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Chevy Small Block Steal

Mouse motor fans - $2,900 with chrome covers. Such a deal...

by on Mar.23, 2010

Some assembly required...

GM Performance Parts has just added a new 350 cubic- inch engine with an aluminum intake manifold and a chrome “dress-up” kit to the its best-selling small-block package.

The legendary engine is built with all-new parts, and has an MSRP of $2,900.

The package includes a “high-flow” intake manifold, chrome valve covers, chrome air cleaner, chrome timing chain cover, chrome breather cap, along with the necessary hardware, gaskets and installation instructions – some assembly required.

GMPP recommends using a Holley 670-cfm carburetor (GMPP number 19170092, and not included.) to obtain the rated power levels of 290 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 332 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,750 rpm.

Yes, boys and girls before electronic ignition, fuel injection and now sometimes sticking electronic pedals linked to a computer with its own mind, the accelerator was connected  – mechanically – to a carburetor, which used the Venturi effect to feed the engine. How quant. Moreover, how reliable.

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Souped Up!

Inside this ‘merican V8, there are four-bolt-main bearings and aluminum pistons that deliver an 8.5:1 compression ratio for pump gas compatibility in these days of questionable fuel. (Lots of room here for improvement, hot rodders.) The GMPP part number 19244450.   (more…)