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History Looked but didn't find a thread; Lineage/Manufacturing date of V8 Blocks

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by movin/on, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. movin/on
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    I've been thinking of this for a while but what time frame were "
    PASSENGER CAR V8 Engines built"

    Ford Flathead 1932 thru 1954
    Chrysler Hemi 331-392 1953 thru 1964?
    Chevy SBC 265-350 1955 thru 1980 ?
    Ford FE 332 -428 1958 thru 1974
    Chrysler/Dodge Wedge 1959 thru 1964 ?


    Edit: Sorry but forgot the early smaller SBC engines

    How about other brands? Tucker, Packard, Rolls Royce, Cadillac. etc...……………...

    Please help me correct or add other V-8 Engine dates pre 1965 origin I don't need the new 302 Ford Chevy LS or newer Hemi or any of the BMW/Mercedes/Toyota V8"s blah, blah blah
    Thanks for input
    Movin/on
     
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  2. Black Panther
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    Chrysler Hemi (331-392) 1951-58
    Chevy 327 1962-69
    Chevy 350 1967-2002 or so...
     
  3. F&J
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    The Charles Kettering Twins: Olds & Cadillac OHV8s in 49. These should have been at the top of your list right under the Flathead Ford.(as far as Traditional Hot Rodding goes) The Olds Rocket was King for quite a long time.
     
  4. J. A. Miller
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    I don't think the Tucker had a V8.
     
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  5. 49ratfink
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    Chevrolet had a V8 in 1917
     
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  6. vinfab
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    Here are the dates for Generation I small blocks thru 1969. The dates are for the Model Years in which they were installed. Actual dates for production start mid summer, the year prior and there was some post sales production for the purpose of warranty and over the counter sales. The last figures are the available horsepower range for that engine.

    265 1955/1957 162/240

    283 1957/1967 170/315

    327 1962/1969 210/375

    302 1967/1969 290

    350 1967/1969 295/350

    307 1968/1969 200

    307,350 production continued past 1969 along with 262,267,305 and 400, but those probably are beyond Hamb boundaries.
     
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  7. Yes, Chevrolet did have a V8 in 1917 but sold the rights (not sure that’s the correct term) to Cadillac. At that time Cadillac was not part of the GM family.


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  8. Don't leave out DeSoto and Dodge hemis, from the early '50s to 58, the Plymouth/Dodge polys in the '50s, Buick nailheads, Pontiacs starting with the 287 in '55, throw in the Studebaker 289, Rambler V-8s. What else? I'd leave the International Harvester V-8s out of this.
     
  9. AVater
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    Ford/mercury y block 1954-1964. 239,255,272,292&312
     
  10. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi Osage Orange.Don`t forget the early Studebaker V8`s of 232 CI from the early 50`s.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  11. egads
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    1955-1956 Packard 352cu in- 374cu in. 320 when used in the Clipper, Hudson and Nash.
     
  12. egads
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    Peerless had a v8 from 1915 to 1925
     
  13. Hop2it
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    pontiac
    1955-287cu.in
    1956-316cu.in.
    1957-347cu.in
    1958-370cu.in
    1959-389cu.in
     
  14. Ebbsspeed
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    Cadillac flathead V8's from 1915 through 1948.

    Cadillac was part of GM in 1909 and was building a V8 two years before Chevrolet.
     
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  15. squirrel
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    Ford Flathead 1932 thru 1953
    Chrysler Hemi 331-392 1951 thru 1958
    Chevy SBC 265-350 1955 thru 1999 but still being made in Mexico
    Ford FE 332 -428 1958 thru 1976
    Chrysler/Dodge Wedge 1958 thru 1978 for the big blocks

    is what I remember. But I could be wrong.
     
  16. PackardV8
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    Just a few more:

    Studebaker V8 1951 -1964
    DeSoto V8 1952 - 1959
    Dodge V8 1953 - current
    Plymouth V8 1955 - 2001
    Rolls-Royce V8 1959 - current
    Cord V8 - 1937-38
    Lancia V8 - 1922
    Peerless V8 1915 - 1922
    Oakland V8 1930 -1931
    Pontiac V8 1933, 1954- 1979
    Buick V8 1953 - 1981
    Hummer V8 1992 - 2006
    Aston-Martin V8 1969 - 2000
    Daimler V8 1959 - 1969
    Rover V8 1969 -2002
    Triumph V8 1971 -1975
    Tatra V8 1934 - current
    Volvo V8 1956 -1964
    Zil V8 1964 - current
    GAZ V8 1964 - 1988
    Pegaso V8 1951 - 1964
     
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  17. Nice list.
    Good thing you didn't mention BMW/Mercedes/Toyotas or you would have been in trouble!
    (You could still be, some of those might come under "blah, blah, blah" ;))
     

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