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RE: [oletrucks] 261 vs 235

To: "Brad Newman" <bkn6@airmail.net>, "oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] 261 vs 235
From: "Ralph Linnell" <chevysix@seatac.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 06:31:03 -0700
Jack is right. I did this swap, albeit on a 1962 1/2 ton Chevy, and aside
from wishing I had gone to a 292 I would do it all over again. I installed a
700R4 behind it and it is a fantastic combination. The only reason I
mentioned the 292 is that the 700R4 would have bolted right up to the 292
with out an adaptor, which is not cheap. If you want to chat about this
more, ping me off the list and I will answer any questions I can. The 261
and the 235 are the same outside dimensions and the mounts are exactly the
same. The 261 has provisions for side mounts on the front and I would
recommend using them if you are going to an automatic tranny.

Ralph Linnell

Membership Chairman Inliners International


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
[mailto:owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of Jack Halton
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 4:41 AM
To: Brad Newman; oletrucks
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 261 vs 235

There's no substitute for cubic inches! Especially if plan an automatic and
A/C you will appreciate the additonal grunt of the 261. Parts availability
and rebuild cost are essentially the same.  Check Inliners site for
important differences in head torque pattern for the 261 (even with 235

Jack / Winter Park FL

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Newman" <bkn6@airmail.net>
To: "oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 1:11 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] 261 vs 235

> 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
> question:
> 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?
> Thanks
> Brad
> 49 3100 (stock)
> 54 3100 convertible street project
> 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

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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