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Re: [oletrucks] 235/216, and some other questions

To: "Brian _" <pkupman57@hotmail.com>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 235/216, and some other questions
From: "joe" <chevy1@jps.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 06:51:55 -0800
Hi Brian,

Yes the 216's have the studs coming through the valve covers and the 235's
bolt with (4) bolts on the side of the cover.  I'm not sure which one's
worth more.  I guess it would depend on the person and his individual needs
at the moment.  I just bought a complete running "running gear"....216
engine, 3 spd transmission, torque tube rearend, front suspension with (4)
knee action shocks for $100.00 .  The owner had just bought and drove home a
1937 or 1938 Chevy Coupe and proceeded to tear it down to build a Street Rod
so he sold me everything that he didn't need or want.   I'm also getting a
similar deal on a 1941 Chevy Coupe with a 235 from my Uncle this Spring when
I convert his coupe to Mustang II suspension, 350/350, Camaro Rearend and
A/C.  I installed the 235 about five years ago but it has a leaking head
gasket between #3 & #4 cylinder now.   I'm not sure what engine I'll use on
my next project but I'm leaning toward the 216 since I have the Fenton
headers and Edmunds Custom dual carb intake in the shop just waiting to go
on something.

If I had my choice of subframes I would go with a 1978-86 Monte Carlo
because it's width is 58.8 inches and the 80's Camaro is 61.3" so you'd be
gaining some tire to fender clearance.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian _ <pkupman57@hotmail.com>
To: pkupman57@hotmail.com <pkupman57@hotmail.com>; oletrucks@autox.team.net
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 10:37 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] 235/216, and some other questions

>the other day i asked this, but still havent gotten any responses.
>  216s had two nuts on the top of the valve cover, and 235s have 4 bolts on
>the outside edge of the cover. right?
>now, which one is worth more/ or rarer? just currious.
>also, about how much is each one worth, compleat minus carb. with 3 speed
>tranny, started, dist. etc
>would a '88 or '85 camaro clip work with a TF frame?
>this is for the GMC buffs; about what is the going price for a set of front
>suspension dampeners from a '57 GMC? you know, the cylinder things that
>onto the front end with the same bolts the backing plates bolt to on the
>bout how much would a good compleat set of 305 camaro heads minus the
>rockers be worth?
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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