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#1452398 Sun May 22 2022 11:33 AM
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I’m new to the forum and wanted to I’ve learned a lot just by lurking. I’m a mechanic by trade but new to this old of iron. It’s now time to join and start picking brains. I inherited a project 1940 1/2 ton truck. The frame is completed and solid, the cab needs very little and aside from the forward bed panel the metal of the bed is also very good.
The old 216 is a different story…. The main bearings are shot and after some research I ended up getting a hood running early 235 with pressure lube. I plan to keep the truck somewhat original as I’m not putting disc brakes on it or other mods. I plan to only use it locally pulling my outdoor cooker to events.

Where is a good place to post some questions about mounting the 235?

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Maineman #1452407 Sun May 22 2022 02:39 PM
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Hello, and welcome to the 'bolt. You can post your questions in the general truck forum. You also might want to search the forums and maybe find some previous posts.
Please post some pictures of your truck.

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Maineman #1452409 Sun May 22 2022 02:59 PM
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What year is the 235? In 1955 the water pump was moved to a lower position in the block which puts the fan too low on the radiator for your 1940 truck. There's a conversion plate made by a stovebolt forum member that allows the early style high mount pump to be used on the later block and puts the fan in the right place on the radiator. The front plate between the timing cover and the block might need to be adapted to use the early front motor mount, also. 1954 and early 55 235's had the 216 style water pump location, which makes them an almost drop-in fit for the 216. Welcome to where the inmates are running the asylum!

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Maineman #1452427 Sun May 22 2022 06:47 PM
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Thanks, I was told the 235 was a 53 or 54 but I need to double check that

Maineman #1452451 Sun May 22 2022 09:20 PM
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I would ask about that in the engine forum.

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Welcome to Stovebolt family. We're here to help. Just post questions in the garage forums. See you around the forums.

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