Where does the oil come from in a 1955 Chevy V8?

Where does the oil come from in a 1955 Chevy V8?

The oil came from a tiny fitting on the front of the block above the timing cover, through a small copper oil line into the oil filter and then the filtered oil would run back into a fitting in the intake and drain back into the oil galley. One of the V8 pictures I attached shows the optional canister in place.

Are there any problems with the Chevy 265?

There was an oil filter that was added during production on the housing for the thermostat but it was not adequate enough to give the engine any long term durability. One major problem that GM had with the Chevy 265 was that the pistons would crack at the skirt, usually around 30k miles, causing a deep knocking noise when accelerating.

Why was the corvette 265 made in 1955?

The 265 was designed for the most part to save the Corvette from being chopped due to the fact that only 700 Corvettes were sold for the 1955 model year. People were looking for something stronger than the Chevy 235 which was only good for 150 horsepower.

What to do if you have no oil in your engine?

Have just put in rebilt 58 235 chevy engine in 48 chevy truck. No oil is getting to top rocker arms. Have put groove in head bolt next to return line, still no oil. Used Air compressor to blow out oil line hole.

What was the oil system for a 1955 Chevy?

For 1956, the oil system was revised and included the oil filter canister. The optional oil filter kit featured a bracket that went under the thermostat housing with longer bolts and gaskets on both sides to seal it to the intake and the thermostat housing.

What kind of engine did the Chevy 265 have?

Back in 1955, the new 265 came in three configurations: 162 horsepower two barrel (yours), a 180-horsepower Power Pack with four barrel and dual exhaust and later that year, the 195-horse Super Power Pack with a solid lifter Duntov cam, higher compression pistons and a free flowing dual exhaust setup.

What kind of engine does a 1955 Chevy Bel Air have?

Q: Greg I bought a 1955 Chevy Bel Air, 2-door with 56,000 original miles. It has the 265-V8 and an automatic transmission and a two-barrel carburetor. It also has an oil filter kit which I’m not sure if it was a dealer installed or by someone else.

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Ruth Doyle