General InformationYear: 1955Make: ChevroletModel: CorvetteModel No.: 2934Engine: 265ciHorsepower: 195Transmission: PowerglideEngine Code Suffix: FG
Cylinder HeadCasting No.: 3703523Intake/Exhaust valve size: 1.72/1.50 inCombustion Chamber: 67.4242 ccNotes: This is the first small-block cylinder head. It is the only head that was available in the '55 model year. The first high-performance head was not offered until 1956. This cylinder head has staggered valve-cover mounting bolt holes.
Intake ManifoldCasting No.: 3711348Carb Type: 4BBL Carter WCFBNotes: First V-8 design 265 four-barrel manifold. There were 133 revisions made to this manifold between the dates of 4/22/54 and 3/9/57. This manifold has a '55-only carburetor base plate. It was used as a service replacement until 1967 under Part No. 3717211. This manifold has an oil splash shield.
Two Carter WCFB carburetors were used on the '55 model.Type 1: 2218 S* (first design)Part Number: 3717637Air Horn Casting No.: 889, 6- (Early); 6-1020 (Late)Main Body Casting No.: 0-900 (Early), 0-953 (Late)Type 2: 2351 S** (second design)Part Number: 3724158Air Horn Casting No.: 6-1020Main Body Casting No.: 0-953
BlockCasting No.: 3703524Main: Two-boltNotes: This block was used for the complete '55 model year for all applications including trucks. The bypass breather tube was cast into the back of the block above the bellhousing on the driver side and exits below the oil pan. This block had no oil filter provision. It also had only two motor mountings on each side. Thin wall 265 design.
DistributorStamping No.: 1110855*Engine/HP/Application: 265/195hp/AllHousing: Cast/bowlPoint: SingleNotes: Standpipe oiler/vacuum*The primary difference between the No. 1110847 and No. 1110855 was that most of the early '855 distributors did not have a vacuum advance boss but instead had centrifugal weights inside.
GeneratorType: 30-ampStamping No.: 1102025
Transmission SpecificationsTwo-Speed Powerglide TransmissionCode location: Rear side of governor flangeCode prefix: C (Cleveland)Main case: Cast ironTorque Converter Housing: Cast ironTailhousing: Cast ironType: Automatic hydraulic torque converter with planetary gear system for Reverse and Low gear.Gear Ratios: Drive 1.82:1; Low 1.82:1; Reverse 1.82:1Rear case No.: 3708134Torque Converter Housing Casting No.: 3708188 (eight-cylinder)Special Information: The only difference between the standard passenger car and the Corvette Powerglide transmission was the floor position of the shifting mechanism on the Corvette, which constituted the change of the tailhousing with three tapped holes to accept the shifter. Only the Corvette had this tailhousing.