1947 '216' engine for sale

Discussion in 'Truck Parts for Sale' started by My 472, Jul 4, 2001.

  1. My 472

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    I've got a 216 thriftmaster out of my 47 Chevy 1/2 ton. I'm putting in a 235 so I don't need it. 3/4's of the engine is in tact.The items missing are the starter,generator,and exhaust manifold.That's all that I know that is missing.It has'nt ran since the mid 70's. I was told that at least one bearing got spun the last time it ran and that's the last time it ran. I think it would be a good engine to rebuld if someone was wanting that size of engine.I would like a $100.00 for it or trade for various parts that I need for my truck.

    Mike
     
  2. vwnate1

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    Hey Mike , expect to get about $20.00 for it unless you find someone who needs the head - good running 216's abound for $125.00
    -Nate
     
  3. My 472

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    Nate:
    Thanks... I'll keep that in mind. I relly don't care about the money anyway I just want it out of my way. I didn't know that's all a good running 216 went for.

    Mike
     
  4. vwnate1

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    Well they're really great engines just not so good for freeway driving as the bottom end oiling is , well , odd ~ GM called it
    "Target Lube" and the rods actually dip into the oil at slower speeds , higher speeds the oil squirts out of little nozzles ,
    'targeting' the oil holes in the rod bearing caps . - no , really it's true ! no pressure oiling to the rods .

    In anycase , your 216 engine will happily zip along @ 60 MPH right untill it burns out a rod bearing , occasionally it comes out the side of the engine . very good on gas , my buddy in East L.A. burned a rod on his '49 way back nearly 20 years ago and still drives it back and forth to work and on weekends too , gets really good milage (for a truck) and doesn't knock too terribly loud :) .

    Put some oil in the cylinders and cover the carby , I'm sure some one will come along in a bit and give you good $$ for it as it runs and all .
    -Nate
     
  5. My 472

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    Nate:
    Thanks for the information. I talked to a person about three months ago from the Egge co. and he told me the same thing and a whole lot more. That's why I'm putting my 235 in it. Like I said it's not about the money I just want it out of my yard or trade for a part or two if someone wants it.

    Mike
     
  6. tailfins1959

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    Make sure you keep the valve cover. You can buy special rocker bolts for your 235 that will allow you to disguise your 235 as a 216. Looks really close, "only an expert can tell the difference". For the rest, scrap steel sells for a penny a pound.
     
  7. My 472

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    tailfins1959:
    I just gave the engine to someone a few days ago that I know. He's down on his luck and he's going to take it for scrape and keep the money.I took your avice and kept the valve cover and a few other items off of it.

    Mike ;)
     

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