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Old 12-18-2016, 04:28 PM   #26
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Hey hey! Another Big 6 brother! I smell turbo. lol
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:22 PM   #27
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Sweet, so I assume you are going to be using an automatic transmission with it? since a 292 would require mechanical clutch linkage.
Haven't got that all figured out yet. From my limited research I kinda thought the 4.3 v6 s10 T5 trans had provisions for a hydraulic clutch. In the end I'll probably do whatever is most economical for me. I'd prefer a manual trans, but I'm not opposed to an automatic.

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Hey hey! Another Big 6 brother! I smell turbo. lol
Yes sir, I wanted a big boy six for this guy. Would love to have a setup like yours TJ. So nice!

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Old 12-19-2016, 01:16 AM   #29
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Haven't got that all figured out yet. From my limited research I kinda thought the 4.3 v6 s10 T5 trans had provisions for a hydraulic clutch. In the end I'll probably do whatever is most economical for me. I'd prefer a manual trans, but I'm not opposed to an automatic.
No t5 has provisions for a hydraulic clutch, it all depends on the Bellhousing on which the slave cylinder mounts, unfortunately you can't re-use your 235 Bellhousing with the 292 block since they have different bolt patterns. There is a few options. 1: find a 60-62 Bellhousing with a v8/230/250/292 bolt pattern since it has a slave cylinder for a hydraulic clutch. 2: find a nv3500 5spd trans since they have a integrated Bellhousing with a slave cylinder for a hydraulic clutch. 3: switch to an automatic transmission.
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Picked up my Christmas present this morning. Drove to Asheville with my dad and came home with a 292. Looks to be in decent shape....I was pleasantly surprised. Looking forward to getting it back home and checking it out better.
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Old 12-24-2016, 12:39 PM   #31
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Couple of pics because nobody's ever seen a greasy engine sitting on a tire before.
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Old 12-25-2016, 02:03 AM   #32
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Nice looking 6! Never seen one on a tire........

Now time to make it look like this!
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Pulled and sold the 235 and SM420 today. Was happy to have my brother in law and a buddy over to give me some extra hands. Removed the bench seat to get the trans out through the cab. No treasures found....just some old stick matches, a cheap screwdriver and a small bird skeleton.
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:29 PM   #34
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My 20x20 garage is a tight fit and pretty much maxed out between two cars, my tools, and all the other stuff that doesn't go in the house, so it's kinda nice to be able to use the utility bed to store parts while they are off the truck. Drive shafts fit nicely in this box.
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good to see some progress... did the T-5 swap and couldn't be happier!
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good to see some progress... did the T-5 swap and couldn't be happier!
Thanks! Im pumped about the doing the swap. Glad to hear you are liking it. Just checked out your build thread...sweet ride!!
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Picking up a parts motor on Thursday. Complete and running 250 with Clifford intake, split exhaust, Holley 2 barrel and HEI. For sure the intake, carb and distributor will be used on the 292.
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Awesome! Do I hear a pair of Brockman Mellowtones in your future?
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I love these old service body trucks!! That plus I can't get over just how much character this thing has, GREAT FIND MAN!
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Give Brockman a call and they will suggest muffler length and placement based on the way you want it to sound. Doesn't get any better than that.
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I just looked up a couple of videos of folks running the Brockmans. I like the way they sound! I will definitely keep them in mind...and that's cool they can suggest placement for what sound you want.
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Picked up the 250 today. 6 hour round trip to go get it but it was worth the ride. Wife is out of town with the baby so perfect time to make a parts run with the dog. Got it from a really nice guy that was swapping to a 6.0 LQ4 and pulled this from his 52 Chevy car. Looks like the carb is a fairly new Holley 350 cfm 2 barrel. Motor came with the power steering pump and bracket which should offset some of the cost, and some biscuit style motor mounts which I'm hoping might be useful for me. He also gave me some paperwork from a machine shop that worked on the head and he said that not too many miles have been put on it since the work was done. Looking forward to cleaning up the intake and getting it on the 292 after I get it back next weekend.
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Thought this was cool. Factory chrome Chevrolet script valve cover on the 250. I'm not a big chrome fan, but this is a pretty nice piece.
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Nice 250! Those covers didn't come from the factory chromed, but you can get repops in chrome. Looks good! Now all you need is the 4 barrel clifford adapter! lol
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Nice 250! Those covers didn't come from the factory chromed, but you can get repops in chrome. Looks good! Now all you need is the 4 barrel clifford adapter! lol

I thought it was aftermarket at first too, but I never found any that had the Chevrolet script on them. Did some asking around and a guy from another forum I'm on gave me the info below and a few others confirmed as well.

"The factory chrome valve cover was used in 1964 on all Chevy car models to introduce and showcase the new 230. The package also included chrome air cleaner lid and chrome fuel and vacuum lines. There may have been more..."
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I thought it was aftermarket at first too, but I never found any that had the Chevrolet script on them. Did some asking around and a guy from another forum I'm on gave me the info below and a few others confirmed as well.

"The factory chrome valve cover was used in 1964 on all Chevy car models to introduce and showcase the new 230. The package also included chrome air cleaner lid and chrome fuel and vacuum lines. There may have been more..."
I stand corrected then! I guess it's like the 351 V6, on the show room many of the valve covers were chromed.
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Went home last weekend and picked up my 292 and a rear axle my brother had. Went out today to better inspect the 292 and noticed what looked like rtv in the rear corner above the oil pan. Started scratching it off and uncovered this.....

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Picked up a T5 the other day. Figured it was worth a shot for $80. Didn't have a tag on the case, but looking at the numbers on the main case says its a WC trans and it has the 26 spline input shaft. Gears look to be in great shape. Has the angled bellhousing on it which is a little goofy, but if there's no issues running it angled then I might use it as it is already setup for a hydraulic clutch. Also contemplating fabricating some sort of shifter relocator if I can't find a deal on an s10 tailhousing. We'll see.
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