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Re: [oletrucks] So many questions...So little knowlege

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] So many questions...So little knowlege
From: "Durwood B. Darbin" <dhckdkcsk@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 04:34:04 PDT

A 1951 3100 originally came with a 216 engine but that doesn't mean that 
that was what was in the 51 when that engine was taken out and placed in 
your 49.  I don't' know how to tell the difference between a 216  and a 235 
except by the oil pressure and the amount of space that there is between the 
radiator and the engine.  If there is about 5" and 15# pressure then you 
probably have a 216.  If you only have 2" and your oil pressure is above 30# 
then it is probably a 235 or a 261?

If you want to get down the road faster with less RPM, you might try putting 
7.50R16 tires on the beast.  They will fit.  Some of those 7.50R16 tires are 
34" high.!

  I have a 1949 3100
>with what was told to me to be an engine from a 1951 3100.  How do I tell
>what the engine size is?  There has to be some kind of numbering system
>for the engine, but where?  This engine has been tinkered with several
>including by me.  But when I did my work I always assumed that it was a 235
>engine.  Does this sound correct for a 51?
>Now for the second stupid question.  I would love to upgrade the rear end
>a better gear ratio.  Now being a somewhat lousy back yard mechanic, is
>an easy way to do this?  I saw a kit in one of the parts books that is
>supposed to
>make it easier to do 65mph, does this work?  And how easy is it to do?  I
>don't want to invest $400.00 in the parts, only to find out that I can't do
>job myself.  Would I be better off just replacing the rear end with one
>from a
>blazer?   And if so what is a reasonable price to pay for a junk yard rear
>So many questions and so little knowledge on my part.  Thanks for the help
>guys and gals.
>John "Rock" Rockefeller
>1949 3100 "Eeyore"
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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