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1 month 2 weeks ago #252004 by asw120
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That's coming up really nice. I'm curious; which engine is that?

Appreciate the updates, Jarrod.


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1 month 2 weeks ago #252007 by JOHN.K.
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I think they had the smaller 250ci Mexican Chev ..........the cab overs had the 292 Chev.............these motors were never much good ,being a glorified car motor.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #252026 by asw120
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I think they had the smaller 250ci Mexican Chev ..........the cab overs had the 292 Chev.............these motors were never much good ,being a glorified car motor.
Thanks John, I had thought so, but I've never seen one in person. Looks very similar to a Holden red motor (not surprising).

Jarrod.


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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #252029 by grumpy gumpy
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I thought somewhere he said it was a 300ci, motor, my TJ5 has a 214 ci motor, which looks similar but without the fancy rocker cover , forgot to add, they were an Australian made GMH motor
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1 month 2 weeks ago #252032 by asw120
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I have seen one 214 in an ex-Telecom J2, but it didn't look like that one. I swear I remember a TK with a 3.3 Blue motor in it in the early 90's. It was the only thing the Econovan could pass up the Toowoomba range.

Jarrod.


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1 month 2 weeks ago #252035 by JOHN.K.
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The motor in the pic looks like an overgrown Red motor .....it is a Mexican Chev ,made in two sizes Ive seen 250 and 292 ,and IIRC a 300 odd cu in size too..............this is not the old pommy 300 petrol ,which was super heavy ,being diesel block design .......the Chevs have a name for knocking out the undersized rod and main bearings if pushed too hard.
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1 month 2 weeks ago #252043 by Colin HD
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Well it says BEDFORD on the rocker 


It's a Holden 202 out of an old HZ, coupled to a trimatic transmission.
I'm not looking to haul logs, but did want something economical & reliable. 
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1 month 2 weeks ago #252044 by Colin HD
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Apologies, if I broke the Forum and prevented people form posting!
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1 month 2 weeks ago #252045 by JOHN.K.
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I recall seeing a small 16" wheel Bedford cabover at the truck show ,with a 350 Chev motor ............supposedly all the Bedford and Chev 4 speed boxes would bolt to any Chev motor ,as GM kept the bolt pattern standard............the 4 speed Bedford box is a copy of the Saginaw ,with a different looking pressed steel top ,as opposed to the US box with a cast iron top.
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1 month 2 weeks ago #252046 by asw120
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"it's an old 202"

Well, that definitively answers that question!

Thanks.
Jarrod.


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