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Re: 261 Engine Price
Stove #1364609 Fri Jun 12 2020 04:31 PM
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I've got a USA 261 from a 55.1 truck stashed away, it has Capt bars above starter & high mount water pump.


BC
1960 Chevy C10 driver 235 T5 3.73 dana 44
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
1960 C60 pasture art
G.M dealer tech since 1980 & counting
Re: 261 Engine Price
Stove #1364637 Fri Jun 12 2020 05:28 PM
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Be careful, some 1953 powerglide engines 235 s had captain bars above the starter, a true 261 will have a set of captain bars on the drivers side of the block too.


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: 261 Engine Price
Stove #1364655 Fri Jun 12 2020 07:42 PM
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I pulled mine out of 55.1 truck. Cast numbers indicate 261, has exhaust valve rotators, closed PCV system.


BC
1960 Chevy C10 driver 235 T5 3.73 dana 44
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
1960 C60 pasture art
G.M dealer tech since 1980 & counting
Re: 261 Engine Price
Stove #1364698 Sat Jun 13 2020 01:33 AM
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Yep nice, exhaust valve rotators were definately 261 heads. Look for the other set of bars

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1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: 261 Engine Price
Stove #1364768 Sat Jun 13 2020 04:34 PM
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Stove, get those numbers. Doc


Currently making 1954 3100 better than new
Re: 261 Engine Price
BC59 #1364774 Sat Jun 13 2020 05:38 PM
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Unrepentant VW Lover
Originally Posted by BC59
I've got a USA 261 from a 55.1 truck stashed away, it has Capt bars above starter & high mount water pump.

That's interesting. What is the casting code?


John
"Paul! Peggy barada nikto. PEGGY BARADA NIKTO!!!!"


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: 261 Engine Price
Stove #1364813 Sat Jun 13 2020 10:16 PM
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Cast June 21, 1954
F 21 4
3703414 cast in front of fuel pump
Stamp on pad behind dist: 0006339F55N
Has old style (2 bolt on top, one bottom) side bosses cast in block but not drilled, no side mount provision.
Found it in the Nickel Ads years ago, guy was sell "235 in 55 chevy farm truck, you pull". I went to check it out, not even thinking about it being a 55.1 but hoping it was a 261.
He drove it into his heated shop & I pulled it out, gave him cash & everybody was happy.
A few weeks later I found another Nickel Add "1959 C60 for sale, 235 4 spd". Bought if, drove it home on back roads (no bed, no tags), pulled the 261 out of it & sold the rest for about what I paid for the truck.
Haven't had that kind of luck in along time.

Last edited by BC59; Sun Jun 14 2020 04:44 AM.

BC
1960 Chevy C10 driver 235 T5 3.73 dana 44
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
1960 C60 pasture art
G.M dealer tech since 1980 & counting
Re: 261 Engine Price
Stove #1364893 Sun Jun 14 2020 07:03 PM
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Boltergeist
I've got three 261's- - - -two high pump types and one late model with the full flow filter option available. Two of them were given to me, and I paid $100.00 for the other one because it also came with a SM-420 attached- - - -with a PTO!
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 Engine Price
Doc.Hall #1364910 Sun Jun 14 2020 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Doc.Hall
Stove, get those numbers. Doc

Sorry Doc, I just didn't get a very good feeling. The car was basically a shell so I don't think it had much value. To me it looked difficult to get the casting number. In other words, I'll keep looking.

Re: 261 Engine Price
Stove #1364934 Mon Jun 15 2020 02:56 AM
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I have a 1954 261 out of a big truck and it has the captain bars .
1954 and early 1955 261 engines had the high mount water pump.

Tim

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