Community Forum For "Alcohol Can Be A Gas" Readers
It's a good all around work horse. It has a P.T.O. (power take off) for running other equipment and has a load capacity of over 8,000 lbs. if you want to pull the tank and make it a flat/stake bed, you can haul over 4 yards of sand or more of something lighter. Also, the carburetor conversion in Dave's book is the same (single barrel Rochester), so all the specs are there to run it on ethanol!
if it has the stock engine ? it looks like it does ? valves are not made for this unleaded gas or alcohol ? didnt know if you knew ? its up to you !!!!!!!!
Thanks Doug, Yes, it is a stock 235 six. What's up with the valves? Nice looking 58/59? in your picture.
not trying to be a jerk here ? but the old chevys engines are not made to run unleaded fuel ? or alcohol , the engine in my 58 is 1967 396 bbc and valves and seats had to be changed to run this gas they make now days ? or run lead addative every tank fuel at 5 bucks a bottle. so just thought you might wanna know that ? 235's are getting harder and harder to find !!!!!
p.s thanks for the comment about the old truck !!!! i have had it for over twenty five years and its still not done !!!!! good luck with the 54 , hope you get alot of trouble free miles from it !!!!!
did you sell your truck?
Haven't found a home for her yet. Re built the carburetor a few months ago and have started on the breaks, did the master cylinder and am working toward the wheel cylinders. I have other projects that need my attention more, so if you are interested make a reasonable offer. Best, Richard
Beautiful Truck, is it still For Sale?
She went to a good home.
yes it is sharp !!!! dont forget to run lead addative in the fuel or change valves to newer style or it will drop a valve a ruin the engine !!!!!!!! is it a 235 chevy (6) ????????????