"Chevrolet by the Numbers" is the only
authoritative reference for identifying and verifying the correct
Chevrolet parts, by casting number, for your exact model.
Restoring your Chevrolet to original factory
specifications? You'll find the casting numbers that correspond to
your car's Vehicle Identification Number. With this correct
information you will avoid buying - and being sold - the wrong parts.
Buying a Chevrolet that has been restored?
These numbers will help you determine whether or not the car has been
authentically restored, and whether it's a smart investment.
Searching for factory high-performance parts at
swap meets? "Chevrolet by the Numbers" tells you which parts to look
for, why they are special, and which engines those parts came with.
Other books rely on secondhand information or
out-of-date part numbers. Author Alan Colvin documented every casting
number for every Chevrolet V-8 engine and drivetrain part from 1955
through 1975, using original source material in Chevrolet's archives,
including engineering blueprints, technical service bulletins, and build
sheets. He interviewed the original manufacturers and engineers and
brings you fascinating stories of parts development from behind the
factory gates. Most of this information has never before been seen in
This book covers all 1955-1959 passenger cars,
including: Series 150, Series 210, Bel Air, Impala, Corvette, and El
Camino. Engines covered include the 265, 283, and 348.
If you absolutely want to know the original parts
for your Chevrolet - not what interchanges or fits, but the correct part
that came with your car when it was assembled - "Chevrolet by the
Numbers" has the answer.