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Customers had a choice of two six cylinders engine’s and two transmission’s for their new 1950 Chevy cars. 1950 Chevrolet Engine Specifications.

They could choose the high compression 235 cubic inch 105 horsepower engine teamed with the new Powerglide automatic transmission or the advanced 216.5 cubic inch 90 horsepower engine with a standard transmission.

Chevy’s new Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission was introduced as a $159.00 option for the Styleline Deluxe and Fleetline Deluxe including the Bel Air and Convertibles.


1950 Chevrolet Engines
1950 Chevrolet Engines – 6 Cylinder Engine – 216.5 Cubic Inch – 90 Horse Power
Equipped With 3 Speed Standard Transmission

Specifications: Inline six cylinder, overhead valve, cast iron block, displacement – 116.5 cubic inch, bore and stroke 3-1/2 X 3 3/4 inches, compression ratio 6.5:1, 90 horsepower, four main bearings and solid valve lifters. Carburetor was the reliable Rochester one-barrel model 7002050 B or BC type (C indicating automatic choke). 4.11:1 gear ratio, torque tube drive with tubular propeller shaft, fully enclosed. 1950 Chevrolet cars were equipped with 3 speed standard 1950 Chevy transmission. 1950 Chevrolet Engine Parts For Sale


1950 Chevrolet Powerglide Transmission
1950 Chevy 6 Cylinder Engine – 235 Cubic Inch – 105 Horse Power
Equipped With 2-Speed Powerglide Transmission

Specifications: 1950 Chevy engine – Inline six cylinder, overhead valve, cast iron block, displacement – 235 cubic inch, bore and stroke 3-9/16 X 3-15/16 inches, compression ratio 7.1:1, 105 horsepower, four main bearings, solid valve lifters and larger intake values. This engine was a modified Chevrolet truck engine. The new Powerglide transmission allowed faster getaway and greater passing ability with the Power-Jet carburetor. Some cars also had the Stromberg BXVD-2 or BXXD-35 carburetors. A slightly lower 3.55:1 rear axle gear ratio was used on Powerglide equipped models. Note the 1950 Chevy steering wheel and 1950 Chevrolet automatic transmission gear shift lever above. 1950 Chevrolet Engine Parts For Sale


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