We honored the Pontiac OHC Six, which was based on the Chevrolet 230, a couple weeks back. Today, we honor the pushrod Chevy!

Descended from the old "stovebolt" sixes of earlier decades, the third-generation Chevrolet I6 finally got a full complement of seven main bearings (The General had considered four to be perfectly adequate before) when production started in 1962. This engine was built by the millions, being available in the majority of Chevrolet rear-drive vehicles until 1988. Plenty of Novas, pickups, Chevelles, Camaros, even the occasional full-size Chevy came with this engine in 153, 194, 215, 230, 250, and 292 cubic inch displacements. Mostly the Chevy six was a pure workhorse, no delusions of performance grandeur… which hasn't stopped freaks from getting 1,000 horsepower out of them.


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