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Show us your six banger's. In line that is.


I have been a big fan of in line six cylinder engines most of my life, especially GM in line sixes. I have had a number of 235's, 250's and now a 261 in my 57 Poncho. For many years most folks did not want them but now many folks want them and even love them. I sold a 1957 261 to a guy that drove all the way from Chicago to pick it up and paid me in U.S. funds. I love the look and sound of these engine's and to me they have tons of character. Stock or modified these engine's have made a very strong come back world wide and i for one welcome it. So show us your in line six banger's, stock, modified, GM, Ford, Mopar or what have you. I will start with my 57 261. Cheers. George



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1961 Chev 235, needs more detailing.Placentia Cruisers July 1818 001.jpg



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AMC 258 - 1988 Vintage. It has that cool vintage inline 6 exhaust note smile

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9D028E63-6CD3-4127-A42E-BAD29C089F77.jpegHeres mine 



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after rebuild

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Some really sweet looking in liners there. Keep them coming and humming........ in line that is. 



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I have a lot of detailing to do...  George, I agree, something special about a big long six. Thank you 

for starting this thread.

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170 views and no one noticed that I have you all beat by two cylinders.

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I noticed but figured heck, it's an inline.

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A shameless bump. Show us your in liner's. 



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Here are a couple of hardworking (i.e. slightly grubby) chevy sixes in a couple of trucks I have.

The 250 is in a 1969 CST amd is such a sweet running smooth little thing I don't think I'd ever swap it for an eight.

Not the fastest truck on the road but so easy to work on.  The only mod is a Pertronix. over 90,000 on the clock and going strong.

The other is in a 67 GMC 4x4 that was set up to be a real mountain goat with the 292(only in Canada), with the truck 4 speed, 3.71 gears and 16 inch wheels for more ground clearance as well as the short wheel base.

Needs work but is quite worth it with only 33 of this model built in 1967.



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Those are sweet trucks!  I've never really been a 'truck guy', but I'd love to have either of those in my driveway - trucks how I remember them, down to business, not too many gadgets and luxuries, but tough as nails.



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I've come to really like old working units back when a heater and an ashtray were the only options you usually saw. Luckily they are fairly cheap to buy and super simple to work on. Surprisingly rare though, as most of them got worked to death.

My CST is kind of deluxe for the day though with the trim and all.



-- Edited by 66 Grande guy on Wednesday 17th of October 2018 04:00:26 PM

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Boy do I miss a Big 6. Had a 235 in a 54 GMC 3600 and a 300 in a 79 F*rd 4X4.

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66 Grande guy wrote:

I've come to really like old working units back when a heater and an ashtray were the only options you usually saw. Luckily they are fairly cheap to buy and super simple to work on. Surprisingly rare though, as most of them got worked to death.

My CST is kind of deluxe for the day though with the trim and all.



-- Edited by 66 Grande guy on Wednesday 17th of October 2018 04:00:26 PM


 Yes the CST would be a fancy truck for its day with the trim and full wheel covers, but still stripped down compared to today's trucks.  I remember back in the '80s we used to call loaded up trucks "Cadillac pickups" but today they are all like that... smile



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I appreciate all the positive comments on those sweet in liner sixes. I just want to mention to anyone that does not know this already, that there is a U.S. based organization that caters to the love of all in line motors. Four, six and eight in liners have a voice at IN LINERS INTERNATIONAL. Check out there site if you are so inclined. Cheers.



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66 Grande guy wrote:

Here are a couple of hardworking (i.e. slightly grubby) chevy sixes in a couple of trucks I have.

The 250 is in a 1969 CST amd is such a sweet running smooth little thing I don't think I'd ever swap it for an eight.

Not the fastest truck on the road but so easy to work on.  The only mod is a Pertronix. over 90,000 on the clock and going strong.

The other is in a 67 GMC 4x4 that was set up to be a real mountain goat with the 292(only in Canada), with the truck 4 speed, 3.71 gears and 16 inch wheels for more ground clearance as well as the short wheel base.

Needs work but is quite worth it with only 33 of this model built in 1967.


 I have never seen that vintage Chevrolet CST with a six before, and I remember them new on the lot. A 250 with p/s p/b auto, is it a Hydramatic? From 66 through 68 they offered the TH400 behind every engine in the pickup line. They don't say which Hydro they used TH350 vs TH400) in the specs for the 69 - 72 trucks, they just say RPO M49.

 

That 4x4 67 is neat. A 910 Canadian model, the last of the small back windows, and it appears to have a 292 under the hood. A shortbox Fenderside in Glenwood Green, it looks like a forestry truck.



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Hi Cam, as usual you are pretty astute.  

 

The CST, I bought more or less as it stands back in 2004. It was sitting next to a muffler shop on 97th street in Edmonton,while my wife made a trip to the adjoining Toys R US, a move she regretted later, due to my constant whining until she let me buy it.  I seem to remember the guy who was selling it had originally bought it as a low mileage low end track and had upgraded it to a CST so I don't think it was built that way.  It had a TH 350 when I got  it but I'm not actually sure what it came with.  Whatever he did, he did very well to the extent that it looked like a factory job.  He had optioned it with PS, PB,  tilt, factory Cruise control (the only one of these trucks I had ever seen with that) factory tach and gauges and a speed warning dash as well as the CST interior and trim.  I remember being attracted by the CST stuff but then once I popped the hood to see that unusual engine in this high end truck I was kind of charmed by the combo

Once I thought about it I really liked the idea from a maintenance point of view and it also was well suited for what I wanted to do with it, which was to use it a light duty truck around where I live.  I have driven all over the province though over the years hauling various and sundry semi valuable stuff.

Over the years I have added a few more factory options so now it has a complete gauge package including the elusive vacuum gauge , a set of NOS shoulder harnesses, I swapped out the bench for the buckets and console (much more comfortable on a long drive) and installed an factory AM/FM radio. I also put in the spare tire mount  and have a set of the quarter elliptic spring overloads.  My big score a while ago was to get a complete factory 8 track set up but I have yet to put that in. The only things that aren't factory besides the pertronix are a cd player in the glove box and a cool little well engineered setup I found a few years ago that converted the ashtray to a slide out cup holder.

The only option I don't have is AC but I don't really need it and wouldn't want it sucking the life out of the 250.

Basically this is the truck I would have wanted if I could have bought one in 1969 except of course I would have had it with the 396.  I love it the way it is though.

 

As for the GMC again I think you're right on the mark.  As a former forest ranger etc, I have an eye and an interest in picking up these vehicle that are reminders to me of the outdoors lifestyle I used to have.  There were many times that those green stripped work trucks where the most welcome sight I ever saw as I came lurching out of the bush after a few days working a fire or what have you. Those black vinyl seats felt like a leather-covered lazy boy at that point!

I picked thisstruck up locally and it did have a forestry bumper and PYO winch according to the previous owner when he got it.  I've been trying to get that back. I had it checked out through vintage vehicle services and they did confirm the equipment that came with it and the low, low production! of this model as well as stating it was sold out of a dealership in Dawson Creek.  So based on all that plus a few official looking things in the interior (radio related) I'm pretty sure it is an ex BC Forest Service truck.

This actually joins the other two I have both of which are ex Alberta Forest service units.

My earliest is a 1959 IHC short box fleetside 3/4 ton 4x4 which still has the big yellow letters "AFS" on the top of the cab. (That was done in order that aircraft could tell there was a forestry unit on scene (PTO winch on this as well) This one is a slow project in progress

The other is a nicely restored green (of course) 1969 IHC crew cab 4x4 step side again with the winch.

 

Sorry to distract/ derail thread but hey it is still just more info on 6 cylinder trucks, mostly.



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We had a factory 61 chev 4wd short box stepside 6 cal for a while, likely the same drivetrain as the 67, except a 235? Rode like a Massey Ferguson.

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Yeah those things are about as rough as a corn cob and pretty unstable unless you have a good load in the back.

Cute and fun though but a workout to drive for sure!



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Here is a pix of the 261 in my 58 Parisienne.  Bob.IMG_1483.JPG



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Back to the main idea and this one is so nice you could eat off it! What a beauty!



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My 57 261 in liner when i was doing some work to her not that long ago. Keep showing us your in liners. Cheers. 



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It is amazing how gorgeous you guys have made your sixes! I just cant bring myself to do the kind of work. 



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long stroke wrote:

My 57 261 in liner when i was doing some work to her not that long ago. Keep showing us your in liners. Cheers. 


 George...that is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. thumbsup.gif as are the rest of them!  Have a 6 in the sons car....just not up to your guys standards. Can't seem to find a pic of it!



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