ENGINE NOISE

  • Tiny
  • Ftacadena
  • 1961 CHEVROLET TRUCK

I have a 1954 Chevy truck. It has a 6 cyl.250 engine. It also has an automatic transmission. Whenever I take off and give a good amount of gas there is a loud screeching sound and not a lot of power. Once it gets going it goes away. Few mechanics can't figure out what it is. It's not a belt issue, already ruled that out.1 mechanic said it sound like a metal scraping sound. Any ideas?

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 AT 2:53 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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If the engine is roaring while the vehicle is not accelerating as fast as expected, that could mean a problem with the transmission, especially the torque converter.

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 AT 3:08 PM
  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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250? 235 was original or it could be the 218 which had no oil pump.

Could you confirm please?

Roy

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 AT 3:08 PM
  • Tiny
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It doesn't have the original 235 in it. It got changed to a 250.

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 AT 3:15 PM

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