How to Time a Chevy Small Block Motor?

Answer To establish the correct advance curve, the vacuum advance and mechanical advance in the distributor must work properly with no binding. When a small-block Chevy is started, the spark is retarded t... Read More »

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What displacement was the first Chevy small block V8 motor?

The first Chevy small block V8 engine displaced 265 cubic inches and produced 162 horsepower. This displacement was attained by using a cylinder bore of 3.75 inches and a crankshaft stroke of 3.00 ... Read More »

How to Time a Small Block Chevy?

Ignition timing has a lot to do with how your Chevy small-block engine performs, especially during acceleration. Setting the correct timing allows the cylinders to fire at the precise moment the fu... Read More »

How to Time the Engine on a Small Block Chevy?

The small-block Chevrolet V-8 engine first appeared in 1955 with a displacement of 265 cubic inches. Over the years, small-block Chevy engines grew to 283, 327, 350, and 400 cubic inches. Other sma... 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 »