Ring in the new with some quality time with your old truck! A great time to tackle a winter project. If you do not have access to your truck, start your parts list for spring!
The days are officially getting longer now, you know!
I'm starting a new project with no engine or trans. I want to stay with an inline 6 and a 4 speed tranny. I can get my hands on a stock 292 and need advice on what to expect if I purchase that one. It sounds like the 292 is an awesome engine with lots o power. I'm hoping to spice it up a little with headers and a carb, maybe a cam. Your thoughts!?
This is for my 1951 Chevy 3100 pickup. I have no engine, trans or rear-end. I've read that if I went with a 292 I would need to move the radiator and I've read that it will fit as is. So what is the deal? I know the mounts are offset so that I know will need to be modified. Should I go for a 250 instead?
Sounds like I need to stay with a 292. If I need to modify mite as well make it worth while. I can deal with some modifications if not too major. Not sure what stock is but I would like a 4 speed manual. I was reading that the Muncie M20 or the SM465 were good. Not sure how they play in to the 292 idea. Still lots to learn for me.
I put a 292 in a 1950 PU and a 1940 passenger car without moving the radiator. There are three lengths of water pumps that fit that series of engines. I used the shortest, along with a flat face flex fan.
Thanks Dave, that is really good to know. Where do you find info on the water pumps? Were you happy with putting the 292 in your 50? Also, what trans and rear end did you use? Thanks to all for this great info!