Restoring classic vehicles to their former glory means getting the right classic parts to make them authentic. When it comes to classic Chevys from the late 1930s through the early 1950s, this often means restoring and installing a classic Chevy 216 engine. An inline straight 6-cylinder engine, the 216 appeared in many classic cars of the era. The specs on the Chevy 216 engine rivaled the best offerings of its time. This included a 3.5-liter displacement and a four-bearing crankshaft that offered 85 horsepower in 1937. Over the years, improvements to the cylinder heads raised that number to 92 horsepower by 1949. Though not powerful by modern standards, the advancements of the Chevy 216 engine were critical to the industry and explain the interest in the engine to this day. In fact, those seeking to repair or restore a 216 can easily find parts to do so among the large inventory on eBay. The classic nature of a 1940s car is about more than outward style, but inward power that was beyond its time. Find the engine that provides an authentic experience and restore your Chevy to glory.
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