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ENGINE SPECS

1953 Chevrolet 235 (115 hp) Inline 6 Engine Specs

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model Designation: Six Cylinder: One-FIfty 6,Two-Ten 6,Bel Air 6; all with Powerglide transmission

Wheel base: 115

Valve Location: In head

Bore and Stroke: 3-9/16 x 3-15/16

Piston displacement, Cubic Inches: 235.5

Compression ratio: with Powerglide: 7.5

Maximum Brake Horsepower: Powerglide Trans: 115 @ 3600 RPM

Maximum Torque Lbs.Ft. @ RPM: Powerglide Trans: 204 @ 2000

Normal Oil Pressure Pounds: Powerglide: 45

TUNE UP SPECIFICATIONS

Spark Plug Make: AC 44-5

Spark Plug Gap, Inch: .035

Firing Order: 153624

Ignition Timing: Timing mark: steel ball located on flywheel. Before engine No. LAA-283230 from Flint and LAQ-117209 from Tonawanda set timing 7/32 after the timing ball. Starting with these engines set the timing at ball.

Engine Idle Speed, RPM: Powerglide trans. 425

Cylinder Head Torque Lbs.Ft.: 90-95

Compression Pressure & Cranking Speed: 130 Min.

PISTON AND RING SPECIFICATIONS

Fitting Pistons with Scale: Removed from Above
Shim thickness to use:
Powerglide: Shim thickness to use: .0015; Pounds pull on scale: 7 to 18

Rings: (for tapered bores for minimum clearance fit rings in tightest portion of ring travel)
Ring Gap, Minimum: Compression: standard trans.: .007, .005 for second ring
Ring Gap, Minimum: Oil: .005
Clearance in Groove: Compression: standard trans.:.0015-.003
Clearance in Groove: Oil: standard trans.: .002-.0035

Wristpin Diameter, Inch: Powerglide trans.: .8660-.8665

VALVE SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Clearance: Powerglide:
Intake: 0
Exhaust: 0

Clearance for Timing Intake: 0

Valve Seat Angle, degrees: Intake 31; exhaust 46

Valve Timing: (BTDC = before top dead center; ATDC = after top dead center)
Powerglide:
Intake opens: 16 degrees ATDC
Exhaust Closes: 17-1/2 degrees ATDC

Valve Spring Pressure Pounds at Inches Length: Spring: 160 @ 1-1/2 (only one spring used)

Valve Stem Clearance: Intake: .001-003
Exhaust: .002-.004

ENGINE BEARING SPECIFICATIONS

Connecting Rod Bearings: Journal Diameter, Inches: 2.311-2.312
Bearing Clearance, Inch: Powerglide trans.: .0007-.0028
Rod End Play, Inch: Powerglide trans.: .005-.012
Rod Bolt Tension, Lbs.Ft.: 35-45

Main Bearings: Journal Diameter, Inches: Front: 2.6835 - 2,6845; No. 2: 2.7145-2.7155; No. 3: 2.7455-2.7465; No. 4: 2.7765-2.7775
Bearing Clearance, Inch: Powerglide trans.: .0002-.0028
Crankshaft End Play, Inch (taken on No. 3 bearing): Powerglide trans.: .0035 - .0095
Main Bolt Tension, Lbs.Ft.: 100-110

CAPACITY DATA

Cooling System: Without heater: 15 quarts
With heater: 16 quarts

Fuel Tank: 16 gallons

Engine Oil: 5 quarts

Powerglide Transmission: Capacity of entire Powerglide transmission is 11 qts. Every 25,000 miles change transmission oil and add 5 qts

Rear Axle: 3-1/2 pints

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