I have an opportunity to purchase 2 good 261's, and one "parts" 261,
from a local source for $50. One of the engines has an 848 head, and
both run but need to be rebuilt. On the other hand, I just bought (for
$25) a 54 model 235 at a swap meet this past weekend. Here's the
Is there really that big of a difference in these engines? What about
parts availability? I plan on installing AC this summer, and an
automatic tranny; would one be better than the other? And finally, what
about installation? I know that the 235 needs a short shaft water pump,
but what about the 261? Is it an easy swap?
What's ya'lls vote ............... 235 or 261?
49 3100 (stock)
54 3100 convertible street project
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