Rusty to running: Chevy Stovebolt 6 engine rebuild time lapse | Redline Rebuild S3E5



It’s time for another Redline Rebuild time-lapse video! You saw us pull our 1950 Chevrolet 3600 truck from the woods earlier this summer. And you watched as we attempted (successfully!) to get the rusty, grimy inline-6 engine running before we dismantled it. After a few small issues with a cracked head and an oversized piston, our little Chevy 216 Stovebolt engine is finally back together with a fresh coat of paint and ready to be fired up (for real) for the first time in decades. Watch the entire process unfold in our unique Redline Rebuild style.

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50 Comments

  1. As impressive as all this is, I can’t wait until combination engines are a thing of the past. Electric cars don’t need all this useless machinery and are so much more efficient. The future is a bright one!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️

  2. What a great job you did to restore that engine to better than new. I am going to start a 1940 rebuild here this year and this will provide a fantastic reference.

  3. I just got a 1951 3100 I need to discern what engine I have in it. It is an inline six but not a 216 because there are no studs coming through the valve cover. Where can I find the casting numbers on the block?

  4. As my friend and I found out in 1968, the trick with a 1953 Stovebolt 6 is knowing how to line up the crankshaft timing mark and the camshaft timing mark. We put the marks together which seemed obvious but turned out to be incorrect. The engine was exhausting through the carb. Live and learn.

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