Disassembling our crusty Chevy “Stovebolt 6” engine project | Redline Update #25

Disassembling our crusty Chevy “Stovebolt 6” engine project  | Redline Update #25


– All right, as you can see, the other day we got the
216 out of the pickup truck. We did a little bit of cleanup work, basically trying to get access
to a lot of bolts on that. We didn’t take a ton of time, we probably could’ve taken
a power washer and such. We did hope that we could see a little more of the paint and such. Really all we can make out at this point is it appears that the
bell housing on this may have been painted some sort of red. The block, what paint it did have on it appears to be maybe a silver color, and the the tin looks like black based on, like, right here. Looks like the valve cover
and the side cover was black. And then you can just
make out Thriftmaster here across the side of the valve cover. So with that, my next task is to get this bell housing off, and get it on the engine stand, and then just stripping it down for all the parts that we can reuse, and we’ll go from there. (upbeat music) So this mechanism across the back, I should have showed you
before I took it off, but any rate, what it amounts to is this is the starter
button on the bottom of the, you know, inside the cab, where I had Ben, I told him to hit the starter, and there’s physically a
plunger that he pushes, and when that pushes down here, this actuates all this mechanism. And then there’s a lever
arm on stop of the starter, and that is the solenoid, solenoid in the sense
that it just actuates, or makes the contact from the positive wire through the motor. (wrench clicking) (drill whirring) (hammer thudding) (wrench clicking) On this intake and exhaust setup, you have a separate intake, and
a separate exhaust manifold, but they’re held down by a common bolt, so there isn’t an individual. So actually, here, initially it looks like this may be broken off, it
may be just a dowel pin, I don’t know until I get there, again, I’ve never had these apart. This is actually pretty typical, even into Jeep four liters of the ’90s. The idea is use this clamp, as you pull this tight,
it’s pushing the exhaust and the intake, creating that clamp load. Let’s just call it an oversized washer. But I’m gonna heat in the head area here, (fire roaring) here, in all what’s
there, one, two, three, four, five, six bolts. Heat up that area, it’ll
just help get things loose. And I’m either gonna have to do it now, or I’ll have to do it later, I might as well do it now
on the initial teardown. (upbeat music) So this motor has,
according to the odometer, 54,000 miles on it, which,
quite honestly, I can believe. Of course the oil specs of those days was not consistent, wasn’t
certainly as good as it is today, so you get any kind of heat
buildup, it would cook the oil, and of course you get all this baked on oil and sludginess. So progress-wise, our head is off, valve train is out, oil pan is off, timing cover obviously is off, we’re at the point where we
wanna pull the camshaft out. And of course the lifters are
stuck partway in the hole, I got some of them out. And now I’m really trying to figure out how this oil pump comes
out quite honestly, it’s pretty interesting little setup. My understanding is whenever you have these little catches on the
bottom of the main rods, is that that’s actually scooping oil, and that’s how the rod gets oiled. Now, these were never engines
that saw a lot of RPM, so low RPM, no big deal. Very similar in fashion to,
like, a Briggs & Stratton motor that we currently use, they have a little, what they call a dipper. So that’s where we’re at on this. There has been a little head
scratching to figure this out, I’ve never done one of
theses, as mentioned. And I probably shouldn’t
tell everybody that as I’ll blow my cover, but I gotta be honest. All right, so we’re gonna
keep working on this, see where we get. Idea is today we want this completely, completely tore down, and off to the machine shop. (upbeat music)

92 thoughts on “Disassembling our crusty Chevy “Stovebolt 6” engine project | Redline Update #25

  1. From Malaysia

  2. Awesome as usual!
    That Stovebolt 6 has definitely seen better days. Looking forward to the Redline Rebuild of this engine.

    Good job! Keep up the great work. Greetings to everyone at Hagerty from Indonesia.

  3. Los felicito por sus trabajo 👍👍💪

  4. 2:05 right on the beat!
    I like this kind of little touch.

  5. I had one of those. Mine was a 235. It was an oil leaking slug.

  6. You guy are awesome, I hope to someday have my YouTube channel to do as good quality time lapses as you and confidence during filming as you guys. Keep up your awesome contact. If you get a sec I would love your feedback on the 1971 Buick GS barnfind that sat for 40years. I look forward to your episodes man you and uncle Tony’s garage have just so much knowledge

  7. I would honestly watch an entire video of the entire removal and tear down process instead of this abbreviated version if you guys were considering something like this.

  8. Okay Davin I have a request?

    If you could could you show how you surface the intake and exhaust manifold surfaces and the intake and exhaust surfaces on the head?

  9. I was just about to ask when the next Redline would be. Love them !

  10. I have tried to offer you the 1959 Chevy Apache. No answer from you or from the phone number. 235 Engine, and I Have a 350 .60 over pistons installed along with the Cam, Lifters, and the Edelbrock Intake, along with the timing gear system. The 235 would need over bore (as it has the piston slaps) The 350 was done, but never found a transmission. the 235 tranny is a 3 speed low granny for the 1959 apache farmer truck.

  11. Хорошая работа!!

  12. My first car was a 51 chevy deluxe coupe with the 216 stovebolt 6, with splash oiling, It did not last me long before a rod went through the side of the block.

  13. A boat anchor if there ever was one.

  14. Really like these videos! Production quality is top notch!

  15. 6 min vid??? what the hell!!!!! why even put it out???

  16. Ничё не понял,но было очень интересно!!!!👍👍👍😉😉😉😉😄😄😄😄

  17. Muito top 👏👏👏👏 parabéns

  18. Six and one-half minutes is too short. Clearly Davin's work took longer, but the editing is too much indicating that the editor is not much of a car guy. There is nothing mundane or trivial about engine work.

  19. Who else forgot about this truck these guys r working on? I surely did

  20. Thanks for the update, tho' I'd have deep power washed first and worn gloves!

  21. Did this engine ever change oil??? Wow.

  22. Love your tear-downs and rebuilds. I swear I can smell old oil when you pull the pan!

  23. I think it'd be cool if you guys did videos on saving rare old engines and rebuilding them

  24. I love seeing how this pile of forgotten scrap metal, will be turned into a thing of beauty.

  25. Apa kabar ..
    Aku selalu menonton smua video kamu
    Dan smuanya menarik .. saya suka itu
    Dan cara kamu mengerjakannya sungguh santai dan profesional …

    Lanjutkan itu
    Fadhil Indonesia surabaya

  26. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Has been a long time since I worked on a stove bolt. You put a smile on an old mechanics face.

  27. other day? other month

  28. what material do you use to remove the dirt from the engine.Thanks to Greece

  29. Did the Chevy engine ride in the back of the Ford pickup to the machine shop? That would one old horse aiding another.

  30. Nice job

  31. A torch and hammer branshing Dave sounds like the sort of person I would hang out with. Lol

  32. Best rust penetrant I've ever used is non-stick canola oil cooking spray. Sprayed it & left it overnight and sprayed it again before I took apart a 1914 Model T that had been sitting in water. Only lost three bolts that were on the entire vehicle. Some even were corroded till there was nearly nothing left and I still got them out. When I tore apart the engine it was full of sand and snails. The only drawback I found using canola oil was that the ants love it. It also leaves a coating on the metal when it dries over time. That's easily removed with degreaser. Didn't know at the time and learned after telling this to somebody that canola oil is what they used to use in Old industrial machines. I can see why. It works when nothing else does including a torch. You just have to be patient. It needs time to do its job. And to think people actually consume canola oil when it can do this.

  33. Parabéns trabalho show de mais

  34. Parabéns trabalho show de mais

  35. Türkiye’den selamlar 👋

  36. I have a 250 straight 6 in my 78 GMC 1/2 ton 4 speed 4×4. I don't care how popular LS swaps are, I'm leaving the 6 in it. What it lacks in power it makes up in torque, it might only get 8 mpg but it's never let me down and starts right up after sitting for 3 months. I'm 25 and it will probably outlive me

  37. Starter old system save or not ?

  38. I sure hope that you kept all the brass shims for the rod bearings as it is a learning experience for sure. It was one of my very first tear downs and learned the hard way how to adjust bearing clearances. I must of done something right as that engine went two revolutions of the speedo but it was tired and making some small noise. I checked the bearings out and other than a couple thousands was fine and just removed shimes accordingly so changed rings, and honed cylinders and ran it some more as a stationary engine for sawmill that ran for ten or so years. It was garbage after that. A very strong good engine that they put pressure to the rods later then in 55 changed up that whole series to a one engine fits all and interchanged with the V8 at that point. It was the start of the 235, and so forth. I used a corvette blue streak exhaust (duel) or split commonly called… this is back when we butched cast exhaust manifolds for the duel exhaust sound but then it was a sound of its own. I had the old school plug wires and the "jumpers" so it would increase spark and turn tv's upside down, it was a joke for the most part but they come the closest to burning more oil than gas and you had to tow start or coast off a high hill and with enough gas get it running again. A minister put karo syrup in my gas but it was so worn out it just burnt it and he confessed to me cause it bothered him so bad so I did him the favor of not harassing him any more but of course I was shortly drafted

  39. I know I'm gonna catch hell for this but, it's an engine not a motor. Motors are electric

  40. Yep the oil goes to nozzles to squirt oil at the rods which have scoops and to spray oil up the cylinder for cooling and lubrication. The oil pressure gauge is for show as the pressure is not critical. One oil galley feeds oil up past a rear cylinder head bolt to feed oil to the rockershaft. That is a bad feature and there was a kit available to route the oil outside the head and feed it in through a hole you made in the Valve cover to feed the rocker arms. Many a rocker shaft and valveguide were destroyed. If the oil were changed often with flushes then no problemo. These engines powered 5 ton Trucks so don't laugh . Lots of Torque with that long stroke

  41. 4:10 "did it break!? No it's good"

  42. neat motor – it's also the motor that was put in Toyota Land Cruisers…. lots of tribal knowledge on that side of the pond because it was used in the FJ40 until 1974, and the 2F motor is quite similar in design (though highly modified too)

  43. Davon those pre 1955 Chevy sixs were called partial pressure lubrication because of the lack of a fully drilled crankshaft for rod bearing lubrication. As I remember from my days as a high school auto shop classes they were good for about 65 mph in stock form but if you pushed on harder that had a tendency to burn a bearing also the fiber cam gear would give up if you were hard on the engine. I remember a friend of mine power shifting a '49 deluxe that only had 36,000 on it and the cam gear sripped out.

  44. Can I make a suggestion? Do some engine videos where you take a used engine and repair whatever prevents it from being a reliable engine and then reinstall it in a truck that has been repaired inexpensively. Do a low-buck clean up of a cool old rig.

  45. To be frank you haven't shown one with a blown engine broken piston or cracked casing etc ! It was entertaining at first.

  46. I just finished swapping a 216 in my 47 Chevy Fleetline for a 235. I know all the things he’s going through. They are very simple engines to work on. The 216 is rated at 90hp with mods you can get more out of it, the 235 starts at 115hp, can go up to 140hp stock in later models.

  47. So you remove the clutch before you remove the bellhousing ? Never seen that before

  48. Nice engine.

  49. I realize the making of this video is a lot of work but six minutes !! Anyway, it was great and I really enjoyed it. Thank you!!

  50. What kind of engine stand was that? The plastic catch pan is awesome!

  51. What engine stand did you guys use? Want to rebuild my 270 GMC but am trying to find a stable enough engine stand. Thanks!

  52. Looking forward to this one!!!!

  53. Awesome outstanding job have a great time thanks

  54. Want to see how oil from a long time ago performs? Check out Project Farm from a couple of weeks ago.
    Someone sent him an old unopened can of motor oil. Bunch of tests and such…

  55. It relied on splash lubrication some if I remember right .

  56. Semelhante com o do opala!

  57. I believe horsepower tv from the poweblock rebuilt one of these. Cool unique motor

  58. اكو عرب هنا 😂😂

  59. Syncing some of his actions with the music was a brilliant move by whoever edits these videos ie: hitting the bellhousing with the hammer, using the ratchet on the bellhousing. You can bet that wasn't an accident.

  60. What a sweet ol' motor! That truck is a gem, too. Please don't paint it!!!! That patina is priceless.

  61. the same motor I had in my '53 3/4 ton chevy,,, it was the LAST YEAR of the 216 cu in. from that next year on it was just the 235, then the v-8's and then the 292? 262? until the 230-250

  62. a gasket set for a 235 should be mostly the same . The scuppers on the rod ends where to scoop up oil !

  63. Nice

  64. Rod journals always worn on these. Love there

  65. Love watching professionals at work! Awesome stuff guys.

  66. Looking forward to another great build….

  67. Was worried that after starting the old motor that was the last video we’ed see. So happy 😀

  68. I currently own a 51 Chevy style line deluxe with a 235 power glide and have rebuilt the engine so during the rebuilding process if there’s any questions let me know!

  69. Im still waiting on those Shizzle sticks shirts, Davin….

  70. 👍👍

  71. What engine degreaser were you using ? is it the best you have found ?

  72. Hey ! Where do you get your engine stand drip trays from??

  73. I doubt that thing even had a by-pass oil filter.
    Please let us know what gets lubed by the pump.
    6:02– Interesting chamber; lots of quench.

  74. What city is this shop located in?

    Congrats on almost 1 million!!

  75. Так приятно видеть как из старого двигателя превращается в новый молодцы все грамотно класс)

  76. I want to buy that carburetor.

  77. I wanna see a 305 or 351 cubic inch GMC V6 rebuild next super cool engines

  78. Awesome video !Always really enjoy your videos . I have been assembling a 1940 strait 8 Buick . It came to me partially disassembled . Sometimes that is a bad thing . I had the engine completely assembled and installed the bell housing . When I tried to install the flywheel it would not go in the bell housing any way I tried . So I began digging for information . I knew that you had to install the flywheel bolts into the crankshaft before you installed the rear main cap . ( The bolt goes through the back of the crankshaft then the flywheel with a lock nut on the flywheel side ) You also have to install the bell housing then the flywheel and the the bolts . After all of that you install the rear main cap . I had to back way up to fix my boo boo . I hate it when others tear an engine down !

  79. Paraffin Qauker state oil…
    Did it smell.?

  80. Another great video Hagerty, feels like I am right there. The Dipper Stovebolts motors were the same from the beginning until I think in 54 when Chevy finally produced a full pressure version. I am really enjoying this vid, thank you.

  81. The only way ))

  82. That old scoop system for oiling the rods didn't do so well in grain farm country of Eastern Washington where they drove a lot of steep hills. Rod bearings would go dry while going up or down steep hills. My dad's friend had a 1948 2 ton truck with the oil scoop 216. He updated to the more modern 1954 235 that operated on lube from the oil pump.

  83. Finally! Lol. I've been itching for an update!!!!!

  84. As Fin would say "best day at work ever"

  85. I hope y'all know about "targeting" the Pan. Two of the timing cover bolts are in the inside . Remove them after the pan is off.

  86. I am really excited about this project. My father had a '50 Chevy 3600 and I got pics to prove it:). Thanks for posting this update and happy holidays.

  87. Block,  head, water pump, oil pan, timing cover are gray. Tins and pulleys are black.

  88. Its amazing that after all these years and such, the inner workings of these engines still look the same.

  89. If memory serves me right I can remember old Chevs. having engines painted black here in Oz [ in the olden days]

  90. I had one in the 70's in a 62 panel truck. I think it was a 230 with an automatic 2 speed. That truck ran and ran for years without doing anything to it. Nice to see the guts of those work horses. Thanks for the video.

  91. Thank you for using an actual camera and not a cell phone like so many YouTubers use.

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