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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.
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 LS9 Engine Specifications - Domestic Exotica Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 LS9 Engine Specifications - Domestic Exotica
Check out what makes the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 LS9 Engine crank out more than 600hp. more
327 Small Block Chevy - The Misfit 327 Small Block Chevy - The Misfit
Check out this 327 small block Chevy Engine with a 142 series Weiand supercharger. more
Small Block Chevy Buildups - Three-Way Mousefest Small Block Chevy Buildups - Three-Way Mousefest
Take a look at these 327, 355, and 383 Chevy small blocks as they get built up. more
383 Chevy Small Block Engine - All Dressed Up 383 Chevy Small Block Engine - All Dressed Up
11 Different Engine Looks For Every Budget And Taste more
Chevy Stroker 496 Big Block - Saturday Night Special Chevy Stroker 496 Big Block - Saturday Night Special
For some, racing is no fun when you're constantly wrenching on the motor. Think about it; the whole point of hitting the... more
406 Small Block Chevy Beehive Valve Springs Upgrade - Rev Happy 406 Small Block Chevy Beehive Valve Springs Upgrade - Rev Happy
Read about how to control the bounce in your engine with this article on upgrading your valvesprings with Comp Cams Beehive... more
Chevy Small Block Dyno Tests - Old School Meets New Chevy Small Block Dyno Tests - Old School Meets New
406ci Traditional Mouse Vs. Late-Model 402ci LS2 more
Chevy Small Block History - The Best Things Come In Small Packages Chevy Small Block History - The Best Things Come In Small Packages
Check out the history of the small block Chevy engine which dates back over 50 years ago. more
Around the Block Around the Block
Around the Block more
1974 Chevy Camaro Quadrajet Rebuild - Special Q 1974 Chevy Camaro Quadrajet Rebuild - Special Q
During its years of creating mechanical fuel-delivery systems for GM vehicles, The Rochester Products Division certainly... more
Tuning Engine Compression - Crank It! Tuning Engine Compression - Crank It!
Read the tech article on Tuning Engine Compression. more
Quench Quest Quench Quest
The more we learn about engines, the more it becomes apparent that every detail is important when building a high-performance... more
Plugged In And Ready Plugged In And Ready
At the beginning of any complete engine buildup, the block needs to be cleaned. Serious engine-builders know that hot... more
Chevy Camaro 305 Engine Rebuild - My Generation Camaro, Part V Chevy Camaro 305 Engine Rebuild - My Generation Camaro, Part V
Our pocket-change performer Camaro is back. After a quick hiatus that Tim Moore spent thrashing on a new motor, we're now... more
Balancing Act Balancing Act
You have just yanked the motor out of the engine bay, and it’s ready for a rebuild. As you begin to disassemble the... more
The Damper Dance The Damper Dance
It looks like a round lump of iron sitting on the end of the crankshaft. Some think it's there as a convenient place to check... more
Clearance to Run Clearance to Run
One or two thousandths of an inch extra doesn't sound like much, but it can mean the difference between life and death for... more
1969 Chevy Camaro Small Block Engine Buildup - Thrasher Camaro Part II 1969 Chevy Camaro Small Block Engine Buildup - Thrasher Camaro Part II
I like broad powerbands because there is nothing better for street driving or endurance racing, which is what I like to do.... more
Rod-Bolt School Rod-Bolt School
Engine-building myth shattered: Connecting-rod bolts rarely fail. Or, more accurately, they’re rarely to blame when... 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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