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#389283 - 05/16/17 12:23 PM Do I rebuild the engine or not?
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Registered: 11/28/16
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Loc: Iowa
I tore apart the four banger on my 1924 Chevy truck that has been sitting got 20 years. Now I have to make a decision on whether to scrap the engine or rebuild it. Maybe someone can give me some advise. Here is what I found:
Rear main bearing in three pieces. 1 rod bearing shattered. Cam lobes flat. Exhaust valve seats burnt down till head material is missing. Valve stems rust pits. Pressure plate rusted solid but may come apart eventually. Clutch burnt till rivets gone and plate broken. Water pump   impeller rusted away. Needs points and rotor. Carb also needs rebuilding.
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#389292 - 05/16/17 01:16 PM Re: Do I rebuild the engine or not? [Re: RickAlter]
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Registered: 10/04/03
Posts: 576
Loc: Waterbury ,Ct.
RickAlter; If the head is no good, have fun trying to find another one that is not cracked. Otherwise i guess it would all come down to price. Just about anything can be rebuilt.
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#389294 - 05/16/17 02:22 PM Re: Do I rebuild the engine or not? [Re: SSG26K]
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Registered: 04/22/06
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Loc: San Leandro, CA
From Rick's first thread, the truck looks like a '26 and the engine is a '26 or '27 with a '28 head.

Rick, FYI, a '26, '27, or '28 engine will bolt right in. At some point in the truck's life, someone definitely replaced the head with a newer model. A lot of the 4 bangers have the '28 head on them. It is the only 4 cylinder head with two exhaust ports.

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#389302 - 05/16/17 04:47 PM Re: Do I rebuild the engine or not? [Re: Rustoholic]
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Registered: 11/22/01
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Loc: The Great State of TEXAS
28 heads are not that difficult to find. At one time I had 13 of them still have several in a stack. Other years are not so easy to find. Have to find a '28 exhaust manifold if you don't already have one. They are out there as well.
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#389426 - 05/19/17 03:46 PM Re: Do I rebuild the engine or not? [Re: Chipper]
RickAlter Offline
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Registered: 11/28/16
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Being retired with not a lot of income coming on I'll probably just sell the whole project.
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#389826 - 05/26/17 06:25 AM Re: Do I rebuild the engine or not? [Re: RickAlter]
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Registered: 11/28/16
Posts: 11
Loc: Iowa
Ok. I found a 4 cylinder chevy engine out of a boat almost fits exactly. I will have to put a powerglide transmission on it. Has anyone had any experience modifying the enclosed driveshaft to an open one?
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#389828 - 05/26/17 06:51 AM Re: Do I rebuild the engine or not? [Re: RickAlter]
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Registered: 10/30/09
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Loc: Hubbard,Ohio
You would need to put a modern rear end in it.

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