The Jalopy Journal
Welcome from Dearborn HTS MI !!!
When my muffler came a part it didn't sound that great. I replaced it with a turbo muffler, not real loud, decent tone.
Welcome from MI. Sounds like a cool project.
Nice pics wish I was there !
The truck does feel like it pulls good through the gears. I plan on doing a five speed swap one day, but for now it works sometimes . LOL....
Your engine looks to be a 261 because of those "CAPTAIN BARS ". I have a 261 in my 50 it's so much better than the 235 I had ! The truck has loads...
I am running a 261 with a 235 head , in the 50 Chevy !!! Loving every drive I take with the 50 !!!
Nice Poncho !!! What did it run ?
Welcome from S.E. MI !!!
Did you follow Patrick's install tips?
Here is my 50 with a 261 3 on the tree ( awaiting 5 spd swap )
When I do the swap, I will post pics and all that good stuff ! Just got to get a collection of parts now. KEEP THE 6 DANIANAL !!! Your boy has...
I will get the adaptor plate when I do the swap.
I took the 50 out for a run. What a difference the right intake and exhaust manifold make !!! This 261 has some serious power now !!!
Nice piece. What trans do I have ? It is a 3 spd that came out of a 1955 Chevy 3100. My 261 is a 1960 made in Oct. 1959 , Thanks
Thanks everyone !!! I think by doing this swap, the old 261 will live a longer life. Does anyone here have pics of their swaps ?
I am considering a 5 speed swap on my 1950 Chevy 3100. I am planning on keeping the 261 and 1955 1st series rearend. Has anyone completed this...
Welcome from Belleville MI !!!!
I believe that I had a 216 intake and exhaust manifold on my 261. The truck had a 216 originally, I believe the people who had put the 235 in had...
I was woundering what these exhaust and intake manifolds came off of? I have this one on my truck know, 3835527 for the intake, the exhaust number...
I thought I read they have two part numbers, one car bell housing and the for the truck. I could be wrong though.
Thanks for the reply. I believe the posting from the guy down under had something useful, that I may use.
Thanks Man !!!! It appears to be a good way of doing the swap, and keeping the stock 3:90 gears out of the 55 1 st series rear.
Great thread. I love driving my 50 Chevy 3100 with the 261. Mine was cast in late 1959, it also has a 235 head. Was this a old trick back in the...
Nice truck !!! Looks like the last pic was at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Welcome from Belleville MI !!!! What kind of car or truck do you have?
Dang 25 mpg !!! That would be awesome if I could get something like that in my truck.
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