oil passage through all the lifter bores.
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: 261 Chevy
MPandC #1331869 Wed Oct 30 2019 03:57 AM
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ace skiver
“Mid-1950's through early 60's school buses are a good source for 261“

That is exactly how/where I got the 1960 261 that has been in my suburban since 1972.

The rings were 0.060 over (barely rebuildable) : $200 back in 1972 - Leon said he was giving me a good price.

Good luck findIng a good one in an old “dismantling yard” - they got sold fast.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: 261 Chevy
MPandC #1332024 Thu Oct 31 2019 03:29 AM
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Boltergeist
I used to scavenge up every "worn out" small block 4 bolt main bearing block any of my competitors were discarding, for pennies on the dollar, or sometimes free. I had an engine rebuilding program as part of the course I was teaching, and my students needed blocks to practice on. The next time a lot of those guys saw their "junk" engine it was diving into a turn ahead of them, with 8 new standard bore sleeves installed. The rest of the race block preparation had already been done for me- - - -free of charge by the guys who thought they were discarding junk!

After a while, it was hard to scavenge up any "junk" from a competitor!
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: 261 Chevy
MPandC #1332127 Fri Nov 01 2019 01:35 AM
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261 on e bay in Missouri says was pulled years ago from running truck

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Re: 261 Chevy
KEVINSKI #1332128 Fri Nov 01 2019 02:07 AM
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ace skiver
Originally Posted by KEVINSKI
261 on ebay in Missouri says was pulled years ago from running truck


$800 - condition unknown

"pulled from a running truck years ago"


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
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