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Looks like a 235...
#1095410 Sat Apr 04 2015 03:40 AM
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So after surfing here a little bit and seeing a few things to look for on my engine, it looks like I have a 235 and not a 216 in it. I started looking at the side plate and finally scraped off the serial number, HEA is the prefix. It looks like a 1950 motor, with a 1952 cab. Any other numbers on the frame anywhere so I can see what that may be? Is this still a splash oiled 235 or were 1950 235's pressure oiled? Still learning about these, so forgive me if it's been asked before.

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Re: Looks like a 235...
Sharp Charge #1095418 Sat Apr 04 2015 03:49 AM
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HEA is the preface for a big truck engine - 5000/6000 series.

That would be a low-pressure 235 engine (truck 235s were low-pressure through 1953).


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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
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- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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Sharp Charge #1095419 Sat Apr 04 2015 03:50 AM
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1953 was the first full pressure 235, and that was only in cars with Powerglide transmissions. Trucks started in 1954.


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Re: Looks like a 235...
Sharp Charge #1095428 Sat Apr 04 2015 04:28 AM
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Aaah, thanks guys. I wasn't positive when the transition was.

Re: Looks like a 235...
Pre '68 Dave #1095593 Sun Apr 05 2015 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Pre '68 Dave
1953 was the first full pressure 235, and that was only in cars with Powerglide transmissions. Trucks started in 1954.


I have had an old 6 lying about on our property for a while now that my dad picked up while doing his '53 car project. It has the older (216) style water pump port arrangement but is obviously not a splash oiler (no "Tenneco sign" shaped plate)and it had the 4 side screw valve cover. The casting numbers say it is an late '53- early '54 model engine. This engine has a manual transmission car bell housing attached- seemingly precluding the idea that it had a Powerglide. The question is... what did this come out of?

Re: Looks like a 235...
Sharp Charge #1095595 Sun Apr 05 2015 04:33 AM
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The older style water pump was used in 1954 in cars and trucks, and in 1955 first-series trucks.

Post the engine serial number (pressed into the block, to the rear of the distributor) and the year/model and car/truck can usually be distinguished.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]

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