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Offline granpasboy

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I found a new one
« on: December 27, 2011, 07:45:06 pm »
As I was driving to my in-laws for Christmas I saw a steel bug sitting along the Highway with a for sale sign sitting about six miles from my place. I will post pictures when I get them downloaded from my daughters camera. I hope to do it later tonight.
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Re: I found a new one
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 10:10:13 pm »
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Re: I found a new one
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 10:17:23 pm »
The second picture is what I saw sitting in the field along the road. The first one was taken beside my shop. The third one is my family beside it.
This one is 58 R27, I don't know to much about it yet I will be getting in the shop soon.
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Re: I found a new one
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 06:21:55 am »

   Looks to be in good shape Grandpa. You never know what is almost next door to you. Is it mobile ?? Got any inside pics.......       OT.
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Re: I found a new one
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2011, 12:33:56 pm »
Hi OT, I do have inside pictures. When I purchased it I was told the engine was bad, but notsure what is wrong with it. I plan on putting in the shop to check it over. I will let you know the outcome.
http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss164/djhncgun/127.jpg
http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss164/djhncgun/132.jpg
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Re: I found a new one
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2011, 04:10:33 pm »

   Is it the original flat head or something bigger ??? The interior looks like it could use a bar of soap.    OT.
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Re: I found a new one
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2012, 12:41:09 pm »
It is the 251, was told it did not run, but it is not stuck. I am going to try to get it running before doing much to it. You can tell it has been sitting for a while.

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Re: I found a new one
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2012, 01:28:38 pm »
Shouldn't be too hard to fire up if it isn't seized. Is the manufacturer plate still on the machine. Looks to be a 1953 or so.

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Re: I found a new one
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012, 10:41:00 pm »
Yes the tag is still on it. The date on it is 58.

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Re: I found a new one
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2012, 10:15:13 am »
nice looking machine,I'm thinking you will most likely want to replace the flat head six.They just do not have enough snuff for the wide gauges....
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Re: I found a new one
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2012, 08:11:57 am »
Right now I am thinking a 350 or a vortec 4.3L. I am not sure what I will choose yet.

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Re: I found a new one
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2012, 10:45:37 am »
If you go for the 350, the engines in mid 90's GM trucks have an oil cooler at least my truck has. It is sort of bolt on extension to the engine block at the oil filter. Would be nice to have in the tough going. May have to use the radiator that came with the truck to solve all the plumbing. If it is 1958, it has the wide air door at the back, right?

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Re: I found a new one
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2012, 12:25:19 pm »
hmm..if i remember right Bob...they still had the narrow rad door.
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Re: I found a new one
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2012, 12:03:19 am »
the 4.3L vortec engine sounds good, was thinking of putting one in the 78 wide. just sticking with the original 318 engine. nothing wrong with it so leaving it the way it is.

I have a chevy silverado 1500 with the vortec engine, and it starts without any problems in -50 degrees celcius without plugging it in
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