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Motion Pictures Small block engines, Picture thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flogknaw, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. loudbang
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    1957 210 fuelie

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    57 210 fuelie.JPG
     
  2. sunbeam
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    So what's the criteria for small block? A Studabaker never got bigger than 289 but weighed 25 lbs more than a 500 Cadillac.
     
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  3. robber
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    An easy visual determiner... small blocks typically have center exhaust ports next to each other while big blocks have exhaust manifold ports evenly spaced... :) cp 925.JPG
     
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  4. Evenly spaced like 221-351W Fords. JW
     
  5. sunbeam
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    You mean like that 700lb Cadillac in your picture?
     
  6. RmK57
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    It should be block deck height. Oh, I'd say 9.6 should be the cutoff point.
     
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    My old Model A with 289. R.I.P.
     
  8. sunbeam
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    For overheads a flat head is over 10" and weighs 550
     
  9. robber
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    Good point, I stand corrected... Fords are evenly spaced. I should have probably thought this through a bit more. My visual comment was referring to period correct GM motors, and even then there may be exceptions to the rule that I didn't think of.
     
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  10. robber
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    Yes... this Caddy is a small block and yes they are among the heaviest GM small blocks. Who cares, it's COOL!
     
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    327 for a 62 Corvette. Looks like a 300hp on the outside, but the inside says it's a 340hp. IMG_20181209_130355.jpeg IMG_20181209_130322.jpeg IMG_20181103_194717.jpeg

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    1962 Fuelie

    62 Vette FI engine.jpg

    1963 Fuelie

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  20. sunbeam
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    I keep seeing early Olds and Cadillac as small blocks they are wider and heaver than a 454.
     
  21. I think that it is because of their relatively small displacement more than their physical size.
     
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  22. ShortyLaVen
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    Lots of great looking small blocks in this thread!!! Here the engine in my '60.
     

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    The heart of my coupe[​IMG]


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    Nothing special. Just mundane stuff in my impalas. Numbers matching block in the convertible with long tube headers and stainless exhaust. 20181121_191619.jpg 20181121_191619.jpg 20181007_161439.jpg
     
  27. jbarker
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    The 305 i got from a guys alley he was gonna scrap. Originally a 82 crossfire. These engines have the HO cam and good heads with flat top pistons. I put a new timing chain in and some gaskets. No smoke and has good oil psi. Its now in my 64 until i get the 327 done. I beat the piss out of it and run it 3k on the interstate. FB_IMG_1547086689477.jpg FB_IMG_1547086898800.jpg
     
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