New guy in the U.P. of Michigan


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Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:40 pm

New guy in the U.P. of Michigan

Hello, have just about finished my first restore of a 37 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup and am looking for my next project. Have found a 46 IHC 3/4 near my home and am thinking about purchasing it for my next project.
Don't know much about IHC's and wonder how hard parts are to find. Truck is in fair shape but sure it will need lots of parts and TLC. It has what I think is a Chevy 235 motor and wonder if this was installed later or was it factory installed. Will post some pics after I get familiar with this forum.
If all goes according to plan I will be asking for slot of help with it. Bill

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Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:08 pm

Re: New guy in the U.P. of Michigan

If it is a 3/4 ton it would have come with a GRD flathead. If it is a heavier truck it would have an IHC OHV engine. Easy way to tell the light from the medium and heavies are the way the headlights are mounted. The Lighter trucks have the headlights molded into the fenders, the heavier truck are "pod mounted" on the fenders.

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Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:13 pm

Re: New guy in the U.P. of Michigan

Thanks for the reply. The head lights are moulded into fenders. I am trying to post pic of data plate but having issues. Will keep trying to post some pics. Bill

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Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:15 pm

Re: New guy in the U.P. of Michigan

Hope the data plate pic is on this post

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Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:49 pm

Re: New guy in the U.P. of Michigan

I'm sure you would recognize a Stovebolt if you saw one, having a 37. A common swap for the flathead was the later IHC small 6 (220,240 265) from a 50's thru 60's pick-ups. These somewhat resemble a Stovebolt, but were an IHC designed OHV engine.

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Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:55 pm

Re: New guy in the U.P. of Michigan

Not sure if it is a stove bolt but it does have a Chevrolet embossed valve cover. Do they interchange with a IHC designed engine?

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Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:57 pm

Re: New guy in the U.P. of Michigan

Nope, completely different engines. Could it be one of the later sixes? 230? 250 or 292?
235 should look like the 216/207 in the 30's chevys
The later Chevy sixes had the manifolds on the left (drivers side), IIRC the older 6's have the manifolds one the right.

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Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:01 pm

Re: New guy in the U.P. of Michigan

Still can't get a pic to post. After looking at my pics carb and manifolds are on the driver's side as in a 235.

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Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:05 pm

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Sorry, been close to 50 years since I've been around a Stovebolt. Brother had one in a '32 CHevy pick-up.
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Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:05 pm

Re: New guy in the U.P. of Michigan

So your saying the later Chevy 6's hooked up to the IHC bell housing and tranny?
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