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Re: [oletrucks] 235 or 261?

To: "oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 235 or 261?
From: "Allen Jones" <jonesal@u.washington.edu>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 09:26:55 -0700
Hmmmm, I was told that the captain's bars were for 261s only, two bars for a
US casting and one bar for a Canadian casting (may be the other way around).
Everyone with a Chevrolet inline run out, look at your blocks, and let us
know!!

Sometimes the head casting number doesn't work as a 235 head is easily
modified to work on the 261 (as I have modified a 235 848 head to fit my
Canadian 261).  Also, some later, full-flow 261s can be IDed by the larger
diameter oil filter lines.

I hope you've got a 261!!!

Allen in Seattle
'50 3100
Inliner No. 2235

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Halton" <safesix@earthlink.net>
To: "oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>; "New Mexico Jim"
<ADvent@thuntek.net>
Cc: "the dodgeless listserver" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 235 or 261?


> 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
> >
>
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
>

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