Originally Posted by demarques_191
i appreciate everybodys opinions and sharing the knowledge and or stories.... i know the 327 was pretty stout back then but i guess in these new days people are running 355 and 383's , 406's all over the place....
back in the late 50s and early sixties (muscle car era) the best way or easiest wat to make more power was to make bigger engines. 348 became 409 with a few 427s. power to weight was also a consideration so 327 was stretched to 350.
Back in the early 60s,maybe some of the other guys remember better than me. GM built 5 x377 cube stroker small blocks for the vette racing program.I think they were put in a 63 vette?
over in Europe the Germans were well into developing fuel injection for their road cars and were able to find more power that way,better mileage was more important in Europe than here.
R&D will try many things and market some of the successes
The 350 chevy came out in 1967 in the Z-27 Camaro.not sure what the 396 was designated as?
the 302 of course was Z-28
sorry,useless bits of info tossed in a random order