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Re: [oletrucks] Question about 283 vs. 350

To: <CyrusR@aol.com>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Question about 283 vs. 350
From: "Rob Lowe" <rllowe@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 23:12:12 -0400
I have a 350 w/HEI in my 56 stepside and had no problems cooling.  My truck
had a 265 originally.  I have since replaced the radiator with one from
Obsolete out of Nashville GA.   I replaced it because the original core
started leaking and it couldn't be repaired.   Now I wished now I had had a
custom one built instead.


56 3100
-----Original Message-----
From: CyrusR@aol.com <CyrusR@aol.com>
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Date: Monday, April 19, 1999 9:47 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Question about 283 vs. 350

>I've got a pair of engines that I'm considering building for my '57 half
> I'm very experienced with engines, but not sure which way to go in this
>case.  I'm having a little trouble deciding which one to use.  Can some of
>you help me?
>One is a '59 model 283, complete with '59 model heads (with the offset
>cover bolts) 2 BBL intake and Carter carb.  Do any of you have an air
>conditioning compressor mounted on an early engine without the accessory
>holes in the heads?  Does that work out OK?  I'd consider using this
>mainly because of the potential fuel economy and nastalgia factor.  On the
>other hand, is there any interest from someone out there in my original 283
>for their '59?  If so, I'd take $250 for it complete.  It was running last
>The other engine is a 350.  Are any of you running 350s having problems
>the original radiator not keeping it cool?
>Thanks in advance for any experiences you can pass on to me.
>Randy Underwood
>Springdale, AR
>57 1/2 Ton
>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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