Talk:Chevrolet straight-6 engine

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Why was the Chevrolet Straight-6 ingine called Stovebolts? David

Rochester carburetor[edit]

Which of these engines were fitted with a Rochester carburetor? See Rochester Products Division where there is little early history. Rupertlt --Rupertlt (talk) 01:08, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Oldsmobile's flathead straight six in Chevy and GMC trucks[edit]

In the Oldsmobile's flathead straight six in Chevy and GMC trucks section, an IP editor put the following comment:

(an edit) It is my understanding that they used an Oldsmobile engine in 1937 and a Pontiac Engine in 1938.

It doesn't read very well on the main page, so I shifted it here.  Stepho  (talk) 01:44, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

More Spartans?[edit]

I don't have it in front of me, but there's a GM "75 Years" history which mentions a 400ci inline 6 available in 7 ton commercials, too. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 22:32, 1 May 2011 (UTC)


I uploaded these pictures of a blue flame in-line 6 on a 1953 Corvette convertible. Can someone verify if it is genuine?

Blue Flame Inline 6 Engine on a 1953 Corvette 
The other side of it. 

Kowloonese (talk) 07:32, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Not expert, but the Blue Flame valve cover looks gennie. The 3-pot setup isn't stock, AFAIK, tho it might be 'vette-spec. Those chrome hats I would doubt are stock, either; again, maybe 'vette-spec. Might want to post the question at the Project page to get more eyes on it. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 20:20, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Calling Will Smith[edit]

I don't see any mention of the straight 6 in the '59-up Bel Air. My dad owned one for years... TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 03:18, 18 May 2013 (UTC)