chevy 216 truck engine running
1951 Chevrolet Pickup 216 Freed up from being seized up part 1
This is a 216 complete rolling chassie that I got from a friend of mine. It was a running motor and it sat for a while with the cab and bed off of it outside. Im guessing it rained inside through the valve cover or just moisture? Anyway it seized up tight! I put transmission fluid down all of the cylinders and let it sit for about 4 months. I finally got back to it and tried to get it to move again from the front of the engine and couldn't get it to move. So I took the dust cover off from the fly wheel and with a little help with a pry bar, I got it to move a little and a little more until it was turning over on its on. In the process it bent two pushrods, where two of the intake valves were stuck also. So here is the process I did of removing the rocker arm assembly and cleaning and reinstalling the assembly
Chevy 216 Block Resurfacing
Watch as John Edwards resurfaces a 1938 Chevy 216 cylinder block on the Sunnen HBS-1300 atCosta Mesa R&D Automotive Machihne. (949) 631-6376
1950 Chevrolet Truck; running 216 engine.
I saved this one from the crusher. Perhaps one of my favorite sounds... a running Stove bolt engine. I was able to get the numbers matching (original) 216 engine running after sitting for nearly 20 years. Splash oil lubricated connecting rods; pressured mains, cartridge style oil filer and oil bath air filer. Short block is; as found but, I had the cylinder head rebuilt with new: valves, guides, springs and seats. At the time of this video, I had been working on the truck for over 1 year. The truck was named Cannonball by the previous owner. Watch for Cannonball Restoration videos in the future. Kyler