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1940 chevy truck engine compatibility

 
denf221 denf221
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 01/13
Posted: 01/05/13
09:59 AM

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.  

pepsi1 pepsi1
New User | Posts: 30 | Joined: 09/12
Posted: 01/05/13
09:35 PM

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.1934-35-36
207 Cubic Inch (3.4L) Chevy and GMC Trucks 1934-35-36

Second 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... Grin  Cool

Bob  

denf221 denf221
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 01/13
Posted: 01/06/13
04:53 PM

I think the 228 was a GMC motor, do you think it would work?  

pepsi1 pepsi1
New User | Posts: 30 | Joined: 09/12
Posted: 01/06/13
10:33 PM

denf221

According 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