There were never any casting numbers like my other 235. The 235 in my 54 two
ton has none, either, but I was able to identify it by the stamped numbers on
the pad near the distributor. Those are the numbers machined off. it looks fly
cut by the cutting marks. i used to collect coins and had this stuff called "
date back". it worked on Indian Head nickels where the date was wore off. i
wonder if this stuff will work to bring back the numbers? Ideas, anyone?
Jack Halton wrote:
> 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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> > on the block. There are no casting numbers and the numbers on the pad to
> > 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 ½ ton and my 51 two ton. thx
> > 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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