The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Nothing new here ...


STOVEBOLT FEVER

There is no cure!

Thanks to all of you, we have been virtual for over 25 years.

Stovebolt Site Search
 
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
3 members (Dusty, joe apple, Jimmie D), 247 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums47
Topics117,839
Posts942,973
Members43,058
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
235 head swap
#13663 Mon May 23 2005 05:09 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 20
C
Apprentice
my '54 3100 has a 235 with a cracked head. what, if any, problems should i look for if swapping heads from a '59 235? and what's a fair price for the thing? thanks.


sure love my old Chevy.
Re: 235 head swap
#13664 Mon May 23 2005 05:55 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 113
R
Member
I had a cracked head on my 235 and I had problems finding a cyl. head locally. I ended up purchasing a complete 59 motor for $350. I hope that helps a little in regard to price. Good luck with the swap.

Re: 235 head swap
#13665 Mon May 23 2005 06:10 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 312
8
Shop Shark
I found a bare 848 head here in a junk yard last fall for $100, guaranteed. Figure in another $400 to have it rebuilt...


-Tim
'51 Chevy 3104 w/'56 235, 848 Head, HEI Dizzy, Corvette Cam, Split Manifold and Dual Carter YF's
Re: 235 head swap
#13666 Mon May 23 2005 06:14 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 394
B
Shop Shark
Yep--fairly common. I'd watch Ebay--go to wreckin yards--see if you can find one on the wreckin yard computer. Last one I bought was $100 for an 848---two years ago I think. When you get the new one--you need to drill the thermostat--do a search here. Also keep ur radiator in good shape and make sure its circulatin. I've heard they can be bought outta Mexico and South America--never done it and don't know the quality. Good luk.


Buzz'n Half Dozen
Re: 235 head swap
#13667 Tue May 24 2005 11:44 AM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 325
2
Shop Shark
There is a place in Dallas called Bishop Engine that has racks full of them for $100 each. They will garentee that you will not get a cracked one but won't pay for the magnafluxing. Hope this helps.

Re: 235 head swap
#13668 Tue May 24 2005 04:43 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 20
C
Apprentice
thanks for the info guys. $100 bucks is what i was hoping to pay.


sure love my old Chevy.
Re: 235 head swap
#13669 Tue May 24 2005 05:41 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 297
P
Wrench Fetcher
crosleyfield - send me an email about the 235 head - i might be able to help you out. millere@whitesboroisd.org.


54 3100 w/62 235 "Yosemite Sam"
Born a Jay Hawk, raised an Okie and resurrected in Texas!http://community.webshots.com/user/djed50
Re: 235 head swap
#13670 Wed May 25 2005 01:29 AM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,736
Shop Shark
Crosleyfield, any chance your from Cincinnati?

I used to go to Crosley Field to watch the Zinzinnati Redlegs when I was a kid.


1953 Chevy 5-window 3100
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Picturetrail

Dave
Engine & Driveline Moderator

If you can't make seventy by an easy road, don't go. ~~ Mark Twain
Re: 235 head swap
#13671 Fri May 27 2005 08:28 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 20
C
Apprentice
i grew up in a rural 'burb of the QC in the 60's/70's, but havent been back in 15 years or so. i named my quasi-bluegrass/country band crosley field in honor of the 'ol ball yard.


sure love my old Chevy.
Re: 235 head swap
#13672 Tue May 31 2005 09:19 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 12
K
Junior Member
I'm in California and they have a pull it yourself yard in town, I paided about 35 dollars w/core charge for a self pulled 235 "848" head off of a 61 chevy truck. I gave the used head a hand valve lapping job and installed it and it works great. Anyways, I have the old 848 head I'd part with cheaper than 100 if you want it. It isn't cracked (it was magnafluxed) but it had bad seats and one seat was completely messed up and caused a dead hole on my motor. I didn't have the money at the time to rebuild it so I got the one from the junkyard.


Moderated by  Woogeroo 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4