I found what I hoped was a 261 in a '54 4400. Had the captains bars. Sadly the
casting # was for a 235. I have also been told that the bars were in some '53
235 PG engines. I asked Patrick, he said it's a good indication you have a 261
if you see captains bars, but don't bet the farm on it.
Allen Jones wrote:
> 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
> 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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "oletrucks" <email@example.com>; "New Mexico Jim"
> Cc: "the dodgeless listserver" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> > 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" <email@example.com>
> > 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 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
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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