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Any 1929 Chevrolet experts?


I searched here and didn't find much, I got a fairly complete 1929 Chevy farm truck I am wanting to...

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Old 11-13-2010, 01:58 PM
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I searched here and didn't find much, I got a fairly complete 1929 Chevy farm truck I am wanting to put my Standard Oil tank on, however, I am missing an engine. I have picked up several Chevy inline 6 engines but they are all different, can someone tell me what years of engines will interchange? I got a very rough 31 also with the steel top and it needs one also, its really junk but it was my Great Grandpa's so that makes it worth restoring to me anyway. Does anyone know of any companys that cater to these old trucks? Thanks, Aaron
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Sounds like a great project, but are you sure it takes a six cylinder and not a 4 ?
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Default Re: Any 1929 Chevrolet experts?

Try google search for a club or forum? I just did a quick search (used 1929 Chevy forum) and found a few choices; one was AACA. Know there is a forum devoted to early Chevy as a friend had a '34 sedan that he found lots of information for. The '34 had a 6 cyl but I do not know the year of introduction or much about the interchange. I think any early 135 should fit though.

If you dont find the group online, I'll get the name and address from my friend on the chevy group he joined.

Good luck with the project. And pictures would look good too.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:57 PM
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Here's a link to some info on the Chevy 6 cylinder engines.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrol...aight-6_engine

I'm not sure what engines will fit in your trucks, but if they will fit, I would try to use a 1954 model 235. The 235 has more power, and a much better oiling system. The older engines used dippers on the rods, and didn't oil very well at high RPMs. It was easy to burn out a rod bearing, if you didn't keep the RPMs down.

The later model 235s used a longer water pump, and using them in older vehicles means either modifying the water pump, or moving the radiator forward.

I'd search the web for old Chevy enthusiasts, and see what info they can offer.

Good luck.
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My 35 Chevrolet QD grain truck has 205-6 in it. The 35 car had a bigger 6 cylinder. Not sure on the trucks but some late 20's Chevy's had 4 cylinder engines in them.
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Sounds like a great project, but are you sure it takes a six cylinder and not a 4 ?
Last year for the four cylinder engine was 1928.
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Default Re: Any 1929 Chevrolet experts?

Aaron,

I believe the correct engine for your truck would be a 194 6 cyl with an updraft carb. If memory serves, they used the large 7/8-18 thread spark plugs like the model a ford.

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http://www.stovebolt.com
This site is all chevy trucks. You may have to dig for the earlier info, there is a lot of newer stuff. I have done well in the for sale and wanted sections. Good Luck!

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Here's another site that is more the earlier stuff. A lot of good knowledge is available here. www.vcca.org
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A 194 C.I.D. engine is correct,but there isn't much difference between 1929 through 1936 basic engine,except for a cylinder bore change.they were all 4" stroke and a 3 main bearing crankshaft,and they made a change to a downdraft carburator,but the updraft manifold will fit any of those,if you want it to look original.There was a slight change in the crankcase breather,but it won't be to noticeable(1929 just had two holes in the crankcase,one for the oil filler and another for the breather,the later ones just had one for a combination filler and breather).For 1937 and later they came out with a full water jacket and a four main bearing 3 3/4" stroke crankshaft with a lot larger main and rod bearings.
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