The Stovebolt.com Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Positive thinking ...
We are still asking:
What did you
get done on
your Bolt today
????


The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt
this weekend?"

After 51,906,997 views, 7378 replies over 185 pages, this thread in General Truck Talk is a happening! And it's not just weekends anymore.


Now with pictures
and No BOTS.


So ...


What did you get done on your Bolt today????


Stovebolt Site Search
'
Oh Lord, I just gotta find it....

A pdf guide to help you search the Site


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

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
7 members (Fox, booger, keithfielder, Eureka Jim, delky, 1 invisible), 88 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics127,485
Posts1,031,818
Members45,791
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 39 1 2 3 38 39
1948 Thriftmaster 3/4 ton - Poncho engine swap
#1425837 Mon Oct 04 2021 01:47 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 703
G
Goach2 Offline OP
'Bolter
Hello all,

I've finally pulled my truck off the road to do an engine swap and clean it up a bit. I expect that this will be a long project, but I am motivated to get it done and back on the road for next year.

Here's what I have done so far:

I have a fully rebuilt 261 that was bored .060, which was discussed here:
Poncho Rebuild

I pulled the front clip:
[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...umber/35608/filename/20211002_123804.jpg[/img]

I also dropped the driveshaft and removed the propeller shaft from the back of the trans. My next step is to pull the transmission right out as I will clean it up and I have a new gasket set to install in it. Where the propeller shaft goes through the mount that holds it to the frame was pretty loose. I think I will be replacing something here, just not sure what is required yet.

I also found this under the rad mount:
[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...umber/35609/filename/20211002_120457.jpg[/img]
[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...umber/35610/filename/20211002_121051.jpg[/img]

Looks like it had a single mount in the middle at one time. I may already have a replacement piece located to cut/weld in.

So I will try and keep this updated as much as possible. I am hopeful to have more time with the colder weather coming to get out in the garage. Thanks!

Attached Files
20211002_112619.jpg (411.08 KB, 384 downloads)

1948 Chevrolet Thriftmaster 3/4 Ton
There are only 10 types of people in this world, those who can read binary and those who can't.
Re: Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1425838 Mon Oct 04 2021 01:52 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,671
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Bosch, ask the forum Moderator to move this thread to the Project Journals Forum.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!
USAF 1965-1969 Weather Observation Tech (I got paid to look at the clouds)

Re: Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1425839 Mon Oct 04 2021 01:54 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,520
Bubba - Curmudgeon
Hello Goach2,

It looks like you are installing the 261 in a 1948 Chevrolet Thriftmaster 3/4 ton Chevrolet truck?

What year 261?

What rear-end will you be using?

What clutch assembly will you be using?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1425844 Mon Oct 04 2021 02:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 703
G
Goach2 Offline OP
'Bolter
Hi Martin - I was going to post it there, but I will have many questions along the way and the wording in that forum seemed to suggest it was not the place for that.

Tim - that's right, going in my 3/4 ton. 261 is a 59/60 from a Canadian Pontiac. I just upgraded the rear end to 4.11s and I'm keeping my 6 volt system, with original starter/flywheel and clutch.

I should mention that I'm mechanically inclined, but not a mechanic and this will be a first for me wink


1948 Chevrolet Thriftmaster 3/4 Ton
There are only 10 types of people in this world, those who can read binary and those who can't.
Re: Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1425850 Mon Oct 04 2021 04:22 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,520
Bubba - Curmudgeon


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1425853 Mon Oct 04 2021 04:59 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 703
G
Goach2 Offline OP
'Bolter
Yes, I had the machine shop install one of Deve's relocation plates so that I can use the original.


1948 Chevrolet Thriftmaster 3/4 Ton
There are only 10 types of people in this world, those who can read binary and those who can't.
Re: Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1425857 Mon Oct 04 2021 05:48 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,520
Bubba - Curmudgeon
Deve shows/refers-to that plate on his website

However, another member here "invented"/sells that plate,

Pre '68 Dave [chev235guy.blogspot.com]


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1425861 Mon Oct 04 2021 06:25 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 703
G
Goach2 Offline OP
'Bolter
Right, thanks for clarifying.


1948 Chevrolet Thriftmaster 3/4 Ton
There are only 10 types of people in this world, those who can read binary and those who can't.
Re: Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1425926 Tue Oct 05 2021 12:49 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 2,385
P
AD Addict
Go ahead and have the moderator move your build to the Project Journals forum. You can document your build there then ask questions in the appropriate Forum’s. There’s more traffic on those forum’s, so you’ll get more advice as not everybody reads the Journals. That is what I am doing and it work’s great!

Last edited by Phak1; Tue Oct 05 2021 03:06 PM.

Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
Stovebolt Gallery

‘59 235 w/hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1425930 Tue Oct 05 2021 01:06 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 703
G
Goach2 Offline OP
'Bolter
Hi Phil,

I'd rather move my previous 'DITY' post to the Project Journals and update that with progress, then use this thread for all the questions I will have along the way.

https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...ster-3-4-ton-in-ontario.html#Post1147673

I'll let the moderators make the call, but my preference would be to get more opinions/guidance and less of the "Not a whole lot of chit chat in here, more like a ride along"...


1948 Chevrolet Thriftmaster 3/4 Ton
There are only 10 types of people in this world, those who can read binary and those who can't.
Page 1 of 39 1 2 3 38 39

Moderated by  HandyAndy 

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