How to Identify a 396 Big Block?

Answer Big-block engines came about in the mid 1950s to allow cars to hold their own on roads increasing filled with large trucks. The larger displacement designs of these engine allowed the pistons to dr... Read More »

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How to Identify a GM Block?

General Motors uses a systematic engine identification system that requires consulting a Chevrolet engine ID number listing. The information provided is useful, but a problem with Chevrolet engine ... Read More »

How to Identify the MGB Engine Block?

The Morris Garage Model B -- or MGB --was introduced in 1962 and continued until 1980. It was a classic, affordable British sports car. The MGB was equipped with a 1,798 cubic-centimeter, inline-fo... Read More »

How to Identify a Chevy 350 Block?

Manufactured since 1967, the Chevrolet 350 cubic inch engine is the successor to the 327 cubic inch small block engine and continues to be manufactured today as a crate engine. A favorite of engine... Read More »

How to Identify a Big Block Chevy?

Big block Chevy engines have been produced since 1963. The engines started with the 409ci engine followed by the 396ci, and then the 427ci engines. The 454ci was introduced in 1970. A big block Che... Read More »