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How To Build a Chevy 383 Stroker – Part 1: Block & Crank

This is a new multi part series on how to assemble a small block Chevy 383 stroker motor (actually it is an internal combustion engine – “motors” are electric – but I digress LOL). MOST of the assembly applies to any small block engine. I have divided up the assembly procedure into many parts so

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5 Best Unknown V8 Engines From The Muscle Car Era

Everyone has heard of the Chrysler 426 Hemi, Chevrolet LS6 454, Buick Stage-1 455, Pontiac 455 HO, Oldsmobile W-30 455, and Ford 427 large displacement V8s. These were some of the biggest legends of the original muscle car era. However there are some small to medium displacement high performance V8s that have been forgotten over

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How to Assemble a Chevy Engine Part 1

This video will show you how to assemble a Chevy engine (or any engine) starting from the basic block. It goes through installing the crankshaft, checking for the right clearences using plastic gage, installing the rings on the pistons, installling the piston in the block, checking the rod bearing clearence, torquing all the bolts to

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Flatplane vs Crossplane V8 Engine – Explained

Flatplane vs Crossplane V8 engines. Foreign vs. domestic. What is a flatplane crankshaft? What is a crossplane crankshaft? These engines get their names from the design of the crankshaft, and have key distinct differences. Flatplane engines have the primary forces balanced out, so the crankshaft can be light and fast revving. Crossplane V8 engines have

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