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Today 08:14 AM
MARTINSR LOVE those sixes guys! I got out to the garage a little last night though not to work on anything exciting. I did get these racks on my trailer and some tie down hooks too. I am going to my daughters house this weekend to get a gazebo she doesn't want.

Every time I get near this trailer I am forced to think of another project that I REALLY want to get done! This was my dad's '55 F100 truck bed and frame and I want to do a quicky "restoration" on it but it doesn't happen. I want to make it the Mustang green it was when he painted the truck in '66.

I could knock it out in a few days, I really do need to get this done.

Brian
Today 01:36 AM
BuzzLOL . And the 1955 265" V8 didn't come with an oil filter, but the '54 Chevy optional oil filter was made an option on the V8... they mounted it above the engine...

. I had a '66 GMC w/ 3-on-the-tree that I rebuilt the straight six on... glad it was the newer engine... if it had been the earlier engine I prolly would have torn my hair out after seeing what was inside of it... LOL!
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Yesterday 09:27 PM
Dave57210 When I first bought my '57 Chev, it had a straight 6 in it. On my way home driving it, I stopped at Mr Lube for a quick oil change. The idiots there spent over an hour looking for the oil filter, begging me to show them where it was, and would NOT believe me when I kept telling them that it didn't have one!

On the same trip, I stopped for gas and the knucklehead pump jockey almost ripped off my rear license plate trying to find the gas filler - yet it was a bit obvious that it could not be behind the trunk-mounted license plate.
Yesterday 09:25 PM
496CHEVY3100 Since there are a few Drivers Ex drivers and sales persons on this site thought I would post this, left the shop yesterday after a custom paint

might have to zoom as my camera or the operator don't work right.
Yesterday 08:41 PM
John long
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They had a pump - just not a high pressure or volume one. When I was but a kidlet, my dad drove a '49 Chev, and it had enough of a pump to be able to use a partial-flow (hung off the side) oil filter with replaceable cartridge in it.

Believe it or not, Chev did not incorporate an oil filter into design of the inline 6's until 1961!
Dave is correct. The 53 straight shift had a 30 lb oil pressure gauge and the PG cars had a 60 lb gauge due to the different pumps.

John
Yesterday 08:11 PM
Dragonoake
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They had a pump - just not a high pressure or volume one. When I was but a kidlet, my dad drove a '49 Chev, and it had enough of a pump to be able to use a partial-flow (hung off the side) oil filter with replaceable cartridge in it.
My '59 Chevy had one hanging from U-bolts on the intake manifold
I don't remember if my '61 truck (which I believe also had a 235) had one or not
Yesterday 03:25 PM
Too Many Projects Waiting to go in my '52 flatbed...

Yesterday 03:19 PM
Dave57210
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Originally Posted by Dragonoake View Post
It appears that they did have an oil pump, but pre-1953 was a low pressure system that relied on splash to feed the rod bearings
They had a pump - just not a high pressure or volume one. When I was but a kidlet, my dad drove a '49 Chev, and it had enough of a pump to be able to use a partial-flow (hung off the side) oil filter with replaceable cartridge in it.

Believe it or not, Chev did not incorporate an oil filter into design of the inline 6's until 1961!
Yesterday 01:41 PM
wretched ratchet All this 235 talk is sure making me miss my '56 Jimmy.

Yesterday 12:52 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
I knew Chevy's were always advanced OHV, no flatheads, but shocked to learn they didn't get an oil pump till part of '53...
It appears that they did have an oil pump, but pre-1953 was a low pressure system that relied on splash to feed the rod bearings

1958 Rock Arm Assembly Lubrication
Yesterday 12:23 PM
Dragonoake
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Always wondered, how do they get oil up into the top/rocker arms of the splash lube sixes?
The rods had little scoops on the bottom that picked up oil; but I'm not sure how the top end was done, unless they relied on the cloud of oil that was floating around the engine
I do know that the later 235s were decidedly low-tech in that department: A simple metal tube dumped oil on top of the rocker shaft
Yesterday 08:52 AM
1971BB427 Got my wrinkle walls out and screwed the beads so they're ready to put on the Falcon for the pre '64 drags this Sunday at Toutle, Wa. We're heading up Sat. and will camp out at the track. Sunday is the event, and expect 100+ cars to attend and race. Fun event, and make as many passes as you can fit into a day!

Hopefully the Eagles will hook better than the Hurst pie crusts did last year! The Hurst are so hard the Falcon spun them the length of the 1/8th mile. Starting out at 20 psi, and I'll lower them down until they bite well. I've got some old skinny tires/wheels to hang on the rear for towing the car, so I don't have to tow it with the slicks on it.
Yesterday 12:43 AM
BuzzLOL
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MAN !!!!! What's going on with these people ???? They put your motor in backwards too !!!!! Mine is ***** backwards too...
. At least they grabbed a proper distributor...! ... Thinking about going GM HEI on my '78 Ford F150 351M/400... my '86 Monte Carlo usually started so quick never heard the starter crank it over hot or cold... but with this Ford Duraspark it always has to crank over several times before there is any sign of life to it... gotta be harder on the starter... plus, while it's cranking, I'm always wondering if it's going to come alive... often a minor problem somewhere in all the scattered ignition parts and/or connections...
Yesterday 12:27 AM
BuzzLOL . Yes, late Chevy sixes have much more interchangeability with the SBC V8's... but might be able to fake an early valve cover onto a later engine for 'the look'...

. Always wondered, how do they get oil up into the top/rocker arms of the splash lube sixes?

. I knew Chevy's were always advanced OHV, no flatheads, but shocked to learn they didn't get an oil pump till part of '53...
08-20-2014 08:59 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
i wouldn't mind having a 250 or 292 with early head and valve cover for my 50 chevy pu.
I don't claim to be an expert on the subject, but AFAIK, there is very little interchangeability between the early (216/235) and late (194/230/250/292) Chevy sixes
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