thinking about buying a 40 chevy pickup that I found, truck is complete except for original motor, I have found a person selling a 228 inline six will this motor bolt right up to the 40 truck? I know the truck originally came with 216. This is my first venture into anything prior to the sixties and kinda learning as I go, thanks.
denf221 welcome aboard:Here is what I found in my resarch. The inline 6 replaced the inline 4. It started out as the Chevy Stovebolt 6.First Gen. 1929-36. Bore 3,3125" or (84.1mm) Stroke 3.375" or (95.3mm) Displacement 194 cubic inches (3.2L) Power Out Put 50HP (37KW)181 Cubic Inch (3.0L) Chevy and GMC trucks.1934-35-36207 Cubic Inch (3.4L) Chevy and GMC Trucks 1934-35-36Second Version 1937-1963 Bore 3.500" or (88.90mm) Stroke 3.750 (95.25mm) 4 Main Bearings with a forged crank Went to a 6:5:1 compression ratio 85 HP (63KW) in 1941 used a new type cylinder head Went to 90 HP (67KW)In 1949 they went 6:6:1 (92 HP 69KW). I couldn't find any 228Cu.In. So my belief is that it was bored, it goes on from there up into the Corvette engine. There are a lot of web-sites with the info. But none showed a 228 engine. I hope it helped some. Good Luck... Bob
I think the 228 was a GMC motor, do you think it would work?
denf221According to the data I got, yeah it should go in.Measure the motor mounts and the length of the 2 engines.The 216 was a gen one Chevy engine. Your correct the 228 was a GMC engine. It replaced the Pontiac 223. That came in in 1939.I can't find physical measurements for either engine.If you can measure them.Bob