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Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
#1410540 Wed May 19 2021 11:28 PM
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194CID = 3.179 (3.2 L)
181CID = 2.966 (3.0 L)
207CID = 3.392 (3.4 L)
216CID = 3.540 (3.5 L)235CID =3.851 L
250CID =4.1 L
265CID =4.343 L
283CID =4.64 L
292CID =4.785 L
305CID =5.0 L
307CID =5.031 L
327CID =5.3585 L
350CID =5.735 L
(383 CID) = 6.276 L
396CID =6.489 L
400CID =6.5548 L
402CID =6.5876 L
427CID =7.0 L
454CID =7.44 L

Last edited by idaho39; Fri May 21 2021 11:53 PM.



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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410570 Thu May 20 2021 03:51 AM
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Add a column for CCs and this is the best post ever.

Isn’t there a biblical volume measurement called “ephah” or something like that? Anyone ever tried to convert their engine into that?

Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410572 Thu May 20 2021 04:00 AM
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For CC's just multiply by 1000.
Eg, 235CID =3.851 L = 3851cc


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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410575 Thu May 20 2021 04:13 AM
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1 liter = 61 cubic inches
1 cubic inch = 16.4 CC's.
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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
JW51 #1410606 Thu May 20 2021 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by JW51
Add a column for CCs and this is the best post ever.

Isn’t there a biblical volume measurement called “ephah” or something like that? Anyone ever tried to convert their engine into that?

Yes, I believe so, but like many biblical units of measure I only sort of understand it. Cubits is another one. I think my 235 equals 1352 cubits. Ah wait, I say wait just a doggone minute here. That was the number of guitar pickers in Nashville in 1967. And I know that because it is clearly explained right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WP8eNbTFtw


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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410609 Thu May 20 2021 01:44 PM
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You are correct sir, Jon. In 1968 however there were 1351 guitar pickers, Dad made me come home. But really all the parts clerks here in Kissimmee will only look up 3.8 liters. Only two guys at NAPA know what 235 means but, they are real parts people. Doc.


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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410611 Thu May 20 2021 02:05 PM
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I guess that I am a grumpy old man this morning wink

I have been a proponent of the metric system my entire adult life, but, while I understand the work that went into this post, I do not understand the need.

I have yet to see a factory Chevrolet parts book that listed a 3.851 litre engine. And while I will confess to stopping at 1974, not a single one of the literally thousands of original and aftermarket references in my library refer to a Chevrolet 3.851 litre engine.

Two observances:

(1) You can pretty well guess the origin of any current parts for a 3.851 litre engine, and it is not "Made in U.S.A.".
(2) If one calls The Carburetor Shop asking for a carburetor or a carburetor rebuilding kit for a Chevrolet 3.851 litre engine, I will guarantee we don't have any; although we have dozens of carburetors for a Chevrolet 235, and manufacture kits (in the USA) for every original Chevrolet 235 carburetor.

I get enough "revisionist history" from the politicians; I do not need it in my business.

Like I said, maybe a little grumpy this morning.

EDIT: and in a different lifetime (a skosh over 50 years ago, I lived in Japan, and actually thought metric), and still am able to do a mathematical conversion, if one were necessary!

Jon.


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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
Doc.Hall #1410614 Thu May 20 2021 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Doc.Hall
You are correct sir, Jon. In 1968 however there were 1351 guitar pickers, Dad made me come home. But really all the parts clerks here in Kissimmee will only look up 3.8 liters. Only two guys at NAPA know what 235 means but, they are real parts people. Doc.

Our local Napa store has been in business (not necessarily as Napa) since 1909. They go out of their way to staff the counter with real parts guys that know their stuff. They even seem to be developing younger parts guys to take the torch from the old guys. Cool place, and I do my business there whenever possible.

However, they keep much shorter hours than the O’Reilly’s or Autozone and sometimes I have to go one of those places instead. Before I do, I do the 45 seconds of research it takes to have my part number ready before I walk in the door. They still ask me what vehicle and year I’m working on (which is largely irrelevant) but part numbers make for a much less frustrating trip.

Anyway, that really had nothing at all to do with this thread. Back to conversion rates.....

I didn’t realize until recently that some Buick engines were named for their torque number rather than displacement. A 310 wildcat is 300 cid but 310 lb/ft of torque!

Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410618 Thu May 20 2021 02:42 PM
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JW - a Pontiac 350 engine is actually 354 CID. I have one in my GTO. A lot of American engines are listed as a number close, but not exact (or rounded) to their actual displacement.

Jon.


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The most expensive carburetor is the wrong one you attempt to modify
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Re: Cubic Inches Displacement Coverted to Liters
idaho39 #1410619 Thu May 20 2021 02:53 PM
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On the topic of conversion, I have a free and simple to use conversion program on my computers. It makes math for old people like me really simple (read that as not necessary). grin https://joshmadison.com/convert-for-windows/


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