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#1449338 Mon Apr 25 2022 04:00 PM
Joined: May 2019
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Gary P. Offline OP
My 1953 235 6 cylinder has a head that has two different mounting options for the valve cover. I have attached a photo. I'm curious about tapped holes in the head to screw the valve cover on and it also has two posts for the current valve cover.
I guess my question is did they use two or has this been modified?


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1946 1/2 ton Chevy Pickup
1953 235 cu in
3 speed on the floor
Gary P. #1449349 Mon Apr 25 2022 04:55 PM
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Someone put the bolts to hold a older cover on it maybe to make it look like a 216.

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Gary P. #1449362 Mon Apr 25 2022 05:46 PM
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You have a later motor, '53 was last year for the two studs on the valve cover. Be interesting to check the numbers and see what year the motor actually is. I've ran the two stud cover on several 235s up to 1962.

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Gary P. #1449396 Mon Apr 25 2022 10:17 PM
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Find and post the following codes found on the head and on the block: []

1. Engine Serial Number
2. Head Casting Code
3. Head Date Casting code
4. Block Casting Code
5. Block Date Casting code

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- 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. []
Gary P. #1449425 Tue Apr 26 2022 12:57 AM
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I thought about doing that on the 235 I have in the ‘46 just for the aforementioned reason, but I just didn’t get around to it.

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