Posted by: Phil's Classic Chevys | March 20, 2015


The Chevy small block V8 engine first appeared as a 265 cubic inch version in model year 1955.  Over the years it has powered automobiles, trucks, and boats in many configurations.  The more popular included 283, 302, 305, 307, 327, and 350 cubic inch variations.  The Chevy small block has remained true to its 16 valve, pushrod design from 1955 until the present.  It is one of the most popular, versatile, and indestructible power plants ever produced. In my garage, I have three cars with Chevy small blocks in the engine bay.  They are a 283 dual-four-barrel, 245 horsepower version in the 1957 Corvette; a 327 four-barrel, solid-lifter, high- compression, 340 horsepower engine in the 1963 Corvette; and a 350 four-barrel, cowl-induction model in the 1969 Camaro. The Chevy engine is also well known for being easy to work on. To show the ease of rebuilding the legendary small block, enjoy this video.

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