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dstray #1388403 Tue Dec 15 2020 03:29 AM
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Man, I'd LOVE to get my hands on that truck. I can't see enough due to the snow on it, but it looks complete and reasonably straight - a fine example of the proverbial barn find. Guys on this forum will warn you to watch out for rust in the lower cab corners, however my assumption is that they ALL have rust in that area, so don't let that deter you. That's a dang nice truck - around here it would fetch up to $3500 as it sits, $2500 would be a normal price, $1500 would be a Christmas present. Mick53, punch that lowballer in the mouth who offered you $300; that's an insult.

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dstray #1388405 Tue Dec 15 2020 03:43 AM
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I don't have any pictures with no snow on it. Like i said it was painted in 1988 but was never driven during the winter. The cab corners do look good the only rust hole I see is rear drivers side fender and a very small hole on the cab as you open the door on the drivers side by the front fender. another thing I cant understand is the blinkers on the front fender I see some have them and some don't thanks again guys

dstray #1388410 Tue Dec 15 2020 03:51 AM
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Turn signals on the fenders were an add-on. They were not stock when the truck was new.

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dstray #1388434 Tue Dec 15 2020 12:06 PM
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Better jump on it now .... if its what you want, before the owner gets on Facebook and realizes he can get 8k for it. As pictured.
Lurkers are probably scouring craighlist or even google earth trying to find it.

Plus red trucks bring in more in December....kinda like black cats are more expensive in October cool

300...? Fair price.? In the early 70’s. Thats what my Dad paid for my 50 in 74

dstray #1388438 Tue Dec 15 2020 01:33 PM
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I don't think that is a 216. The short side cover 216 that we see in Canada has distinctive features on the head. This head is not one of those. It looks like someone took good care of it under the hood. Photos like these make the truck call out to me! I am lucky that I have n't the funds or space for more old trucks because that could be a problem!

dstray #1388441 Tue Dec 15 2020 01:51 PM
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Wouldn't that valve cover need a vent, or breather filler cap?

dstray #1388443 Tue Dec 15 2020 01:53 PM
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Passenger car service 235s from '50-'53 used the old-style, two-stud valve cover (as did the '41-'53 HD truck 235s). Best way to ID the engine in the truck is to look for the stamped engine serial number on the machined pad, just aft of the distributor, and sort of behind the dipstick (as was said in an earlier post). If it's a '53 or older 235, there should be a three-letter prefix that will ID the engine and its original service use. Some replacement blocks may not have that.

'54 and newer 235s will either have a letter-number suffix or a short serial number, either of which can also help ID the engine. It's an easy retrofit to install the two-stud valve cover on the newer 235s, so the engine serial number, the date code cast in the block, sort-of behind and above the starter, or block casting number (low in front of the distributor, and sometimes hard to see) are really the best way to ID the engine. In any event, it's not a 216, as others have said.


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DADS50 #1388445 Tue Dec 15 2020 02:01 PM
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Dad's, no, the early valve covers have the open vent slots.

dstray #1388446 Tue Dec 15 2020 02:02 PM
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Don't see any vent in the pic

dstray #1388447 Tue Dec 15 2020 02:06 PM
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Dad's, they are there, just "pointed" backwards, so hard to see. Three of them - see the photo I've marked up. Green arrows point to the slots.


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