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Not exactly Pontiac but does anyone know what color a 6 cylinder in a 62 Canadian impala would be. Found a rusted out 62 4 door but has a 6 cylinder and its green just like a pontiac 261. Could not get at block casting number but stamping number is W9216635 could not find any information on this stamping number

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If it's original it will be a 235 but I'm sorry, I can't help you to know if the colour is the same.

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Dang,  that is a really good question!    i had a super rust free low mile 62 about 10 years ago, the engine was taken apart and mostly in the trunk, i tossed it for a 283, and my pictures just dont clarify the color unfortunately.   It would not surprise me if the 6 cyl was a grey or green unlike the Blue that all other chevrolet 6 cyl had or the V8 orange and the USA versions

Calling CarlStevenson:   doesnt a guy in morris have that super nice low mile black with green interior 6cyl impala HT?  do you know him?



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Good point, I should check with him. I just saw him a couple of days ago too but I don't think he has the car out yet.

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From my research the W9 prefix on the engine number is for a Pontiac 261 with a powerglide. I will include a screen shot from this site for comparison. My recollection is that the 235 in Chevrolet cars was dark blue. 

https://hotrod.gregwapling.com/chev-trucks-47-55/canadian-chev.html



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Thanks guys I know it should be a 235 I'm still looking for 261 pistons and was hoping that I could confirm what this engine is. I might be able to get a bore scope camera between motor mount and block to see casting numbers.

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Anybody got a good stock size 261 piston One of mine has a cracked skirt. Found 4 used but ring grooves worn out and rings to loose

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I found a site that lists the engine paint for the Chevy 235 in the chart.

https://emeraldcoatings.com/product/chevrolet-orange-1-quart-copy/



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I think I didn't explain myself correctly. Looking to find out if anybody knows if 62 canadian impala or around those years would of had a 235 that would be green from factory. I'm thinking a 261 might of been swapped in at one point. Dont want to by car have it hauled home and find out it's a 235. Already was told by wife to leave it there. Lol. Will probably have to go back and remove motor mount to see casting numbers

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Canadian pontiac 261 six cylinders were always green and chevy sixes were blue. With the W9 prefix it will be a 261/powerglide the block will have 2 captain bars on it. the 261 has a larger diameter wrist pin than a 235 . I would guess the engine in the 62 chev you have found is a 261 transplant.

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Good point Al.   look for the captains bars!

PS  that chevy engine blue is usually faded with age so it will look greenish 



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This is a Canadian 62 BelAir, 235 powerglide, I drove it home and sold the 235 and ironglide to a fellow from Corner Brook area, he was putting it in a 52 Chevy, I think. Some of the original paint looks blue, some looks a bit green, most of the engine paint had fallen off.

 

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Wow I see what you mean. Faded blue could pas has green

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Only the numbers can tell those 2 apart? The colour of them is debatable.

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Thanks for all the input guys. Will go look at it tomorrow and will find out for sure what it is

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Look for the captains bars or some people call it 11 cast in the block above the starter. The 261 has this. 



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Found captain's bars on right side. All good. Looked at head casting numbers on 3 known 261 and all have 235 head casting numbers. # 3836848 all green motors. Found some info on web and I'm not the only one that has noticed this.

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The 261 out of my 55 wagon has an 848 head. The engine looks to be all original . My other 55 sedan the head has a different casting number. The 848 head is the preferred head for a 261.

Al

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