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If it has two bolts sticking out of the top of the valve cover, it is the old version of the 235 and isn't worth keeping. If it has screws around the outside edge of the valve cover, it is the '56-'62 version and is a very good motor. Toyota bought the patterns and desighs for this motor and put it into Land Cruisers up into the 1980s.
Many pre '54 pickups had the old engines replaced with late model 235s, thus have good basis for rebuild. I am totally rebuilding my 235 in my '53 Chevy pick up - 260 cam, 9.25 compression, chrome or polished aluminum everything that is not gloss white powder coated on the outside, Fenton dual cast iron headers, Clifford aluminum 4-bbl manifold w/ 390cfm Holley, 200R4 OD automatic tranny. Of course you could put in a SBC without much effort but that is extremely boring.
 

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Originally posted by racecargurl:
<strong>yeah Niel, you should be a recording star!! LOL
hey there Willy's 36... I noticed your are from Bakersfield!! that is a fun place... I have walked down Buck Owns BVD and it was sure hot that day!! wow!!! I knew a girl that worked as a waitress at the flying J truck stop on the out skirts of town! memories............. I really wanna go back there soon...there are some very awsome people there... and they know how to party!!!!!!!!!!! yeahhhh</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yep. Never a dull moment in Bakers-Acres, that's for sure. Now,if the Flying J truck stop was the highlight of your trip to B'field, you missed just a few items of a little more interest! I suggest if you plan a trip here and are interested in hot rods, plan a trip to include the three days of the Hot Rod Reunion nostalgia drag race at Famoso. Awesome show. Also thanks again for the pictures. As I said, it's always nice to put a face with a name!

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