I just found out today that my 228 has a cracked head. As soon as it gets back
home we will check casting numbers and may be looking for a head to replace this
one. It ran really strong but some coolant getting blown our the exhaust port.
Patrick has parts for these and you could contact him at the email I am copying
Ed Gaito wrote:
> I finally found a casting number that made sense, and the engine in my '50
> GMC is indeed a 228, so the next question is whether or not to stick with it
> or start planning a swap.
> I would prefer not to do a V-8 swap, but if this isn't a good target engine
> for the mid to long term, I'll accept my fate and put a ZZ4 or similar crate
> engine into it.
> Are there performance parts available for the 228? Any good "formulas" out
> there for performance modifications with a vintage flare? I've seen
> multi-carb intakes, header and cams for the Chevy 235...are there similar
> parts available for the 228?
> Any sites out there dedicated to these engines?
> On the simple side, the first thing I need is a set of *real* brackets to
> re-mount that 12v Alternator that doesn't quite line up with the drive belt.
> Anyone know of a source?
> Thanks for getting me started,
> -Ed G.
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