Ring in the new with some quality time with your old truck! A great time to tackle a winter project. If you do not have access to your truck, start your parts list for spring!
The days are officially getting longer now, you know!
Do all 235 small side covers have that bump for that oil line,I have a 60 block and looks like I do not need one and going to be putting a 216 side cover over top and not wanting to dent the 216 side cover to do it. If they all have that bump I was thinking on cutting it off and putting a plate over the hole I cut but if the 50 to 54s do not then I will try to find one,I had to dent this cover and trying to not do it on the new engine.
This is a photo of the latest production 235 I have, it is a 62 and the side cover has the bump. Of course it could have been changed at some point. I also looked at my pile of side covers and they all have the bump so it seems that all have the bump, at least 55-62.
Only the experts will know it has 12 volts and there is a alternator on the other side.
Just messing with you, Jeff. I have a '53 235 with Powerglide in my very stock looking '50 and a snot-nosed kid of about 17 years old walked up to my truck, took one look at the engine and asked, "That's a 235 isn't it?" Burst my bubble. That episode did give me hope for the current new generation though. Carl
Before I put the 216 side cover on the present 235 I over heard a couple old guys trying to figure out what it was,I did have the 216 valve cover and road draft tube on it and its painted orange. The new 235 is gray and should look older.