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anyone wheel' a 292 6cyl?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1967k10, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. 1967k10

    1967k10 1/2 ton status

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    I'm considering dumping my SBC 350 for a 292 6.I really want a BBC but don't reall need one and a 6cyl is so efficient and has a lot of torque.I was planning on running a modifying one for maximum power.Any thoughts?
     
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    I'd take a 292 over a 305 anyday, and I'd take a 383 over a 292. 350 I got right now, so I get my grunt from the 208. Date,line 09:06 3/2/2006:haha: :rotfl:
     
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    292 over 305 for sure....ive got the 305 still stock and its nothing special except for realiability
     
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    If you hop up the 6 banger, you will lose the gas mileage advantage. FYI, my 70K5 with a 250/3 speed and 3.73 gears gets 19-21 on the highway, has enough grunt for me off-road. I don't tow anything with it, so that's not an issue.
     
  5. 76zimmer

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    does going to a 6 require mounts, radiator shroud, brackets etc etc. ?
     
  6. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Yes. Engine frame brackets are different and offset. Its a different K-member on the 4x4.

    Alt bracket should be easy to get. Power steering.... well - that can be hard to find. Might mhave to make your own.

    FWIW, the 292 is the only gas engine I want to have anything to do with. ;)
     
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    i see on ck5 specs page that it's rated for 120 hp. what are the torque specs on a 292? what does the torque curve look like? sounds kinda interesting. I know many factory power ratings were underrated, is 120 accurate?
     
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    Stock '63 specs:

    165hp @ 3800rpm
    280#ft @ 1600rpm
     
  9. roadnotca

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    And being as miserly as it is, an RV type cam could be awsome. CompCams, Clifford Research, Crane(?)
     
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    ...and a 194ci head ;)
     
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    How much dose it wiegh, compared to a 350?
     
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    4bbl intake, mill/port/polish the head, slap in a nice cam and top it off with a good igniton and a header, should run pretty good.
     
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    that's pretty impressive torque!
     
  14. 1967k10

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    My Grandpa has a new Clifford Kit I plan to swipe if I can convince him to part with it. It consists of a intake,header's,and he has a Holley 2bbl for it but I think a 4bbl works as well. He claims an RV cam is the way to go.
     
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    Anybody interested in buying a 292?

    I have a great running and driving 292 in my 75 K20......but I also have a good 350 I have been thinking of swapping in. If there is interest in the 292, I will let it go to a good home.

    I live in NW Wyoming. Anyone in the Montana-Wyoming-Colorado area interested? Come hear it run and drive it!

    (I know this should probably be in the "for sale" section, but it seemed like it made most sense to put it here.) Sorry to hijack the thread.

    PM me if interested.
     
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    I think they are great motors - check out my signature......

    The at idle torque is very impressive ! The motor actually pulls hard at 300 RPM's instead of stalling out easily.

    I used a marine cam grind and propane pistons along with TBI to make it work as well as I wanted it to.

    Tom
     
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    They actually weigh less than a SBC . When GM designed the next generation in-line sixes that were introduced in the early sixty's they went with thin wall castings ( thin for that time period ) . The older in-lines were really heavy but the 292's built in the 1960's and early 1970's still have enough meat in them to be abused and still be reliable.

    Tom
     
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    Why do you want to swap out your 350 for a 292?
    If better gas milage is your reason. Forget it. 292s are nortorious gas hogs You will get the same MPG as your 350 or worse with a 292.
    If you want good fuel economy A built 250 would be better choice IMHO.
    I have built a few inline 6s. With 4 barrels, cams, intake, ECT, ECT, Once you start with power adders the fuel mileage goes down. And with a 292 fuel MPG aint that good to begin with. I have never got better milage with a built six than I could get with a well tuned and set up 350. I built a ford 300 six that did pretty good on gas milage about 16 MPG but I had to put a q-jet on it. The holley 4 barrel sucks.
    The only thing thaty really helps them get good MPG is fuel injection.
     
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    I agree the 292 is a gas hog compared to the 250.

    I had an '81 SWB K10 with 4" lift and 33's with the 250, 465 and 208 along with 3.73 gears in the 10 and 12 bolts. All that combo got me 18 mpg on the highways. I loved that truck. I tried so hard for so long to blow that 250 up so I would have an excuse to go with a SBC, but never could do it. I ended up selling the truck so I could buy some new BFG's on Weld wheels. Now I kick myself for getting rid of it. :doah:
     
  20. Chevy305

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    You know if you want a 6 shooter you might as well get a Jeep. :shocked: :shame:



    Did I dare just say that?:ignore:
     

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