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235 engine id
#1371645 Sat Aug 01 2020 05:44 PM
Joined: Jul 2020
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New member to group. Need some engine id help. This 235 is in my 53 5 window that we recently purchased. Distribuator numes are-0592656F54X
Numbers on head are 3836848 and at the starting motor 001n D144. Thank you for your help!

Re: 235 engine id
aircommando462 #1371701 Sat Aug 01 2020 10:33 PM
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That is a '54 235, originally used in truck service (so will be a full pressure, solid lifter engine), manufactured in Flint, MI. Casting date decodes to April 14, 1954. The head is a bit later vintage. That '848 casting was used '56-'62, and is considered by some to be desirable, since it has the smallest combustion chamber size, good for about a half point of higher compression in stock form. There is a date code on the head, but the valve cover has to be off to see it - just a bit farther back from the casting number, on the driver's side (and under the valve cover).

Just so you know, the '54 blocks that were originally fitted with solid lifters don't have the oil gallery drilled to support hydraulic lifters. Solid lifters only at rebuild time, unless someone ambitious, with $$$$ and a good machine shop, modified. Unlikely, that.


Last edited by drdoug; Sat Aug 01 2020 10:39 PM.
Re: 235 engine id
drdoug #1371703 Sat Aug 01 2020 10:44 PM
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Thank for info. This clears up some question that i had.


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