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Username Post: Them really rare, 1957 265 CORVETTE engines.
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10-18-19 10:01 AM - Post#2778185    
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Just for absolute clarification --------------- NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, there was NEVER a 265 in a 57 Corvette ------------ they were ONLY in pass cars (and trucks) for 57.
ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL 56 Corvettes had a 265. Period.
ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL 57 Corvettes had a 283. Period.
ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL 53-54 Corvettes had a 235 6cyl with 3 side draft carbs.
MOST 55 Corvettes had a 265 4bl carb V8 and MOST 55 Corvettes had a PG tranny. As of this date, so far, the best documentation shows that only about 10 55 Corvettes had a 6cyl and they had a 6volt system. The 55 Corvettes with a 265 had a 12v system.
LAST, again, so far, the best documentation shows that only (about) 75 55 Corvettes had a 3sp ------------ all the rest (6cyl and V8) had a PG tranny.
ALL 53 and EARLY 54 Corvettes had individual chrome bullet shaped air cleaners for the carbs (sorry, no picture). The 54 and 55 6cyl Corvette engines had tubing connection the 3 carbs with 2 air cleaner pots with chrome lids, as below.

All of this information ia VERY WELL supported with very credible documentation.

The 55 Corvettes with a V8 (SAME block as 55 pass cars) only came with 1x4bl carb and a chrome, louvered air cleaner.

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