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RE: [oletrucks] 235 in my 51 Burb

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Subject: RE: [oletrucks] 235 in my 51 Burb
From: "Terry Stellman" <STELLMAN@noex.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 07:37:50 -0500

Do you have any pictures of this installation?  I have heard of this before but 
when I look at mine, the radiator can't move forward because of the hood latch 
plate being in the way.  Has that plate been modified on your truck?

Terry Stellman
1949 3600
Missouri City, Texas 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Chansler [mailto:rchansle@us.ibm.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 5:27 PM
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: [oletrucks] 235 in my 51 Burb

I came across a '51 suburban I couldnt pass up (I already own a 49 that is
dissassembled all over the shop).
It came with a running 235 that I expected to be from a 53 or at least had
the short water pump installed. I checked the casting number and found it
was from a 58/59 truck and had the LONG water pump installed. I was under
the impression that the only way to install a newer 235 into an AD truck
was with the shorter water pump. The short water pump measures 4 inches
from the block to the face of the pulley, whereas the longer pump on the
newer 235's measures 5 inches.  What I found might help others use a newer
235 in an AD truck.

The radiator is usually bolted to the firewall side of the U channel
radiator support. What the PO had done here is drop the radiator into the
middle of the channel and bolt it on from the grill side instead of the
firewall side. this moved the rad back about 3/4 inch. The fan blade is
only 1/4 inch from the  radiator, but it seems to work fine. Seems like an
easy  solution.

Bob Chansler
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