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Towmotor Model 540 G truck


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Old 03-13-2019, 12:05:48 AM
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Default Re: Towmotor Model 540 G truck

Bore seems to be 3 7/32.So it must be the 209 bored out to 226 specs. ?? So should just need a kit for the 226 instead of chasing 209 30 over kit or is my head soft.
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Default Re: Towmotor Model 540 G truck

A Continental F209 + .030 over =.2175
F226 =.3125

I think you have a 209
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Ok, thank you Heins for all your help. I will check for parts availability. And post a bit as i go .
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Does anyone know of a parts supplier for the f209 continental . I can find places that can supply some of the parts but not all at one store. I did find out that the rod brgs. Are a split set . Thanks
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NAPA should be able to get them.
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Tried napa he says no , he tried his jobber and he can only supply rod brgs. @ 50 bucks per rod. Ill keep searching , maybe will need to buy from different suppliers . The rod brgs are not bad and can be used just thought it would be nice . Its the 4 ring per piston that seems to be a bit difficult to find . They must be odd somehow . Im sure this engine has been bored and sleeved , i can see the edge of the sleeve from the bottom .
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finally got parts sourced and ordered,maybe another week and stuff should be here. be nice to get the old lift running again.
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Done deal . rebuild went good , no glitches just a lot of time fixing things that have been neglected over time . smoked lots when first started but after maybe 1 hour of run time letting it cool completely between starts . now exhaust is clear and engine runs and sounds great . thank-you everyone , its a pleasure being a member . i will take a short video of the old boy running.
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https://youtu.be/Rer5J2HPSIw all finished the old boy runs great. thank-you
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