How to Identify a Small Block Chevy?

Answer The Chevrolet small-block V8 has been one of the most popular engines around since it was first introduced in 1955. They're popular to use for custom cars, trucks and even motorcycles. They can eas... Read More »

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How to Identify a Chevy 400 Small Block?

The 1970s were a tough decade for performance engines, with rising fuel prices and emissions regulations. It seemed that the muscle-car era was over. In 1970, Chevrolet introduced the 400-cubic-inc... Read More »

How to Identify Chevy 350 Small Block Heads?

The cylinder heads on your 350 cubic-inch Chevrolet engine can be easily identified by locating the casting number and comparing it to a Chevrolet number listing. Identifying 350 cylinder heads is ... Read More »

Do you need to do block work to install a 400 crankshaft into a 350 small-block Chevy?

The crankshaft will need to be machined. You can take the crankshaft to a machine shop to have the journals turned down. You will then be able to build what is commonly referred to as a "Stroker mo... Read More »

How to Replace a Big Block Chevy With a Small Block Chevy?

Replacing a big block Chevy engine with a small block Chevy engine requires only minor changes. There is less difficulty with clearance when downsizing. The major consideration is the exhaust. The ... Read More »