Timing Specifications for a Small Block Chevy?

Answer The Chevy 350 engine was first introduced by General Motors in 1967. The small block Chevy (SBC) engine was first featured in Chevrolet coupes such as the Chevrolet Corvette and Monte Carlo. The 35... Read More »

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How to Set the Timing on a Small Block Chevy?

Proper ignition timing plays a crucial role in engine combustion because it determines when the spark reaches the air-fuel mixture inside the cylinders. A spark that arrives too late or too early c... Read More »

How to Set the Initial Timing on a Small Block Chevy?

The initial timing on a small block Chevrolet should be 16 to 18 degrees before top dead center (BTDC) with the engine idling and the vacuum advance hooked up. When the engine is initially cranked ... Read More »

Timing Specs for a Chevy Small-Block?

Chevrolet's small-block V-8 engine timing specifications depend on the cubic-inch displacement and whether a manual or automatic transmission matches the engine. Small-blocks have cubic-inch displa... Read More »

How to Remove a Timing Cover on a Small-Block Chevy?

Underneath the timing cover of a small-block Chevrolet engine sits the timing chain and gears. Most often this cover is removed in order to replace the timing chain, but it is also part of the dis... Read More »