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Re: New to me 1950 3100 - making plans
Hotrod Lincoln #1377728 Sun Sep 20 2020 02:25 AM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 691
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
There's not much point in keeping the 216, since you've got plans to butcher up another basically original truck. Might as well put in a "belly button" Chevy V8- - - -"Everybody's got one- - - -and they're boring to look at"!

Those SBCs aren't so "belly button" anymore. LS motors have become the new belly button.

1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: New to me 1950 3100 - making plans
Jdav #1377782 Sun Sep 20 2020 07:47 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 21,019
Don't trash that engine! I'd love to have another project 235 to add to the collection. Fixing a cracked cylinder is child's play for anyone with a cylinder boring machine like mine, as long as the crack isn't within 1/2" of the top or bottom of the cylinder.

Put an ad in the "parts wanted" forum, and keep an eye peeled for Craigslist ads. Some people will give away perfectly good Chevy sixes or sell them cheap when they're in the process of installing one of those "belly button" V8's I mentioned.

The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

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Re: New to me 1950 3100 - making plans
Jdav #1377863 Mon Sep 21 2020 11:26 AM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 6,849
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In my 54 with the original 235 I have a 79 AMC pacer IFS with power steering. The mounts come from a kit. in the rear is a 79 nova rear end but for some areas, the 2.73 gears may not be right but has worked fine for me. I have been to KC 8 times and the east coast 2 times and it has 36000 miles on the rebuild. Also 2001 Buick Lesabre seats for the shoulder harness. Also 12 volt Neg. ground. An aftermarket radio that looks original but is a solid-state. I am 77 and hoping to start another project. If you are going to shop for an engine you might as well look for other cubic inch ones 265 or 292.

Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

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