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books for 231 build

Postby timothale » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:33 am

We have started up again on an old stalled T bucket project. I had a odd fire v6 that sat in the barn and got water in and rusted the cylinders. It had a different hot cam, holly 4 barrel and intake. and a 5 speed. My step son wants to run an automatic. I have 2 engines with auto;s I don't know their condition. I have a rebuilt never ran V6 I don.t know if it is even or odd fire and what parts will interchange. What rebuild books do you recommend.
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Re: books for 231 build

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Re: books for 231 build

Postby stage169 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:12 pm

This one is good Image
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Re: books for 231 build

Postby 1saxman » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:25 pm

I didn't know what a '231' was until I remembered that its 3.8L! I haven't had one of these since 1989 but it was a tough engine. Anything that could survive my ignorance for 11 years has to be tough. For example, in those days I thought you had to run 20W-50 - get the picture? Plus I removed/disconnected all the emissions controls, took the aluminum cover off the catalytic converter and put the cover on a converter 'test pipe'. That thing passed many inspections and I can only imagine the look on the face of whoever discovered it. By the time I was through with the car ('78 Sunbird Formula), it was burning a quart of oil about every 3 hours on the highway but it still ran great. The good news is that was about the time I wised up and have never treated a car like that again, and I haven't had a car smoke or use oil since.
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