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Old 08-10-2010, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by cobalt327
Technically speaking, neither. It's either a "Mk. IV V8" or a "Small V8" (after the big blocks came out), according to the factory Chevrolet manual. The factory has used "400" to describe BOTH a BBC and a SBC.
But THANK YOU for making my point clear as glass for me!

Just as "BBC" and "SBC", etc. has become part of the vernacular, so has "400M". It has NADA to do w/"correctness"- neither factory has used these terms "officially"- it has EVERYTHING to do w/RECOGNITION.

Show me ONE guy who doesn't understand "400M" and I'll show you a tyro of epic proportion. Same as w/"SBC" or "BBC".

EDIT- You badmouthed Wiki pretty good. I am a Crankshaft Coalition Wiki "editor"- and PROUDLY so. What of it? So are many members here- that's how good, reliable, peer-reviewed info becomes available for public use. And, I see YOU are also a wiki “editor”, albeit w/but one to your credit. Better than none, I suppose. LOL

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