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I dont know what strait 6 I have -Help!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MarkKoch, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. MarkKoch
    Joined: Jan 16, 2010
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    Ok heres what info I got,Center distributer.Head casting number is 3836848. Gm 28. On passenger side above starter is LAA37I649 and to the left of that 00N1 C183 I have looked through all the casting nymbers for the Gm stove bolts and no matches.The car is a 1948 chevrolet stylemaster.Rochester carb 7003582c Any info will be greatly appriciated tahnks
     
  2. FatDaddy53
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    sounds like a gmc or a chevy truck block..... most likely 235 .... check with the stovebolt forum or the inliners international
    website
     
  3. HEATHEN
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    "C 18 3" sounds like the casting date for the block--March 18, 1953 (since, by 1963, Chevy had discontinued the early six in favor of the 230), and an "848" head came on 1956-62 235s, so it apparently got a later head at some point. Being a '53 block, it can be either a babbit pounder or an insert engine depending on whether it came out of a stick or PG equipped car.
     
  4. Snarl
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    LAA would be a 1953 Passenger car with 3 speed, which should be a babbit pounder. You can tell by looking at the drivers side of the block. There should be a small 3 bolt plate called an oil distribution cover. If you see that, you know you have a babbit pounder.
     

  5. MarkKoch
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    I did and no numbers matching
     
  6. MarkKoch
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    Man,thanks for the info.Im taking notes lol
     
  7. MarkKoch
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    Thanks for the info!
     
  8. MarkKoch
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    Thanks im going to look for the plate your describing tomarrow
     
  9. MarkKoch
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    Yes sir its a babbit pounder,thanks so much for the info
     
  10. medicinal_marinara
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    Something doesn't add up here... I thought the 848 head didn't fit on a babbit pounder block. Can you post a picture of the engine?
     
  11. HEATHEN
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    It won't bolt to a 216, but it will bolt to a '53 235 of either style.
     
  12. waldo53
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    Yep. Chev went to the 18-bolt head with the '53 235's.
     
  13. Curt B
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    Does anybody know if a 18 bolt head will mount on a 15 bolt block or vice versa? I know one hole is a no go but was wondering if the other 14 bolt positions are the same.
     
  14. Rum Runner
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    could be a 235 from a pg car that was put in, correct? thus making it a full psi engine?
     
  15. HEATHEN
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    The next time I'm in my garage, I'll lay a 216 head gasket over a 235 head gasket and see. In any event, you'd have to fab up a special side cover, as the 216 cover extends up to cover the side of the cylinder head, whereas the 235 cover does not.
     
  16. Snarl
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    Read my earlier post again...
     
  17. post some pic's of your project.
     
  18. Curt B
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    I ask this to determine if only one additional hole is required in my torque plate for boring/honing older blocks I will add it but if the differences are substantial well then I won’t have time for that. I have one more to make soon and wouldn’t mind seeing it turn into a batch.
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    I was going to buy gaskets but now I’ll wait for a bit of feedback. Thanks<O:p.
     

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  19. Rum Runner
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  20. MarkKoch
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    I did there in my photo albums,We got snow here(Md) a lot so any more pics are gonna be a while
     
  21. HEATHEN
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    Hey, I just laid a 216 head gasket on a '58 235 head, and all of the bolt holes down either side line up. It's the center bolt holes that screw it up.
     

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