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48 Chev - motor replacement???
48 Chevy car 4dr. Has 56 235 6cyl. Would like to replace with newer motor without having to change to much. What yr & size do you recommend? Motor only part not orginial parts.
posted: February 12, 2008
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I would go with a 350 small block chevy. I think the steering column may need adjusted but a lot of chevy parts will work and bolt up. motor mounts will be different but that is no prob. Parts and performance parts are readily available for a 350.
posted:  February 12, 2008
Thanks Miike, but I was trying to stay in the 6cyl range that would bolt up to 48 transmission. If do 350, wouldn't I have to replace trans?
posted:  February 13, 2008
I am pretty sure that a 350 small block will bolt up to the transmission. You said you had a 235 in it. The 235, I think was introduced in 1954 or 55. The small block has the same bell housing bolt pattern as the 235. I do know that the mounts are a little different but that is easily remedied. The 48 chev pickups had a little problem with the steering column, because the V8 was a little wider engine and exhaust manifolds wouldn't clear. Back in the day they used corvair steering in 46 to 52 pickups to help the situation.
posted:  February 13, 2008
Miike45, that is great news about the 350 bolt pattern. I rather have the v8 anyway. Thanks again.
posted:  February 13, 2008
The 235 is a great motor also the 250 every thing should bolt right up iv got a 1948 GMC Truck i pulled the 216 motor out & replaced it with a 235 motor. i think a 292 6 cyl. is a chevy eng. ??
posted:  March 19, 2008

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