Engine Identification

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  1. geoffrey562

    geoffrey562 Member

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    How can I tell if the engine is a 216 or a 235 from looking at the engine only?
     
  2. blackbeard

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    Four bolts hold the rocker box cover on for a 235, two located on each side. Two bolts hold the rocker box cover on for a 216 located on the top.
     
  3. vwnate1

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    Post up some pictures , we'll know and we like looking anyways..... :rolleyes:

    It needn't be clean and shiny , this is a TRUCK FORUM , not Foo-Foo sissy Corvettes that only get washed and waxed ,never really used :D
     
  4. gary1of2

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    a 1953 power glide 235 has two bolt rocker cover. check the lifter cover most 216 cover goes around the spark plugs
     
  5. ol' chebby

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    216 side cover goes all the way around spark plugs, has 2 bolt valve cover and high mount wter pump.
    235 side cover stops before spark plugs, has 4 bolt rocker cover, and after 54-55 has a lower water pump.

    Check the serial # in front of dist. against #s on Patrick's site.
     
  6. tclederman

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    All years (37-53): 216 side cover goes all the way around spark plugs, has 2 bolt valve cover and high mount water pump.

    1941-1953: 235 side cover goes all the way around spark plugs, has 2 bolt valve cover and high mount water pump.

    1950-1962: 235 side cover stops before spark plugs

    1954-1962/1963: 235/261 has 4 bolt valve/ cover, and after 55-1st series has a lower water pump.

    There were different styles of 4-bolt valve covers between 45-63.

    The easiest way to tell if you have a low-pressure 216/235 (1953 and earlier) is to look for the small triangular-like cover on the lower-middle of the block on the manifold side (this oil distributor is only used on the low-pressure engines).

    The only easy way you can tell a pre-53 216 from a pre-53 235 is via casting codes and engine serial numbers.
     
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  7. Blueflame236

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    Color identification Blue panel truck

    TCLederman

    Sir

    Are you the owner of the blue panel truck (attach picture) ?
    Is it posseble that you could tell me what paint product name, color name and code it is? I really love that color.

    thanks Martinius Berg
     

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