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ENGINE SPECS

1952 Chevrolet 235 (105 hp) Inline 6 Engine Specs

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model Designation: Six Cylinder; De Luxe 6, KK 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: 6.70

Maximum Brake Horsepower: 105 @ 3600 RPM

Maximum Torque Lbs.Ft. @ RPM: 193 @ 2000

Normal Oil Pressure Pounds: 14

TUNE UP SPECIFICATIONS

Spark Plug Make: AC 46-5

Spark Plug Gap, Inch: .035

Firing Order: 153624

Ignition Timing: Timing mark: steel ball located on flywheel

Engine Idle Speed, RPM: Manual shift trans. 475; automatic trans. 425

Cylinder Head Torque Lbs.Ft.: 75-80

Compression Pressure & Cranking Speed: 110

PISTON AND RING SPECIFICATIONS

Fitting Pistons with Scale: Removed from Above
Shim thickness to use:
Pistons should pass on a .002 feeler with light pressure, and lock on a .003 feeler;

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

Wristpin Diameter, Inch: .8645-.8650

VALVE SPECIFICATIONS

Model: with Powerglide transmission

Operating Clearance: w/Powerglide trans.: Intake: 0; Exhaust: 0
w/Standard trans.: Intake .006 Hot; Exhaust: .015 Hot

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)
w/Powerglide: Intake opens: 16 degree ATDC; Exhaust closes 17-1/2 degrees ATDC
w/Standard trans.: Intake opens: 1 degree ATDC; Exhaust closes 9 degrees ATDC

Valve Spring Pressure Pounds at Inches Length: Spring: w/Powerglide: 160 @ 1-1/2 w/Standard trans.: 125 @ 1-1/2

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: .0003-.0013
Rod End Play, Inch: .004-.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: .0007-.0028
Crankshaft End Play, Inch (taken on No. 3 bearing): .003-.009
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

Transmission: 1-1/2 pints;

Rear Axle: 3-1/2 pints

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