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The Ultimate 235 Hop up Thread.......

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SLAMIT, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. BTTT

    I'm building a basically stock .040 over 57 truck 235 for my 50 pickup. 848 head, stock 261-spec cam, Fenton headers, Fenton dual intake, Carter YFs. Will post some pictures one of these days. I've enjoyed reading through this whole thread off and on over the past week.
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  2. AMW
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  3. stik70
    Joined: Apr 27, 2009
    Posts: 67

    from midwest

    subscribed with a '54 235 project
  4. ftwkustom
    Joined: Feb 5, 2009
    Posts: 37

    from michigan

    Wow, that’s an old post. The distributor cap was supposedly made by autolite. Made of glass. That motor looks totally different now.

    I am going a different route on my project. I have a 32 roadster was gonna try and put the inline into. Was gonna open a can of worms. Hate to give up on it. But I’m going w a Flathead now. Listed most of my 6 stuff in the classifieds earlier if anyone’s interested. Not to hijack the thread. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. Aeroman
    Joined: Apr 19, 2005
    Posts: 700


    One of my favorite threads on here. I thought social media killed the forums?! I'll share a few images of my 261 soon. It's going in a '47 Chevy Fleetline.

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  6. Haven’t been on here in awhile but like to add my 235 here .60 over .125 off the head valve job custom grind cam 4 barrel Clifford intake wixski valve cover and pertronix dizzy... C33C7426-9429-483C-9D71-AB5A8C0246AB.jpg

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  7. You can static balance the piston and rod assembly very easily with the use of an accurate balance that you can make or buy.
    To balance the big end, just mount the pin end on a stand, and weigh all the big ends on the scale. Then, file the base (flat pad) of the big end rods to match the weight of the lightest big end.
    To balance the piston end, I lightly clamp a piece of shim stock between the cap and the rod base, so that the contact point is the same for all the rods. Then, if you want to be super accurate, weigh the pin end, and match the weight to the lightest rod. Next, weigh all the pins and match the weight. Lastly, do the same with all the pistons.
    This is a poor man's method of balancing, but it can make a considerable difference to the smoothness of the engine.
    Remember a little weight difference on the scale, becomes a lot of differential at 5000 rpm or more.
    The biggest differences I have found, were always on engines that had been rebuilt one or more times.
  8. Dyno Dave
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
    Posts: 244

    Dyno Dave

    HELP, recently acquired two Edelbrock Chevy six intakes, the 216 is a N.O.S. piece late 30's thru 53' sticks and the 235 is marked PG powerguide first used from 1950 thru 1962. With the stepped inlet rings they will fit 216/235 261. I would like to come up with the Edelbrock catalog listing ID #'s for these two pieces. Have a decent collection of this era catalogs and find Offenhauser/Fenton stuff,
    but not Edelbrock.... Thanks for your time, dyno dave
  9. 270ci
    Joined: May 17, 2010
    Posts: 366


    A good blow job certainly perks up an ole stovebolt!
    Soren's 216.jpg
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2019
  10. Very nice!
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