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Technical Chevy 235 question...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by banditomerc, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,140


    Did the earliest Chevy six 235 use the 216 valve cover bolt configuration?..or were 216 heads used on the new 235 engines???I have what I be I've to be a 235 , i bought from a old fellow who pulled it from his 1946 truck he purchased brand new...
  2. mopar362000
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 88


    look at side cover if it goes up past spark plugs it is a 216
  3. There is a non pressure 235 used in large trucks pre 54 (I think).

    Non-pressure ("spray-oiled") motors have a small, three bolt plate on the driver side of the engine block. This is the "oil-circulator" cover plate.
    From another thread on the H.A.M.B.

    @'Mo is the man for this question.
  4. Yes, the 216's and early 235 valve cover is held down by two studs, along with a tall side cover on early 235 truck.
    Check the casting number list ( far left side column) for your block application.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2017
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  5. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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  6. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,015

    from Idaho

    '41-'49 235 looks identical to a 216. The stamped code behind the dist. will tell you what it is.
  7. Vimtage Iron
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
    Posts: 515

    Vimtage Iron

    The 3 bolt plate on the side is also where the optional bolt on oil filter went
  8. inliner2318
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 292


    They look the same. Block is taller. Heads interchange. 10mm plugs in the head. Dipper motor. Same engine with more cubes. The oil regulator is specific to certain years.

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  9. Early 235 truck, such as the mentioned 1946, had tall side cover.

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