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 ½ 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
> 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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