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235 - it's not much, but it's getting there

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nashvegas99, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. nashvegas99
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    Well, after numerouse hours of wire wheeling and cans and cans of cleaner...the ol' 235 is finally getting somewhere. Didn't have to do much to the inside. It all looked and checked out good. Just going to get the tranny fixed up and then figure out what in the world I'm going to put it in. I'm in one of those backwards situations. I had the opportunity to get the engine and tranny for almost nothing and couldn't pass up the opportunity to have something to tinker with. I'm waiting on the chrome valve cover and the chrome side plate and the chrome timing chain cover, then it will be ready to wire up.
     

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  2. nashvegas99
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    wow, so several views but no replies.....i guess that just means others don't prefer it.
     
  3. ClayPigeonKiller
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    I like it! I've done a few paint job overhauls myself. Nice colors, thats how I paint all of mine.
     
  4. Looks great to me!
     

  5. mogara
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    I've got one just about like it that I'm getting close to firing up. I'm anxious to hear it since I bought it without hearing it run. I was told it was a runner when it was taken out of a '55 that got the pro street treatment...we'll see!
     
  6. OldBuzzard
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    Just found it. Looks good. I hope you haven't put the pan on for good yet, or have tapped the main cap.
     
  7. nashvegas99
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    Uhhhh, my first overhaul....educate me as to why I shouldn't have put the pan on for good yet.
     
  8. Mr48chev
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    That's the way projects get started. You get a good deal or someone gives you a part an it grows from there.
     
  9. nashvegas99
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    thanks by the way....just wanted a little feedback
     
  10. OldBuzzard
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    The bottom 2 bolts for the timing gear cover go in from the inside.
     
  11. cederholm
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    That looks great! I'm working on a 235 myself - hope it comes out as nice as yours.
     
  12. HEATHEN
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    from SIDNEY, NY

    Or, as long as it was apart, you could have drilled the threaded holes in the cover oversize and tapped the holes in the engine to 3/8 thread; they're already the right size for tapping.
     
  13. My favorite six, although i only ever owned one. wish id kept it.
     
  14. nashvegas99
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    kiss my ragged butt....you are so very right buzzard....I put it on late the other night....RIGHT AFTER looking at those 2 bolts....oh well, what's another gasket?
     
  15. the-rodster
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    You could put that in all kinds of rides.

    What color is the paint?

    Rich
     
  16. OldBuzzard
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    I did mention the tapping in a post above. I figured that if he knew about that he would have said he did it. I debated long and hard about mentioning the bolts, but decided I would. It is much easier to fix now than if he waits 'till it is in something. I hope he doesn't tap it with the pan on and get all the chips in there.
     
  17. nashvegas99
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    I've gotten really good at using my homemade dowel pins to line it up. That may allow me to ask this question...my complete gasket set came with 2 grooved rubber gaskets for the ends of the pan and 2 thin cork gaskets for the ends as well...do I use both together? I didn't this time when I put it on (for good haha)...the grooved black ones looked practically brand new so I didn't use the cork...am I an idiot for asking this question?
     
  18. Gabriel Howard
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    looks great stoney
     
  19. nashvegas99
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    I'm not going to tap it. I'm just going to remove the pan again and replace the gasket AFTER i put the timing cover back on. rookie mistake.
    I hate to admit it...but the color is Chrysler Imperial Red. Here's the reason...I grew up in ky in the 60's and 70's and I am a diehard KY Wildcat fan....I do not care for anything that is orange or closely resembling anything that is UofTenn colors.
     
  20. treb11
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    now all you need is an AD truck to drop it in.
     
  21. OldBuzzard
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    The gasket set is probably made to fit the 216 engine too. The rubber ends will be for the 235 and the cork for the 216. Put a little extra glue in the corners where the side pieces and end pieces meet. Unless the pan end seals are actually new, I would not try to re-use them. As for your last question..... not at all.
     
  22. nashvegas99
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    so, I need an AD truck to put it in......are you hinting that you are going to give me one heck of a deal on a great AD truck to build (haha).....that sure is awfully nice of you....no, I couldn't - I mean it, I really couldn't...oh ok, if you insist.....
     
  23. Snarl
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    Looks good! but last I checked, Kentucky was blue, just like the blue flame six. just sayin'..... :D

    216 wouldn't share a gasket set with a 235 because the head gaskets are different. The gasket set usually covers '53-62 235's, with the '53-54 engines being a bit different in the oil pan, water pump, etc.... use which ever fits the best.

    in addition to tapping the timing cover holes, if you ever take the crankshaft out, get the snout drilled and tapped like a SBC, then you will be able to draw the damper on with an installer tool. This is especially useful if you ever need to try putting one back on while the engine is still in the vehicle.

    If this is going into a '54-earlier truck, or '51-earlier car, drill the two holes in the front motor plate so you can use the stock front motor mount.
    You will also have issues with the water pump being too long if used in the earlier vehicles also, so shortening the pump and changing the pulley, adapting the earlier style pump, or moving the radiator forward is usually needed....
     
  24. OldBuzzard
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    Yes, all excellent suggestions. Thanks for the clarification on the pan gasket. It's been a lot of years since I've done much with these engines. Some things are getting a little hazy.
     
  25. ErikDaViking
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    NIce! I love the straight sixes, they don't get the love they should. Any clown can run a V8, right? heh heh heh. Heres a few shots of my 250 thats going in my Chevy truck......
     

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