Has R & C done a complete build on a 235, 261 or 292 Chevy engine. I would really like to see it done.I don't have anything against V8's I just think there are a lot of us inliners out there that would appreciate seeing something a little different for a change in R & C.I for one have a '51 Chevy tin woody and I plan on building a hot six. I know it would probably be less expensive to go the 350 route but that's what most peoplewould expect under the hood now a days.So what do you say will you make a lot of us readers happy by considering a Chevy six cylinder engine build.Thanks for your consideration and Best Regardsgemnewt3
a six build.. i am only a forum member.. but there are over 50 magazines on this site.. have you searched any of the truck magazines? i have seen at least 6 or 8 scattered around the various magazines..there might be some money saving tricks in those to share...the really hard to avoid expense is the head work... hard seats and valves.. i recall one of the articles covered the head in detail... step by step in the rebuilding and modifications.. only problem.. i don't recall which magazine site i saw it in.. and i did not book mark it..
I have collected every issue of R & C except those that were combined with Hot Rod. Don't recall ever seeing a Chibbie-GMC six build up within R & C but with the current "state-of-art" for rods being "Vintage" it is time to look into the GM sixes.
i did find this article in one of the other magazines...somebody has disabled some of the search features so you cannot search more than one magazine at a time.. so i only had to go through a dozen magazines to find this article..i did mention that it was in a different magazine.. there are only 55 or so on this site.. http://www.classictrucks.com/tech/0706ct_the_old_six_fix/viewall.html
I would enjoy seeing a buildup of one of those sixes also, as I would like to build a '33 Ford three window as a commuter vehicle. You are probably correct that you can buy a crate motor cheaper, but with gas getting terribly close to $4 per gallon, there has to be a better way. And in my opinion, none of the contemporary econoboxes are worth taking for a test drive.Dennis W. ParksAuthor of automotive how-to books
dennis... wow.. how about a book on tuning carbs for MPG...drop me a line... check your messages above to the left of where you log out at..
Thanks Wayne... I did send you a message.Dennis
in stovebolt six building...one wonders... if it might be better to go to a Later model TOYOTA motor...at one point in the mid 90s.. there was a 228 and an toyota F or 2F motor sitting on the machine shop floor next to each other.. there were slight visible differences like thread sizes.. makes one wonder if the toyota F motors might not change how six cylinder applications are rodded...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_F_engine
The Japanese are famous for reverse engineering, the Toyota 6 out of a Land Cruiser is a copy of the Chevy 6, just like the 1200 Datsun 4 is a copy of the British Austin (MG etc.)4. For a load of info go to the Inliners web site and join. http://www.inliners.org