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Hi everybody, I need help identifying weather a motor is a 194 or 230. The last two letters by the distributor id # is CA. It should id the motor size. I checked the resource site no CA is mentioned in any year or cid from 62-67. Googled it still nothing. It's definitely a 62-67 nova block. Dipstick/sump is in the front. It is out of a 64 wagon.To the best of my knowledge only the nova had the front sump. Am i correct? Is it possible it was a dealer/factory replacement? Thanks for any help it is appreciated. Happy Holidays to all
 

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More Chevy II's came with 6 cylinder engines than eights. You might not like the 6 cylinder engines, but they're real, some owners like them, and some owners choose to keep the original engine in the car.

I've owned more than 20 '62-'67 Novas and Chevy II's, about half of them V-8s, and 4 327 cars, including an L-79. I own only one car now, a '62 convertible, and it will stay a 194. To each his or her own.
 

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i've seen some monster 6's putting out some wild horse power numbers. i still like the old 6's even though i have a v-8 in my nova. some one should start a thread on post pictures of your 6's . there has been post of show your red, show your black, show your wagon. it would be nice to see some of those clean 6's out there.
 

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You are right that the front sump is a Nova engine. You might have to take the head off and check bore size to see if it is 194 or 230 ci. 230 and 250 engines share the same bore size, 194 is smaller. I've got a nicely build 250(cam, big valves, intake lumps, 4bbl Holley) and it is a really fun car to drive. Check out 12bolt.com for go fast goodies.
 

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More Chevy II's came with 6 cylinder engines than eights. You might not like the 6 cylinder engines, but they're real, some owners like them, and some owners choose to keep the original engine in the car.

I've owned more than 20 '62-'67 Novas and Chevy II's, about half of them V-8s, and 4 327 cars, including an L-79. I own only one car now, a '62 convertible, and it will stay a 194. To each his or her own.
I have not owned that many Novas . I have owned a total of 4 . I am now down to only 2 . I have a 63 ss convertible with a 383 and keisler 5 speed . The other is a 63 wagon with a 230cid inline six and a 2004R. I agree 100% with you . Of the 2 my wagon has become my favourite . I open the rear passenger door and my 2 golden retrievers jump in ( usually crash into each other ) and we go to the dog park or Azusa canyon for some fun . What could be better than that ?
 

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Sounds like the next SoCal Nova run...Azusa Canyon. Dogs and the family wagon...nothing better than that.
 

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I’ve got a dirty 6 under the bonnet.. The 194 is distinguished from the 230-250 engines.. Post up some pics of the engine including the casting number that should put us in the ballpark.



This is my 194 with a 230 air cleaner lid..
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