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ENGINE SPECS

1956 Chevrolet 235 (140 hp) Inline 6 Engine Specs

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model Designation: One-Fifty, Two-Ten, Bel Air w/Standard Transmission or Powerglide

Wheel base: 115

Valve Location: In head

Bore and Stroke: 3.5625 x 3.9375

Piston displacement, Cubic Inches: 235

Compression ratio: Standard Trans: 8.0

Maximum Brake Horsepower: 140 @ 4200 RPM

Maximum Torque Lbs.Ft. @ RPM: 210 @ 2400

Normal Oil Pressure Pounds: 35

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.

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

Cylinder Head Torque Lbs.Ft.: 90-95

Compression Pressure & Cranking Speed: 130 Min.

PISTON AND RING SPECIFICATIONS

Fitting Pistons with Scale: Shim thickness to use: .0015

Pounds Pull on Scale: 7-18

Rings: Compression: .007; Oil: .015

Wristpin Diameter, Inch: .8662

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VALVE SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Clearance:
Intake: 0
Exhaust: 0

Valve Seat Angle, degrees: Intake 30; exhaust 45

Valve Timing: (BTDC = before top dead center; ATDC = after top dead center)
Intake opens: 10-1/2 degrees BTDC
Exhaust Closes: 15 degrees ATDC

Valve Spring Pressure Pounds at Inches Length: Powerglide: 202 @ 1.46

Valve Lift, Zero Lash:
Intake: .4004; Exhaust: .4004

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

Valve Stem Diameter: Intake: .3410 - .3417
Exhaust: .3410 - .3417

ENGINE BEARING SPECIFICATIONS

Connecting Rod Bearings: Journal Diameter, Inches: 2.311-2.312
Bearing Clearance, Inch: .001-.003

Main Bearings: Journal Diameter, Inches: No. 1: 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: .001-.003
Crankshaft End Play, Inch (taken on No. 3 bearing): .003 - .009

CAPACITY DATA

Cooling System: Without heater: 16 quarts
With heater: 17 quarts
Radiator Cap Relief Presure: 6-1/4 - 7-1/2
Thermostat Opening Temp.: 180

Fuel Tank: 16 gallons

Engine Oil: 5 quarts (add 1 quart with filter change)

Transmission: 2 pints; Automatic: 5 quarts

Rear Axle: 3-1/2 pints

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