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 »

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 »