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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,009
    I think you could buy a bearing insert back then that worked in the babbitt rod, if you modified it somewhat.

    So okay, you have a 216 with modified bearing inserts and rods. I still think, if you are going to keep and restore this truck, that putting in a 235 would be a good idea.

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  • dlwinndlwinn Posts: 7
    I would seriously consider a 235, and probably would have gone that route if I'd had know better, but we already invested in a complete rebuild of the 216 head. So for now I'll probably fix up the 216 (have a few other issues to deal with on it) and then look at swapping it out if it ever dies. The truck has been in my wife's family since purchased, so I was trying to keep it stock for senimental reasons. Thanks for all the input.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,009
    edited May 2010
    The 216 is fine as long as you don't try to run it on a freeway. It's perfectly suited to putting around town or on the farm.

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