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Old 05-24-2008, 07:21 PM
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Can someone tell what is Inline 6 casting numbers is..

I have found a inline 6 motor. This is the number on the head #3835913 and date number K 18 3. This is the number on the back of the bell housing #3835201. Here is the number beside the oil stick 0022633t54y whatever it means..

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Can someone help. I have looked on all the websites I can finded.
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6 cyl engine

Can you post a pic? Is the side cover(s) one or two pieces? Front or rear sump? Distributor "centerered" on engine or more to the front? How many bolts holding down valve cover?
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The side piece is one cover.. Yes the Distributor is centerered. Sump I believe its rear not for. Valve cover got to go count it. I know that 8 bolts on one side 7 on the other and 3 in the middle holds the head on..
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6 cyl i.d.

So, I'm guessing this is a Chevrolet "Stovebolt" 6. 216, 235, or 261 style. The G.M.C. 6's were similar, but had their CID casted on the block. In my 59' edition MOTORS MANUAL the head bolt pattern and number you describe correlates to 53-59 (and through to 62 also) 235 cid, But, if it came from a truck it could be a 261. Have you looked on the Inliners International site or on Stovebolt.com? Can you get the number off a spark plug, and back reference that number with an auto parts store? Maybe you could also pull the filter cannister and check that number also. What style clutch bolted to it? That may help some diaphram vs 3 finger.

O.K., on the Inliners International site I found your # 3835913 head correlates to 54-55 truck 235 engine! So, it probably had solid lifters I'm guessing. I suppose the head # could also be used in passenger cars also. But, it's a 235!!!

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The valve cover 4 bolts. I just pull the head off and the oil pan off. I believe its a 1953 because off the date. I believe its a 235 becuase of the Rod size. I'm going to pull the crank tomorrow. If you can send me a E-mail to SpeedCrazy0407@aol.com. I can send you some pictures tomorrow to show you.. Thanks all for your help..
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Speed Crazy, see the EDIT on my last response. 56 sedandelivery.
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Thanks alot.
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Have a question for you.. Have you ever fixed one up.. I have a 1983 inline 6 250 cid in my gmc truck short bed with the exhaust made to the head. The truck only has 31000 miles on it. I would like to made a little hotrod out of it.
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If you want to build the late style 250 in your 83 truck, start by ditching the integral intake/exhaust head. Then, use a # 3864883 194 cid engine head milled .060 (10:1 compression on a stock piston 250). That way you can use Clifford/Offenhauser parts to really wake up the 250; nothing can really be done with the head that's on it now. ALL kinds of performance parts for these engines, but, it will cost more to build one than say a 350 V-8.
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I really don't no much about the inline 6. I have a chevrolet 1972 small block 400 that is all most ready to go. I just like the inline 6 engine. People always put small blocks or big blocks in this these trucks. I just wanted something different.. Thanks for all your help. I'm going to start looking..
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Inline 6's are an overlooked engine, that everyone looks at when you have 1. I have a 235 in my old '51 Chevy, factory engine that came with Powerglide cars only '50-'52. a 235 would look neat in your truck but it would also be approx 2 steps back from a modern Inline 6, you can build a 235 to approx 200 HP if you get everything right, a little more if you get 1 of the 4/71 blower manifolds but all this costs a lot more to build than a 250/292 engine.. I say don't bother with a 250 and get a 292 and build that up, keep your compression around 8.5:1 and run a turbocharger @ 8 PSI boost.. I put just about $6k in a Ford 200 I6, turbocharging and all kinds of hard to get performance parts ( Imported from Australlia ) for that engine. not finished yet, dyno software says I'll have somewhere around 320 HP but being dyno software, probably around 280 HP
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