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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just picked this one up its a pretty decent car.Did the 62 come with the 235 6 cyl? Im not sure what im going to do with it but my wife likes it.She use to have one with the same color interior so I might fix it up for her.Does anyone know where I can get the part that goes between the front bumper?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 06:46 PM
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Yes the 235 replaced the older 216 in 1941 (begining of WWII) so your motor will look like the older motor but is bigger and stronger (also it was the engine GM put in the Corvette in 1953-'54 since the small block wasn't introduced until 1955). After 1964 the thin walled Turbo-Thrift sixes were introduced (194-215-230-250-294) and stayed in production up until 2001.

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Yes the 235 replaced the older 216 in 1941 (begining of WWII) so your motor will look like the older motor but is bigger and stronger (also it was the engine GM put in the Corvette in 1953-'54 since the small block wasn't introduced until 1955). After 1964 the thin walled Turbo-Thrift sixes were introduced (194-215-230-250-294) and stayed in production up until 2001.

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Can I put one of these new six in my 62 since they are more common ?I may just put a 350 in it.Thanks
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 10:01 PM
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The 235 is probabaly the stronger engine. It's major problem was fuel distribution and shared exhaust ports which keeps the cylinders from all producing the same power. But with headers and a three one barrels (the high compression blue flame six set up it) will keep up with most small block V-8's (which is why Chevrolet was the last GM divission to get a V-8). A small block V-8 is a common transplant and is easy to do. As with any motor bigger is better, so do not limit yourself to 350 when there are a lot of other combinations available.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 10:01 PM
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Keeping it original has a special kind of value. You can change to the newer 6, but I would keep the original 235. The car looks very restorable.

By the way, you can find the center aluminum part at one of the vendors. If you would like a personal recommendation, just drop me an E-mail.

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Also want to point out that if you don't keep it original and want to go to a newer 6 or V-8, the trans will not fit if it's an automatic and you will have to change the bell housing and flywheel if it's a manual.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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I want to keep it original if I can find a 235 around here you hardly here of 235s.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2009, 08:54 AM
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Check with your local roundy-round track. It was a very popular engine for racing and they may have a couple of good motors hoarded away for future builds. They are available online as a rebuilt and I have seen a lot of them for sale on the mid fifties truck boards as every old pick-up came with one even after the introduction on the V-8 as they were more popular for a work engine than the V-8 ever was (the six had more low end torque than the 265 or 283 V-8).

There are even parts for the "Blue Flame" six still around but they are extremely expensive as they are much sought after by early Corvette buffs.

By the way thgere were two V-8 options in 1962 the 348-409 and the 283-327 SBC. Dare to be different if you want a V-8 and think about a "W" motor instead of the "me too" SBC.

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You could also consider just rebuilding the one you have. Keeping it all original with the original correct date codes (if it is the original engine) will keep the up the value of the car.

A car like yours, fully restored to original, will bring much attention at a car show.

Keep us posted.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2009, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Unfortunately The motor is gone its just a body.Everything else is original.Theres a guy in Tyler, Tx that has a motor and trans out of a 62 truck but he saids its a 250.I'just wait and see what comes up I guess.The car is in pretty good shape so I want to do it right.Thanks alot for the info.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-15-2009, 12:33 AM
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If it's actually a 250, it won't be a '62 engine. The 235 was last out in '62 and was replaced by the newer style 230-6 in '63. The 250 wasn't out till a little later. If you want to keep it original, I would just look for a '62 235 car engine. It will have the correct engine code, but I wouldn't worry too much about the month of the date code. If you were to run a "62 235 wanted" ad in your local trading paper or craigslist you very well might find one within reasonable driving distance from your house. Keep us posted.

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