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Chevrolet 235 Inline 6 Cylinder Engine

The Chevy 235 inline 6 cylinder engine was first introduced in 1941 and was mainly used in large trucks. In 1950, GM decided to use the 235 in several of its automobiles that were going to have the new Powerglide automatic transmission. In 1953, all Chevy 235 engines that were used with Powerglide transmissions were upgraded with a fully pressurized lubrication system as well as hydraulic lifters. If a car buyer chose a manual transmission then they received the older 235 engine design with solid lifters.

One interesting fact about the 235 inline 6 is that it was the engine that was used in the first Corvettes that were produced in 1953 and ran up through 1955. This same engine was also used in GM trucks from 1954 to 1962. In 1963 this long lived engine was officially dropped from the GM production line and replaced by the all new Chevy 230 I6.

 

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Engine Specifications

1950 - 1952 with 1 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 105 @ 3600 rpm
Max Torque - 193 @ 2000 rpm
Stroke - 3.94
Bore - 3.5625
Compression - 6.7
Firing Order - 153624

1953 with 1 Barrel Carb
(Manual Transmission)

Max Brake Horsepower - 108 @ 3600 rpm
Max Torque - 200 @ 2000 rpm
Stroke - 3.94
Bore - 3.5625
Compression - 7.1
Firing Order - 153624

1953 - 1954 with 1 Barrel Carb
(Automatic Transmission)

Max Brake Horsepower - 115 @ 3600 rpm
Max Torque - 204 @ 2000 rpm
Stroke - 3.94
Bore - 3.5625
Compression - 7.5
Firing Order - 153624

1953 - 1955 with 3 X 1 Barrel Carbs
(Corvette Model)

Max Brake Horsepower - 150 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque - 223 @ 2000 rpm
Stroke - 3.94
Bore - 3.5625
Compression - 8.0
Firing Order - 153624

1954 - 1955 with 1 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 125 @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque - 204 @ 2000 rpm
Stroke - 3.94
Bore - 3.5625
Compression - 7.5
Firing Order - 153624

1955 with 1 Barrel Carb
Manual Transmission

Max Brake Horsepower - 123 @ 3800 rpm
Max Torque - 207 @ 2000 rpm
Stroke - 3.94
Bore - 3.5625
Compression - 7.5
Firing Order - 153624

1955 with 1 Barrel Carb
Automatic Transmission

Max Brake Horsepower - 136 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque - 209 @ 2000 rpm
Stroke - 3.94
Bore - 3.5625
Compression - 7.5
Firing Order - 153624

1956 - 1957 with 1 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 140 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque - 210 @ 2400 rpm
Stroke - 3.94
Bore - 3.5625
Compression - 8.0
Firing Order - 153624

1958 with 1 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 145 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque - 215 @ 2400 rpm
Stroke - 3.94
Bore - 3.5625
Compression - 8.25
Firing Order - 153624

1959 - 1962 with 1 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 135 @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque - 217 @ 2000 rpm
Stroke - 3.94
Bore - 3.5625
Compression - 8.25
Firing Order - 153624