Why is this blog here now SBCv8 chevy small block
Why is this blog here SBCv8 chevy small block? I am creating this blog for a few reasons. The main one being I have a great love for the small block Chevy engines. Its amazing to see the variety of the engines you can buy, build or recover from the junk yard. 190 hp high mileage torque monsters to 1500 hp twin turbo beast the sbc can fill the hole under the hood of all most any hot rod, sports car or cruiser.
In this site you will find ways to make your engine stronger, faster and live longer than the next guy. I am striving to provide all the information possible. Along with the math, parts and skills needed to make a strong sbc that can serve your needs.
Parts: there are so many parts for performance. Rebuilding the small block chevy it can be hard to judge what is best for your engine and for your needs. Not all engines will need to turn 10K rpm or take twenty pounds of boost without flying apart. Still important to buy the correct parts for your goals and your budget.
Skills: The sbc can be easy to built with simple hand tools some basic skills. Machine shops can provide most of everything you do not have but its best to know what block is good for a rebuild and what blocks should be left where they sit. Often the difference between a cheap build and a costly one is extensive machine work that could have been avoided by picking a block in good shape from the beginning.
Whats in the math
Math: If you have the skills then the math that governs the principles of the engines power are most important. Many things can be done but not everything is with in every budget or racing rules or regulations of the state in which you live. With the correct math done long before your hands get dirty your build will be more successful than one that is not planned out in great detail. Simple as things may be, not every build can reach every goal. A few taps on the old calculator will bring you success without trail and error.
The most important thing to remember is every engine two stroke or four and every design v8 to single cylinder use math as a bases of the build. Simple mathematical principles control all aspects of an engine. Without jumping into the shop or spending a single dollar. It seems many shops are determined to tell us that there are secrets that only they now. But in truth the small block chevy has nothing to hide. GM designed them with simple math equations. Those equations to keep them alive and making long lasting power for over 60 years.
With that said
You certainly dont need to crunch all the numbers to build and amazing sbc v8. Most people with simple common goals and requirements will be able to build a pretty strong motor without much work. Its amazing how well these motors respond to mods. With a good cam intake heads headers and carb will make a bunch of hp. Many great SBC are built every day with great success.