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Chevy 235? : What engine do I have?
#1356488 Tue Apr 21 2020 10:14 PM
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I was told my engine is a 1955 Chevy 235 in line 6.

This is the number on the block is 3836288 and below that is GM 11.

Can anyone verify the engine I have.

Thanks.

Re: What engine do I have.
buckaroo01 #1356496 Tue Apr 21 2020 11:23 PM
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3836233 is a '55 block .

Re: What engine do I have.
buckaroo01 #1356531 Wed Apr 22 2020 02:26 AM
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Whats the number stamped on the machined surface next to the distributor?

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Re: What engine do I have.
buckaroo01 #1356740 Thu Apr 23 2020 02:22 PM
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Dusty nailed it. Be sure to keep your distributor, the 1955, 235 is a newer type than all previous types. I ordered a 235 OEM several years ago and it will not fit 54 back. Doc.


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Re: What engine do I have.
buckaroo01 #1356756 Thu Apr 23 2020 04:11 PM
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That actually depends. It is true that the pre 55 distributors are different then the post 55 2403 distributors. The differences are in the lobes, points, rotor and cap. But my decades old delco remy books all provide the later 2403 distributor as a service replacement for the earlier distributors. If I can get a shot of the page I will post it.


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Re: What engine do I have.
buckaroo01 #1356830 Fri Apr 24 2020 12:30 AM
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I think the early and later distributors differ in the material of the gear -- cast iron vs. steel -- due to the change in the camshaft material. But I didn't find any reference... Anybody know what I'm referring to.
This may not be exactly relevant to this discussion.

Last edited by Frank50; Fri Apr 24 2020 12:31 AM.

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