I came across an excellent article celebrating the birthday of this fantastic engine. Whether or not you are a gear head or a fan of another car maker, your life has been impacted by the small block Chevy V8.
It has powered family vehicles, hot rods, commercial vehicles, boats and even motorcycles. Revolutionary in its design, made possible by numerous advances in technology and fuels after WWII, the basic design of the engine is still being used in the modern version.
While most car companies have turned to the overhead cam engine designs to actuate the valves, the SBC V8 continues to use the push rod design and has managed to maintain an efficient and powerful engine that produces more torque than the OHC design.
Personally, I have owned numerous vehicles powered with the SBC V8 and have never had a problem with them.
May the “Mighty Mouse” engine live on for decades to come.
The article mentioned can be found HERE. It is well worth the read.