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maggil
    
How do I determine if the engine is the original in a 1955 Chevy 210 two door post car?
 
posted: July 23, 2013
 
    
 
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gemnewt
    
Hi
Well that would depend on what engine you have, is it a 235 6 cylinder or the 265 V8?
posted:  July 24, 2013
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maggil
    
The motor is the 6 cyl.
posted:  July 24, 2013
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maggil
    
I know that the 235 is the size of the original motor, but believe the engine currently in the car may be a replacement engine that my father put in. However, I've been told that he kept the original motor and was intending to rebuild it and put it back into the car. Dad passed away several years ago, and I'm trying to find that motor amongst all the old motors which are setting around his shop. Being female, I don't know all there is to know about how to identify the motors! Therefore, I need help!
Thanks...
posted:  July 24, 2013
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jusfxit36
    
There are hundreds of online sites that have engine identification or casting number decoding information.
Just google something like "chevy 6 cylinder identification"
At least you can find a number that was used in 55 Chevys and
you can verify an engine manufactured prior to the car manufacturing date.
Also look up "verify numbers matching" for reference material.
posted:  July 31, 2013
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ynotrox
    
There is a set of numbers stamped on the frame and a set of exaxt numbers on the engine. If they match, then, the engine is original.
sources: Former GM assembler
posted:  August 3, 2013
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