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Old 01-24-2007, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by TooMany2count
if ur going to tell the history of the Chevy V8 then lets tell ALL of it,from the 2nd paragraph here's a little more history on the Chevy V8 & 6's
Chevy's first V-8 engine was released in 1917. The 90-degree overhead-valve design debuted in the D-series, the last of the original long wheelbase cars. The eight-cylinder lasted only two years, as Chevrolet dropped these "large" power plants to develop four-cylinder versions. It would be 1929 before a six cylinder reappeared, and a V-8 wouldn't be available again until the introduction of the legendary small-block in 1955, 36 years later
They failed to mention the 1917 version was a TOTAL disaster! Possibly the worst engineered V-8 ever built until the Cadillac 4100............
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