Big Block V8

  1. Big Block V8

This term stands for engines that are both large in size and displacement. They were often the top of the line option for muscle cars.

Most commonly, the big block term refers to Chevrolet or GM powerplants with a displacement around and above 400 cubic inches. However, “big block” also designates the specific engine architecture that is different from the camshaft in the block type on small block engines.

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