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Re: [oletrucks] 235 or 261?

To: "oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>,
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 235 or 261?
From: "Jack Halton" <safesix@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 12:01:21 -0400
My 261 has the "captain's bars" behind the starter but I'm told that some
235's have them too. Strange that somebody would go to the trouble of
removing casting numbers. Measuring bore size looks to be the only sure way
to know what motor you've got. Is there a casting number visible on the
head? 261's had extra steam holes, so the head has a different casting
number than a 235. I have a list somewhere.

Jack Halton
51 GMC 1/2 ton
Winter Park FL
----- Original Message -----
From: "New Mexico Jim" <ADvent@thuntek.net>
Cc: "the dodgeless listserver" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 11:27 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] 235 or 261?


>
>
> Somebody else swapped out engines in my 51 two ton dump with a 235 or a
261. It
> is green and has 2 cast in vertical lines right about the middle of the
starter
> on the block. There are no casting numbers and the numbers on the pad to
the
> rear of the distributor has been machined off. This appears to be a 261,
is it?
> I really don't want to pull the head to find out. If it is a 261, I am
going to
> swap engines between my 50  ton and my 51 two ton. thx
>
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
>

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