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Username Post: ID engine using serial number        (Topic#348472)
rmf0109 
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11-29-17 09:12 PM - Post#2716341    

I just brought home a 1949 2 ton farm truck that had been parked in the wheat field for the last 10 years. I'm trying to identify the motor as either a 216 or a 235. I've read a lot of posts with various answers but was wondering where I might be able to find the answer using the serial number. LEA615706. Truck ran 10 years ago when it was parked so have my fingers crossed it will still fire up after a little cleaning, rewiring, fuel cleanout. Thanks!



 
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Keith_Knox 
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Keith_Knox
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11-29-17 09:32 PM - Post#2716342    
    In response to rmf0109

I do not see an LEA prefix on the engine number list.
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/models/engine...


1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic.
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 
raycow 
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11-30-17 01:58 AM - Post#2716355    
    In response to rmf0109

LEA is a 1953 235 engine, so it has evidently been replaced at some point.
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/parts/1929_54...

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Keith_Knox 
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11-30-17 09:51 AM - Post#2716402    
    In response to raycow

I just got a parts book and didn't realize that info is there. I will try and remember to look there from now on.

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic.
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 
raycow 
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12-01-17 09:40 AM - Post#2716540    
    In response to Keith_Knox

To be honest, I stumbled across that parts book page purely by accident when I needed to ID a pre-1950 235 engine. These are the ones that look exactly like a 216 and the stamping is one of the few ways to tell that doesn't require disassembly. As I mentioned in another thread, we used to call them "cheater" 235s.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
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