This was a test, this was only a test.
A poll about the "best V-8" and it turned into a discussion about SBC's.
I think in the history of the world there has not been a machine engine as sucessful as the SBC. Over 50 years old and the mainstay of countless models of GM.
Very very few flaws to mention(the 5-7 firing order which Comp Cams has fixed and the timing cover to pan which several aftermarket companies make two piece covers)
CI can vary from 265ci-400 factory.
Virtually equal length runners on the intake make for each cylinder sounding the same and making even HP, great intake and better than average exhaust ports. Supreme interchangeability! rear mount oil pump gotta love it!