1953 Chevrolet Engine – Chevrolet for 1953 gave customers a choice of two 6 cylinders engines. They could choose the high compression 115 horsepower “Blue Flame” teamed with a Powerglide automatic transmission or the advanced 108 horsepower “Thrifty King” engine with a standard transmission.
Expect wonderful things from Chevrolet’s new high compression power! said one 1953 Chevrolet advertising. You’ll enjoy finer performance and economy! said another. The new Powerglide transmission allowed faster getaway and greater passing ability.
1953 Chevy 235 Blue Flame 6 Cylinder Engine – 235.5 Cubic Inch – 115 Horse Power
Equipped with Powerglide Transmission
1953 Chevrolet Engine – Specifications: Inline six cylinder, overhead valve, cast iron block, displacement – 235.5 cubic inch, bore and stroke 3-9/16 X 3 15/16 inches, compression ratio 7.5:1, 115 horsepower, four main bearings and hydraulic valve lifters. Carburetor: Rochester BC type one-barrel model 7007200 or Carter one barrel model 2101S. 3.55:1 Axle Ratio were used with Power glide. The 1953 Chevrolet 235 engine color was blue.
1953 Chevrolet Thrift-King 6 Cylinder Engine – 235.5 Cubic Inch – 108 Horse Power
Equipped with Standard 3 Speed Transmission
1953 Chevrolet Engine – Specifications: Inline six cylinder, overhead valve, cast iron block, displacement – 235.5 cubic inch, bore and stroke 3-9/16 X 3-15/16 inches, compression ratio 7.1:1, 108 horsepower, four main bearings and solid valve lifters. Carburetor: Rochester B-type one-barrel model 7007161 or Carter one barrel model 2101S. The 1953 Chevrolet engine numbers are located on the block near the dip stick. More 1953 Chevrolet engine specs above.
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