Chevrolet Small-Block V8 Engine Rebuild Time-lapse

Chevrolet Small-Block V8 Engine Rebuild Time-lapse

The Chevrolet Small-Block V8 is the most wide range used engine with more than 60 years in service. This engine has been installed not just in muscle cars, but also in trucks, boats, vans, race machines and everything else that need to be powered by a petrol engine. In 1967, General Motors for the first time ever, have installed the 350 cubic inch or 5.7 liter L48 Small-Block V8 engine, factory rated at 295 horsepower in a Chevrolet Camaro.

chevrolet small-block v8 engine

Through the years as a part of a big family (General Motors), this engine has been produced with different power ratings and installed in Chevrolet, Pontiac, Cadillac, Oldsmobile and Buick. Of course, all those engines were marked with different code name, for example: L46, L48, L65, LM1, ZQ3, LT1, L82, L81, LT9, L83, L98, L05 and L31.

chevrolet small-block v8

Between 1970 and 1972 has been produced the most powerful version of this engine with the code name LT1. This is the ultimate 350 cubic inch or 5.7 liter Small-Block V8 engine, in combination with special aluminum intake and 780 CFM Holley Four-Barrel carburetor the LT1 is factory rated at 370 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque.

In honor of his 60 years of service this “short” time-lapse film was made, source: Hagerty Classic Cars

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