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#1410888 Sat May 22 2021 12:28 PM
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Leo Offline OP
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Anybody ever had one of these in their vehicles? Inline 4, base engine for the smaller 60s cars as well as the 1964 Chevy van.

Leo #1410902 Sat May 22 2021 02:16 PM
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I will have to research that one. I seem to remember one or two here in Kissimmee. Was it made by Opel by any chance? Doc.


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Leo #1410903 Sat May 22 2021 02:32 PM
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I believe Coilover has one in an early Chevy truck- - - -like late 1920's or early 30's vintage. After Chevy quit putting them in cars, Mercruiser built untold thousands of inboard/outboard stern drives on that platform. I've got plans for a doodlebug tractor based on one of several Mercruiser engines I have. They were also used in the right hand drive post office Jeeps a long time ago. It's got the same bellhousing bolt pattern as a small block V8 which makes adapting to lots of transmissions easy.
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Leo #1410907 Sat May 22 2021 03:01 PM
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Not sure if it was built by Opel. Thought it was a Chevy.engine because of so many interchange possibilities. It had the same bore and stroke as the 230 and 307. Seems a bit puny to power a half ton van, maybe that's why they dropped it after only one year.

Leo #1410914 Sat May 22 2021 03:51 PM
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Most of those Chevy vans, especially the ones decorated with "flower power" symbols, spent more time parked than they did on the road, so engine size wasn't much of an issue. The springs and shocks wore out pretty quickly, though!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBNRfZlGatw

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Leo #1410916 Sat May 22 2021 03:59 PM
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The 153 engine was used in the first version of the Chevy II in the early 1960's.

Leo #1410927 Sat May 22 2021 04:59 PM
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I lived that song many many times in the 70's!!
That 65 Chevy van came with a 230 six.

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Leo #1410932 Sat May 22 2021 05:52 PM
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The engine Opel was running at that time was an oddball 1.9 Liter 4 cylinder overhead valve with the camshaft located near the top of the engine block, just under the cylinder head. The pushrods were only about 3" long. The Chevy 4 cylinder engine was basically a 230 with a couple of cylinders lopped off. That's sort of like some of the Chevy V6's that were more of less shortened V8's.
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