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History looking for a Chevy 292

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by chesapeake, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:58 AM.

  1. chesapeake
    Joined: Oct 19, 2008
    Posts: 29

    from So. Md

    Hi Folks I am working on a 63 Chevy pick up and looking for a 292 straight six,, what would the best donor years be and from what vehicle where they ( 292) in , Thanks,, Stay Hokey
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  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 37,363


    Any one would be fine, they didn't change them much. They were in Chevy and GMC trucks, from pickups to big trucks. From the early 60s to the mid 80s.

    look for the tall side cover.
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  3. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 8,431

    from Quincy, IL

    Also commonly found in older Agricultural equipment...Combines....I bought two from that application

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  4. old sparks
    Joined: Mar 12, 2012
    Posts: 364

    old sparks

    to bad your on the wrong side of the country I`ve got one that runs 11.30`s never spinning it over 5500 that's the secret to these motors, rpm kills and it sucks gas big time
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  5. chesapeake
    Joined: Oct 19, 2008
    Posts: 29

    from So. Md

  6. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 842


    292 engines are not noted for their Gas Mileage. I had one and tried different carburator and tune ups and weather I was empty or loaded and pulling a trailer it got about the same MPG. It would pull anything had a lot of torque but the gas mileage sucked. I have had BBC do better. The 250 do a lot better. Frank
  7. Ive got some 292,s. however I use the 250,s. The 250 pulls really good and doesn't use a lot of fuel.
  8. scoop
    Joined: Jul 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,080


    I've got a 292 in my 31 Chevy in my avatar.
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  9. FrankenRodz
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 569


    My Brother has brand new Dual Intake and Headers for 292. Truck sold before they could get installed. These are specific for 292s and 235 parts not interchangeable.
    781.223.six thousand, Bram
  10. mr.chevrolet
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 5,028


    I've got a couple i'd sell. PM me. 20 mi. s. of Pittsburgh
  11. paintman27
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
    Posts: 145

    from new jersey

  12. 6inarow
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,998


  13. paintman27
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
    Posts: 145

    from new jersey

    Custom Stainless Headers Inc. They send you a mock up kit with an exhaust flange. I designed them the way i wanted. Sent the kit back to them and they reproduce them in stainless. worked perfect!
  14. There is guy here had a ton truck with a 454. Pulled a big gooseneck cattle trailer. And that 454 went bad. So they installed a 292 from a school bus. And it pulled as good as the big block. But used twice as much gas.
  15. gsnort
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 49


    I have one in my '57 GMC. Also, the 292 was used by Mercury Marine of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, as their inboard engines.
  16. Rocky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 13,716

    Classified Editor

    I had one in my '68 chevy shortbox stepside with 3.73 gears-no overdrive. When it began using oil, I was able to buy a new rebuild from Frito Lay when they went to all diesel in their bread trucks. Put a 55 chevy overdrive trans in it and got 17 MPG on the interstate.
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  17. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
    Posts: 1,430

    from 1960

    I have one minus the head you can have free if you want to come to florida to get it.
  18. harleycontracter
    Joined: Aug 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,763


    Got a running 250 taking out of my truck

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