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292 Inline 6 rebuild question

Hello all,
I have a 292 out of a late 70's pickup that I'm putting into my 1952 Chevy 3600. I need to get it rebuild first and was wondering if anybody could give me some advice on what piston size/bearing sizes work best when rebuilding a 292. I'm trying to get the most bang for the buck out of this engine. Any help much appreciated.

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My first advice to you is to pull the engine, tear it down and see just what you have for 1) condition of the existing bore and also size in diameter. 2) look at the valves and also the rocker arms and combustion chambers for any signs of crack, leaks or...? Then talk to an good engine rebuilder and have them clean and magnaflux all of the major components. The, when you have that information come back to this forum and ask again. The 292 history is a good one and it is a a strong engine. There are two 292 block series. Find out which you have just for your own parts buying information.
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the machine shop decides the bearing, cylinder sized based on wear and what they have to do to make things round again
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All good info but if you just google ...... inliners.....you will find numerous websites dedicated to this series of engines.
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Thank you for the information. I am waiting on a buddy to help get the engine down to the shop. I will let you guys know what they tell me when they get it torn down. Thanks again.

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I'm might still have an intake for it
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What kind of intake? I'm looking at the clifford which will fit a 2 or 4 bbl edelbrock or holley.
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292 inlihne 6 rebuild question

Conatact Larry at Clifford and tell him you want a downdraft triple intake for a 292 that with adapters will allow you the choice of using either Weber, Stromberg, Carter or Rochester two barrel carburetors. The manifold carburetor spacing is constant on the manifold and you get to choose the carbs you want to use and you may then have to purchase carb. base adaptors. They are available at Clifford, Tom Langdon's or other vendors who carry these specialty items. The folks at Clifford are sharp, knowledgeable and helpful as well.
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What kind of intake? I'm looking at the clifford which will fit a 2 or 4 bbl edelbrock or holley.
I'd be temped to use electronic port injection. In-lines suffer from poor cylinder to cylinder mixture distribution which seems to worsen as the displacement goes up. So a 292 can be built to make great power, but it gets to be costly to feed since with a carb you have to tune the total jetting to keep the leanest cylinder in the proper mixture range which then has several other cylinders just throwing unused energy out the exhaust.

Injecting at the port does a lot to get around this, the benefit is more power with better mileage.

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What kind of intake? I'm looking at the clifford which will fit a 2 or 4 bbl edelbrock or holley.
Sorry I have not been on, but it is a Clifford for a four you can have it for cheep if you still want it!
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