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Mike34 Offline OP
'Bolter
Picked up a project truck that I probably should have passed up. Always like the look of them…was an impulse buy that hasn’t sat well with the boss. I now own a 1955 3100 half ton stepside that has been sitting idle for 25 years. It now sits along side 1933 & 1934 Fords that I’m restoring.
I have decoded the numbers. It has a hopped up 327, a 3-speed and late 60s rear end. Been converted to disc brakes up front too but not sure what they came from. My understanding is that this makeover was done many, many years ago. My objective is to pull and sell the 327 and put a 6-cyl back in it.
Been reading up on the Stovebolt and thinking about a mid-sixties 6-cylinder if it bolts right up. Perhaps a bit more reliable, a few more horses and smoother running than the original’55 engine. But who knows where this will end up. I’m rebuilding the Holley 600, while MMO soaks the cylinders, so that I fire it up.

I look forward to learning what I don’t know.
-Mike

Last edited by Peggy M; Mon Aug 01 2022 08:48 PM.
Mike34 #1453066 Fri May 27 2022 11:06 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon and HiPo Forum
Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake

BTW, the V8 was an option in 1955.


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!
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Mike34 #1453177 Sat May 28 2022 11:12 PM
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'Bolter
If it has a V8 then any of the 63 or newer I6 engines will bolt up to the existing bell housing. You will be trading down for less horsepower and torque with the six and for way poorer fuel mileage if you choose a 292.


Evan
Mike34 #1453217 Sun May 29 2022 04:41 AM
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'Bolter
Mike, is your 1955 3100 first series or second?


Ron
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...
Veteran, USMC

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in Hell ! "

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Mike34 #1453237 Sun May 29 2022 01:58 PM
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Mike34 Offline OP
'Bolter
It is a second series.

-Mike

Mike34 #1453426 Tue May 31 2022 03:49 PM
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'Bolter
Welcome to Stovebolt. Best site on the world wide web.....see you around the garage.


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Mike34 #1453454 Tue May 31 2022 09:48 PM
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Welcome to the 'bolt.. please post some pictures of your new project.


Another quality post.


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Mike34 #1468702 Wed Sep 28 2022 09:34 PM
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Mike34 Offline OP
'Bolter
Struggling to locate an I6 in the New England area.
In the meantime, been doing a lot of reading but still confused on motor mount locations for the various years. Do early sixties blocks, as coilover mentioned above, use/have same motor mount location on forward sides of the block? I’m not interested in fabricating mounts, just want a drop-in bolt in for this ‘55 second series.
-Mike

Mike34 #1468737 Thu Sep 29 2022 01:05 AM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon and HiPo Forum
Mike, the Welcome Center is not an appropriate place for questions. Please scroll down through the various forums and post your questions there. Why, you might ask? Well only about 1 % of our membership even bother to check in here. Your current question would be best suited for the Engine Shop 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)

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Gearhead and Moderator for The Swap Meet
Mike,

To maybe help hunt down an engine in your area, you can post an ad here: Truck Parts Wanted in the Swap Meet Forum.

You may also want to check here: eBay & Craigslist Links Forum as often other members (like myself - lol) will posts ads we come across with resources fellow 'Bolters may be interested in.

Good luck with your search! thumbs_up


Dan

1951 Chevy 3 window 3100 (My Grandpa's hunting truck)
1966 Chevelle (Wife's Hot Rod)
2013 Chevy Silverado (Current daily driver)
US Army MSG Retired (1977-1998)
Com Fac Maint Lead Tech Retired (1998-2021)

Finely time to get to work on my Grandpa's (now mine) truck!

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