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235 to powerglide...easy match????

Hi Folks,
I have a Chevy 235 cu in and by the coding on the engine shows its from the years 58-62.My question is does or will a Powerglide from a 65 Chevy bolt up without any adapters? Any help would be greatly appreciated as i'm fairly new to this.
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Hi Folks,
I have a Chevy 235 cu in and by the coding on the engine shows its from the years 58-62.My question is does or will a Powerglide from a 65 Chevy bolt up without any adapters? Any help would be greatly appreciated as i'm fairly new to this.
Thanks Much
The glide came behind some 6-cylinder cars in the 60's, I don't think you will have any problems.
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Chevy changed the design of their 6s in 62, I believe....................You need to find a pre 62 Powerglide.
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up until '62 Chevy built the 235, from my understanding a 350 will bolt to the original cast glides' with an adaptor plate as the bolt pattern is diffrent, my guess is that you would need an adaptor plate for the '65 glide. '65 glide would have common '55- current SBC bolt pattern for the bell housing. a '50-'62 PG would bolt up directly
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Hi Folks,
I have a Chevy 235 cu in and by the coding on the engine shows its from the years 58-62.My question is does or will a Powerglide from a 65 Chevy bolt up without any adapters? Any help would be greatly appreciated as i'm fairly new to this.
Thanks Much
The aluminum glide was introduced in 1962, anything before that was a cast iron glide (240 lbs). Now as far as the bolt patterns being different on the 6 cyl and the V-8 , I am not sure, but, the old 55 chevy v-8 block came with the cast iron glide and an aluminum glide will bolt to said block with no adapters, as far as I know no chevy motor needs an adapter in the earlier years.
I took a 235 6 cylinder w/al glide out of a 64 II wagon and used the glide on a 350 V-8 after updating the guts to V-8 status.
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The aluminum glide was introduced in 1962, anything before that was a cast iron glide (240 lbs). Now as far as the bolt patterns being different on the 6 cyl and the V-8 , I am not sure, but, the old 55 chevy v-8 block came with the cast iron glide and an aluminum glide will bolt to said block with no adapters, as far as I know no chevy motor needs an adapter in the earlier years.
I took a 235 6 cylinder w/al glide out of a 64 II wagon and used the glide on a 350 V-8 after updating the guts to V-8 status.

the 235 chevy 6 was not used in the chevy II automobile. That would have been a 194 or a 230 cid 6 cyl engine with the common chevy bell housing pattern on it. The Iron Duke 4 banger was offered in these cars too.

the cast iron glide used adapter plates to mate it to a v-8 or the 235 chevy 6 enignes.

To mate a later auto tranny to the 235 chevy 6 you will need an adapter setup. Stovebolt.com would have some more information on this.
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I just got rid of a 59 chev 6/powerglide
I distinctly remember an adaptor between the engine and the transmission.
Boy--what a heavy sucker

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Remember that early glides had the starter bolting to the bellhousing. I think it was '62 or '63 they changed. Also early 'glides were coarse spline, 66(?) up were fine (t350) spline.
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Thanks for everyones help with this question.I think i'll have to go with an adapter from Buffalo ind in Washington state.
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