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Chevy Short Block Engines

The Chevy short block engines section includes technical advice from the basics of building a short block Chevy engine to a detailed look at block-plug kits and how to install them.
LS Engine Swap - Modern Muscle LS Engine Swap - Modern Muscle
In the hot rod world engine swaps are a big part of what we do. more
496ci Short Block Build Up - Hotheaded 496ci Short Block Build Up - Hotheaded
Back in the May ’12 issue, in a story called “Big Heat”, we showed off the assembly of a factory block-based 496ci... more
12 Crate Engines - Budget Crates! 12 Crate Engines - Budget Crates!
Let’s go easy on the doom and gloom, OK? Sure, the global economy has seen better days, but as hot rodders, we’re... more
434 Power Upgrades - Power Added 434 Power Upgrades - Power Added
Making power is easy. It’s only a matter of understanding what you want and how far you’re willing to take it. more
406ci Engine Rebuild - Top It Off! 406ci Engine Rebuild - Top It Off!
This 406 normally is at home in between the fenders of a ’67 Nova. more
Aftermarket Block Technology - How It Works Aftermarket Block Technology - How It Works
To outsiders looking in, hot rodding can seem rather juvenile. We are talking about grown men who still play with blocks, for... more
Smeding Performance 572 Crate Motor - The 700 Club Smeding Performance 572 Crate Motor - The 700 Club
Holy heaps of lb-ft, Batman, this 572 Rat is wicked. more
496ci Short Block Build - Big Heat 496ci Short Block Build - Big Heat
The potential for making a ton of twist is merely a game of cubic inches and compression. In other words, the more cubic... more
How To Increase Horsepower - You Can Build It! How To Increase Horsepower - You Can Build It!
No one is born knowing how to file down rings or torque down main caps, so there’s nothing wrong with being an... more
434ci Small-Block Engine Build - The Bigger Mouse 434ci Small-Block Engine Build - The Bigger Mouse
We’re still enamored with conventional small-blocks, and this month we put together the ultimate thumper for any street... more
How To Build A 525ci Big-Block - Big-Inch Punch How To Build A 525ci Big-Block - Big-Inch Punch
The last time you saw our Dart-based 454ci big-block, we generated 965 hp and 877 lb-ft (“Off-The-Shelf Steam” Apr. ’11... more
LS Engine Swap In A Muscle Car - How It Works LS Engine Swap In A Muscle Car - How It Works
Hot rodders have known about the power of the Gen III/IV for quite some time, and it’s not news to anyone that they’re... more
How to Get 674 lb-ft of Torque From a 540ci Big-Block - Fire In The Hole How to Get 674 lb-ft of Torque From a 540ci Big-Block - Fire In The Hole
As they say, “bigger is better,” and today, with the ever-increasing displacement of small-block engines, it applies even... more
Tuning An LS2 Engine - Cubic Twist Tuning An LS2 Engine - Cubic Twist
The great thing about big-block Chevy engines is they offer gobs of luscious torque-producing displacement. The downside is... more
Big-Block Chevrolet Heads - CHP How It Works Big-Block Chevrolet Heads - CHP How It Works
Conventional 24-Degree Big-Block Chevy Heads are Giving Spread-Port Castings a Run for their Money more
Nelson Racing Engines Unleashes a 1,000hp Pump-Gas LSX - LSXtasy Nelson Racing Engines Unleashes a 1,000hp Pump-Gas LSX - LSXtasy
Most are well versed in the performance capabilities of Nelson Racing Engines (NRE). This month we got together with NRE’s... more
383ci Stroker Small-Block Engine Build - Second Chance 383 383ci Stroker Small-Block Engine Build - Second Chance 383
A Stroker Small-Block Combo For the Street more
Performance Engine Building - Off-The-Shelf Steam Performance Engine Building - Off-The-Shelf Steam
Easy 414hp Gain With a Little Boost! more
GMPP Gen VI 502 Engine Build - Plan B GMPP Gen VI 502 Engine Build - Plan B
NHRA Pro Stock Racer Jason Line Builds an 812 Big-Block With Help From Summit Racing more
502 and 540 Big-Block Engine Comparison - Big-Timer 502 and 540 Big-Block Engine Comparison - Big-Timer
We baseline a big-block 502 ci, only to pump it up to a 540 ci and compare the results more
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Chevy Blogs

Detroit Speed's Chevelle Suspension
 Detroit Speed & Engineering is one of the best when it comes to performance suspension and last... more
Pork Chop Camaro
 We were at the GM Nationals in Carlisle, PA and this die cast Camaro actually caught our eye, this... more
Engine and trans bolted in
 Over the weekend we cleaned and painted our early Nova's transmission tunnel before shoehorning... more
From 6 to 8
 So we dropped our 385 stroker in our early Nova yesterday and learned we need V8 frame mounts... more
More Tri-Fives
If you like LS-powered Tri-Fives like we do, look for a full feature on Marcos Sandoval's 56' in an... more

Chevy Forums

Carb jetting ?
My combo is a sbc 355 Edelbrock performer heads milled down and had a 5 angle performance valve job... more
1976 Chevy 4X4 Dash electical problems
Some of the lights don't work there seems to be feedback when you turn the dimmer switch that... more
I have an engine with number VO525CHT which was in a chev
Does anyone know what size engine it is and how old it is?... more
GMC Topkick Fuel Problems
Help!! I have a 1990 Topkick with a 6 liter gas engine. I replaced the fuel pump and now it starts... more
Engine build with a Rochester Fuel Injection
I'm looking to build a small block using a 1957 Rochester Fuel Injection Unit. What is my best... more
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