1956 Chevrolet 261 running for the first time in 30 years
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This is a 261 out of a '56 or a '57 model Chevrolet 6500 series truck. You know the story - barn find. The owner insisted on junking the truck but I did manage to scavenge the engine and transmission out of it before it was crushed. Not many of these around anymore. It's for sale if anyone is interested - runs good. This is the 2nd generation 261 with the larger, higher flow water pump. Block casting is 3769925 and the cylinder head is 3836850. The inside of this engine is very clean, I suspect it doesn't have a lot of hours on it.