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Based on a lot of web searching and a little gunking on the side of the engine to uncover some numbers, it now appears that the engine is a Chevrolet 235 build in March of 1960. Now the question is, should I go on a hunt for a 228 - the original engine in the truck. Thanks to everyone who help me find and de-code the engine block numbers.

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Originally Posted by Jeff'z 46 GMC
Now the question is, should I go on a hunt for a 228 - the original engine in the truck. Thanks to everyone who help me find and de-code the engine block numbers.

Well... If the truck is drivable right now I would drive it around a bit and decide how important an "original" engine is compared to what you might do to the rest of the truck. You then need to decide what you want to hopefully end up with, i.e. a Trailer Queen show truck, a daily or weekend driver, etc. Answering these questions will answer the first.

From that point you might want to start saving every penny you have as these projects have a way of growing faster than kudzu vines in the southeast.

Anyway, welcome to the 'Bolt, good luck, and have fun!


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Thirteen years later - here is an up date. Things have changed radically. I was pretty naïve about restorations. To make a long story story, the only thing that is left of what I originally bought is the chassis [now powder coated]. I found better body parts and a proper GMC engine. Here the sad news - I'm getting old and the truck has sat for a long time with no progress and once I get the engine running again [it was rebuilt 10 years ago] I plan to sell it. I'm in northern California.

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When ready to sell post a For Sale Ad in the Swap Meet Forum per Stovebolt rules.

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Jeff, I saw your ad and craigslist link. Looks like you have a lot to sell.

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Welcome to the 'bolt. Maybe post a few pix of your project.

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