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Re: [oletrucks] 261 vs 235

To: Brad Newman <bkn6@airmail.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 261 vs 235
From: ADvent@thuntek.net
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 07:14:32 -0600
I would go with the 261. An oil filter is manitory. The 261 mounts with the
same problems as the 235.
new mexico jim
50  ton
51 two ton dump
54 ton for parts

Brad Newman wrote:

> 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
>
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