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Re: Another Block Code
50wudy #1373054 Wed Aug 12 2020 02:24 AM
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On Ebay right now, something has a 235 from a Corvette and they are asking almost $25K. Definitely not an engine that I'd put in a truck.


1951 Chevrolet 3100
Re: Another Block Code
50wudy #1373087 Wed Aug 12 2020 01:51 PM
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New Guy
Grateful for all the info regarding engine. Engine is in a 50 tin woody that I have restored. Had to replace the head because it was cracked, but crank, cam remains stock. How I have something to add to my conversations regarding the wagon!!

Re: Another Block Code
50wudy #1373091 Wed Aug 12 2020 02:21 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,448
ace skiver
50wudy,

What is a tin woody (wagon?)?

Year, make, model?

Is it on a truck chassis or on a car chassis?


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
- 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 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Another Block Code
52Carl #1373094 Wed Aug 12 2020 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 52Carl
There were only 300 '53 Corvettes made. You have an engine from one of those!
I would not install that in a truck.
There are only 225 '53 Corvettes known to survive. I bet one of those guys would pay a pretty penny for a correct '53 Corvette engine.

Carl you may be right, they made the last 1953 Corvette Christmas eve of 1953, number 300, however the stamping looks different for the alpha numbers versus the numerics. It is not unheard of people re-stamping blocks to increase the value of their otherwise very limited production vehicles. To me this looks like a re-stamp though.

Look at this 1953 of my Chevy 3100, see how the numbers and letters are similar?

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1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: Another Block Code
50wudy #1373103 Wed Aug 12 2020 03:29 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,012
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Tim, my guess is he’s working on a Station Wagon and being sneaky about it since it’s not a truck.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Another Block Code
50wudy #1373105 Wed Aug 12 2020 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by tclederman
50wudy,

What is a tin woody (wagon?)?

Year, make, model?

Is it on a truck chassis or on a car chassis?

Tim, a "tin woody" is a passenger car station wagon with imitation wood sides. They started with real wood in early 1949 then switched to all steel making them thru 1953.

Mike B smile

Re: Another Block Code
50wudy #1373123 Wed Aug 12 2020 06:01 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,448
ace skiver
Wrong forum, I guess?


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
- 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 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Another Block Code
50wudy #1373126 Wed Aug 12 2020 06:48 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 17
5
50wudy Offline OP
New Guy
Sorry guys...I thought the forum was for any and all Stovebolt engines and that it was OK to ask questions regarding those engines. Did not realize it was "exclusive" for stovebolt trucks. I won't post in the future. I appreciate those that did respond to my questions, though. Thanks, again.

Re: Another Block Code
50wudy #1373132 Wed Aug 12 2020 07:29 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,012
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
You can ask any engine related question you have concerning your “Stovebolt” engine. The problem arose when you mentioned “Woody” and we all knew immediately you were working on a car. The site in general is for Chevy/GMC Trucks. Go ahead and hang around you might be able to share some much needed engine info in the future.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Another Block Code
Justhorsenround #1373165 Thu Aug 13 2020 02:12 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,443
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Master Gabster
Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
Tim, my guess is he’s working on a Station Wagon and being sneaky about it since it’s not a truck.
Point taken about re-stamping numbers, but in order to do that, one would need to machine the block to pull that off. The flat section where this stamp goes extends to beyond the distributor. If you look at Woody's pic, you can see that the Octane Selector indicator line is still there on the block.
Unless the block is a regular run of the mill replacement block which arrived without a stamp to begin with, then one could stamp it with whatever number of their choice.
As far as the type of stamp used on the Corvette, one would need to see a verified Corvette block for comparison.

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