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I want your old straight six Chevy engine!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bennett, Feb 17, 2001.

  1. bennett

    bennett Registered Member

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    I know there's gotta be a bunch of those old straight six chevy's laying around in your garages. I am looking at a project, I want a 292 inline six . I would like one mated to a SM465 if I could find that too, but if not engine and bellhousing would be nice. Not afraid of a rebuild either. If you would rather reply to my e-mail- hit me at bennett@networld.com
    I'm lookin for new, good used or rebuildable.
    Thanks Guys
     
  2. bennett

    bennett Registered Member

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    Somebody must have pulled out a old six to replace with a sbc!! Anybody?
     
  3. bennett

    bennett Registered Member

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    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I junked exactly what you are looking for about a year ago.....could not even give it away. Thats pretty typical for my luck

    Luke
    84 K5
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  5. bennett

    bennett Registered Member

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    pretty much my luck too! I had one in a wrecked 81 chevy all spotted and by the time I went to get it they scrapped it.

    live and learn!!!!!!!
     
  6. lukers

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    Where are you from??
    Luke
     
  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Brain cells are getting fuzzy... [​IMG] Didn't the 292 production stop around 1969? I've never paid too much attention to inline 6's, but I seem to recall that the 292 was dropped and the 250 became the 6-banger for GM around that time frame. If so, then you'll most likely find a 292 attached to an SM420. That was the granny low 4-speed of that time period.

    Anyone know for sure when the 292 went away?

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  8. bennett

    bennett Registered Member

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    The 292 were manufactured until 1988, surprised? so was I. Here is the lowdow on all the sixes and years of MFg.
    straight six info
    year displacement carb horsepower torque comp. ratio
    62 194 1bbl 120@4400 177@2400 8.5:1
    63 194 1bbl 120@4400 177@2400 8.5:1
    230 (truck) 1bbl 140 ?? 8.5:1
    292 1bbl 165 ?? 8:1
    64 194 1bbl 120@4400 177@2400 8.5:1
    215 1bbl 140@4200 206@2000 8.6:1
    230 1bbl 140@4400 220@1600 8.5:1
    230 (Chevelle) 1bbl 155@4400 215@2000 8.5:1
    292 1bbl 165 ?? 8:1
    65 194 1bbl 120@4400 177@2400 8.5:1
    215 1bbl 140@4200 206@2000 8.6:1
    230 1bbl 140@4400 215@2000 8.5:1
    292 1bbl 165 ?? 8:1
    66 194 2bbl 120@4400 177@2400 8.5:1
    230 1bbl 140@4400 220@1600 8.5:1
    230 OHC 1bbl 165@4700 216@2600 9:1
    230 Sprint 4bbl 207@5200* 228@3800 10.5:1
    250 (Biscayne) 1bbl 150@4200 235@1600 8.5:1
    250 (truck) 1bbl 155 ?? 8.5:1
    292 1bbl 170 ?? 8:1
    67 194 1bbl 120@4000 177@2400 8.5:1
    230 1bbl 140@4400 220@1600 8.5:1
    230 OHC 1bbl 165@4700 216@2600 9:1
    230 Sprint 4bbl 215@5200* 240@3800 10.5:1
    250 1bbl 155@4200 235@1600 8.5:1
    292 1bbl 170 ?? 8:1
    68 230 1bbl 145@4400 220@1600 8.5:1
    250 1bbl 155@4200 235@1600 8.5:1
    250 OHC 1bbl 175@4800 240@2600 9:1
    250 Sprint 4bbl 215@5200* 255@3800 10.5:1
    292 1bbl 170 ?? 8:1
    69 230 1bbl 140@4400 220@1600 8.5:1
    250 1bbl 155@4200 235@1600 8.5:1
    250 OHC 1bbl 175@4800 240@2600 9:1
    250 Sprint 4bbl 230 255@3800 10.5:1
    292 1bbl 170 ?? 8:1
    70 230 1bbl 140@4400 220@1600 8.5:1
    250 1bbl 155@4200 235@1600 8.5:1
    292 1bbl 170 ? 8:1
    71 250 (Nova) 1bbl 145@4200 230@1600 8.5:1
    250 1bbl 155@4200 235@1600 8.5:1
    292 1bbl 165@4000 270@1600 8:1
    72 250 1bbl 110@3800 185@1600 8.5:1
    292 1bbl 125@3600 225@2400 8:1
    73-74 250 1bbl 100@3600 175@2000 8.25:1
    292 1bbl 120@3600 225@2000 8:1
    75 250 1bbl 105@3800 185@1200 8.25:1
    292 1bbl 120@3600 213@2000 8:1
    76 250 1bbl 105@3800 185@1200 8.25:1
    250 HD 1bbl 100@3600 175@1800 8.25:1
    292 1bbl 120@3600 215@2000 8:1
    77 250 (Nova) 1bbl 110@3800 195@1600 8.3:1
    250 (Chevelle) 1bbl 105@3800 185@1200 8.25:1
    250 HD 1bbl 100@3600 175@1800 8:1
    292 1bbl 120@3600 215@2000 8:1
    78 250 (Nova) 1bbl 105@3800 185@1200 8:1
    250 (Chevelle) 1bbl 110@3800 190@1600 8:1
    250 LD 1bbl 115@3800 195@1200 8:1
    250 Calif. 1bbl 100@3800 185@1600 8.1:1
    250 HD 1bbl 100@3600 175@1800 8.1:1
    292 1bbl 120@3600 215@2000 8:1
    79 250 1bbl 115@3800 190@1300 8:1
    250 LD 2bbl 130@3800 210@2400 8.3:1
    250 Calif. 2bbl 125@4000 205@2000 8.3:1
    250 HD 2bbl 130@4000 205@2000 8.3:1
    292 1bbl 115@3400 215@1600 7.8:1
    80 ? ? ? ? ?
    81-82 250 2bbl 130@4000 210@2000 8.3:1
    250 Calif. 2bbl 130@4000 205@2000 8.3:1
    292 1bbl 115@3400 215@1600 7.8:1
    83-85 250 ? ? ? ?
    292 ? ? ? ?
    86 250 ? ? ? ?
    292 ? 115@3400 215@1600 8:1
    87-88 292 ? 115@3400 215@1600 8:1
    Note: the 292, 250 LD, 250 Calif. and 250 HD engines are all truck engines.
    *207hp w/auto trans, 215hp w/manual trans
    bores and strokes
    194: 3.563x3.25
    215: 3.750x3.25
    230: 3.875x3.25
    250: 3.875x3.53
    except 81-82 models, which had a 3.870" stroke
    292: 3.875x4.125
    (following the formula BORExBORExSTROKEx.7854xNUMBER OF CYLINDERS=cid)
    firing order
    1-5-3-6-2-4
    outside dimensions
    length: 32.5"
    width: 16" w/o manifold, 23" w/manifold
    height: 24", 25.5" at carb, 28" at air cleaner
    weight: 410 lbs
     
  9. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Now the trick is to find out what vehicles GM installed the later 292's in. I can't remember seeing one in a light-duty truck for a very long time. Perhaps they were installing them in things like bread trucks or something? They wouldn't have had to make it pass emissions in a heavy duty application.

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  10. Woodman89

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    Where you from bennett? I know someone in Eastern PA that has 2 late 70's K10's with straight sixes. Both trucks are low mileage, (mostly) rust free, and run excellent. They have been inside for many years. Let me know if your interested and ill give you a # to call.
     
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    i was in a junkyard today and found an old chevy with a straight six. the key was in it and i tried to start it, but didnt want to pi$$ the yard owner off (it did turn over though). it has a new starter and an HEI distributor. i am in north carolina, so if you are interested, i can see how much he wants for it.

    AIRBORNE!!
     
  12. Captkaos

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    I am looking for one too....

    I am currently trying to find a 292 also. They were used in heavy duty trucks and applications.

    Chris Lucas
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  13. splitrim

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    I know you're looking for a 292, but if you decide a 250 will work-I've got one you can have. It's complete and ran when I pulled it out of my 77 1/2 ton. It needs to be rebuilt. Also have the bellhousing-gave the tranny away.
     
  14. bennett

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    Thanks for the offer , I may take you up on that. What part of Montana are you in. I am going to Portland next month and could swing by on the way back.

    Thanks
    Ken
     
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    ken 1/2 ton status

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    When I was ordering my dually crewcab 4x4 back in 1988, a 292 was listed as the base engine, and with a 350, 454 and 6.2 as optional engines. Can you imagine a 292 in a crewcab dually 4x4?!?!? Talk about gutless!!!

    ken
     
  16. 90K5

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    There is a guy in my Spanish class that has an '88 1/2 ton 2WD Chevy truck and he said he had a 4.8L 6-cyl engine in it. I told him it was proably a 4.3L, but he said it wasn't. I "agreed" with him because I thought about the 292, and the fact that he doesn't know anything about trucks, and that he had a place put a 4" BODY lift on his truck proved his knowledge...

    90K5

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    I've had a couple of the 292's in my time, and BOY did they SUCK the gas!!! GOPHERKILLER
     
  18. splitrim

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    bennett-I'm in SW montana-Dillon. You can e-mail me at fallis@mcn.net to set something up.
     
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    I recently bought a 1968 Chevy C50 straight truck because I was interested in the cab and tires for my 68 dump truck. Upon popping the hood I discovered that it had a 292 straight six. It also has a manual 4 speed tranny. The previous owner told me the motor ran fine when he parked it a year ago. I hav'nt started it yet because it is surrounded by giant snow banks and I'll have to wait for the spring thaw to move it anyways, so I can't say what kind of condition it is in. The guy told me he is getting too old to lift the cement forms up on the bed so he bought a new lower profile truck. I live in Beloit, WI.
     
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    An 88 1/2 ton will have a 4.3 as the base motor.
     

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