If you were seeking speed from Chevy prior to 1955, the 235 CI inline 6 was the only option. While they were a underpowered engine, they were capable of being mildly Rodded. Unlike Ford, Cadillac and Lincoln Flathead engines, these were not prone to overheating on a mild summer day. As a result, they had success in the early years of circle and dirt track racing.
While these both seem a little weak, I assure you they are incredibly deceptive and more than capable of embarrassing any equally sized car with any make of small block engine!
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