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  1. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Hey guys, I have a bit of a concerning question. So when I don't start up my car for a few days, the first time i start it up it has a knock sound that goes away very quickly. It doesn't happen when cranking but only when it turns over. It sounds like it knocks 3-4 times and goes away very...
  2. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Hey guys, quick question. So now that I have my car going, ive been driving it and just cruising around town and stuff i realize that when i do get a chance to get it up to speed, it starts getting loud and stuff around 70. Its a 265 with a 3 speed. I haven't checked the rear end ratio yet but...
  3. Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    This was on my 1956 with the original 2 speed power glide transmission. I think it’s the same for all 1955, 1956, and 1957 maybe more where it bolts to the transmission not to the engine block. Worked great, has sticker on starter says Arrow (?) not sure what that indicates. 25.00 and you pick...
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    Original 4 blade fan from my 1956 Nomad V8 265, nice a straight, no issues I Just upgraded to 5 blade fan. Measures appropriate 17.75” across. 10.00 and you can pickup in Kansas City or add 10.00 for USPO Ship to continual 48 states. I would suspect this is same for all v8 and straight 6...
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    Staggered holes so applicable for 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 Chevy V8. 265, 283. They have been repainted and have silver Chevrolet script. 1 set or pair, nice, straight, could use a little clean up. 8 correct Phillips head screws, 7 correct wing hold downs, 1 is different. I just upgraded from these...
  6. Show us your Trifive
    My 1955 Pontiac Laurentian is my very FIRST car. My dad and I found it in the bush when I was 16 and has been a driving work in progress over 15 years now. Has been my daily driver on and off, movie picture car, and even take it drag racing for the last 3 years. When I first got it, had its...
  7. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I'm looking for a Rochester 2GC 2 BBL for my '57 210 with a 265. Any recommendations? Does anyone have experience with www.carburetorsandmore.com? -- Dennis
  8. General & Non-Tri Five Items For Sale Or Wanted
    Great condition Dual-Point distributor for a small Block 265 V8. These are getting more and more rare. Free shipping from Indiana if purchased for full asking price $1750.00 Call Jo Ann: (812) twosixfour- 4306
  9. Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    1955 engine is gone, but have a '57 '548' block for rebuild for sale...
  10. Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    Looking for a 1957 265 for a pickup. Casting code 3731548 with a stamp code of L (manual trans) or LB (manual trans heavy duty clutch). Also looking for a truck 4 speed (SM420) and any NAPCO 4x4 parts.
  11. Trifive Trucks Suburbans & Panel vans
    Hi, I'm starting to plan the restoration of my 1956 3100 series pick up. Originally it had a straight six but I'd like to swap this out for a 265, as I have always wanted a stock V8 pick up. I have managed to find and buy a 1956 265 engine however it came off an automatic and has no bell...
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    Rebuilt original 265 that came with the Nomad but now replaced with TPI 350. Less than 8K miles since full rebuild in 1989. Bored out 60 over, new pistons, bearings, cam, etc. 4 Barrel carter, early finned valve covers. Comes with motor plate adapter for starter mount to use with late model...
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    Hello I am not a trifive owner or restorer I am working on a 1966 corvette, that I inherited from my father. Among the pieces was a Offenhauser 3287 intake manifold with 3 2 barrel stromberg carburetors. My father told me the setup cam off a working engine, someone had put that intake an a 327...
  14. Engine Building, Hi Performance
    Sending out a thread to all gearheads, it always seems when someone does TriFive restoration, everybody seems to always lean towards 350ci and bigger. Would anybody know or have first hand experience to swap our '56 265 V-8 with a more modern, say 265ci from a '95 Caprice ? Would the same motor...
  15. Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    bowtie-trifiveFor Sale: '56 265 bare block. Casting# 3720991 Date Code: A306 (Jan 30th, 1956) VIN Code: F56FB (205HP w/Powerglide & 4 bbl) A little rust, but will clean up ok. Otherwise looks to be in good shape, but I can NOT make any guarantees, as it was purchased at an estate sale. $100 +...
  16. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Hey there, I just recently got my '56 Bel Air 4 dr sedan back from getting the stock 265 engine fully rebuilt. Runs great, and it looks like I'm getting about 25 mpg cruising! (13mp with heavy acceleration from starts). However, as the title says, it's now not starting. The situation right...
  17. Engine Building, Hi Performance
    Here's an easy one for you experts. I'm having my '57 265 rebuilt and I just checked on the status. It just came back from clean and while I won't get to talk to the mechanic until tomorrow afternoon, the short message I got was that it needs to be bored out for oversized pistons. I want to...
  18. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Just getting my '57 $dr Sedan 265 running and am now checking out the "extra" lines under the hood. One of them is a vacuum line off of the bottom rear of the Roch 2BBL carb. There are a total of 4 lines connected to the carb: A fuel line (that's easy to identify), the heat choke tube (again...
  19. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Question: I have ram's horns that are going on my motor. What brackets do I need to put an alternator on the motor instead of the old generator? Thanks
  20. Project Update Section, Post Project Updates Here
    I am going to close out the other thread and use this one for all of my progress since Bertha and Rose will be joined tonight. :D I bought tires for the rear and will try them out and see what they look like. Here they are. This is not where I bought them, but just a picture of the tread...
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