How to Time a Small Block Chevy?

Answer 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 »

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How to Time a Chevy Small Block Motor?

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 »

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 »

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 »