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Old 06-17-2011, 08:53 PM
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Great question, Cobalt.

While we're on the subject of the 1917 Chevrolet V8

Chevrolet discontinued their 55 HP V8 in 1918. It wasn't until what year that a Chevrolet car was produced with equal or greater horsepower?
I am going to have to dig for that one, seeing as how I am not extensively versed in pre war Chevy. You picked a good ? JG!

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Blue Flame Six, in 1934
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Did they call it a "Blue flame" back then?

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Blue Flame Six, in 1934
Close, but the year I am looking for was a bit earlier.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:53 AM
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Did they call it a "Blue flame" back then?

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First I recall that name appearing on an engine was for the 235 cid w/single 1 bbl carb, Powerglide-equipped hydraulic lifter 115 HP engine in '53. The 'Vette Blue Flame 150 got the three sidedraft Carter carbs and higher compression. These engines were rated at 150 HP. The '54 Blue Flame engines could be had w/the PG and had 125 HP or stick shift w/115 HP (or 136 HP w/PG or 123 HP w/3-speed, depending on who you ask).



As far back as '34 the name 'Blue Flame' was used in reference to the combustion chamber, but IIRC the name wasn't used on a particular engine until '53. They even painted the engines blue. I don't know when they stopped calling it Blue Flame.

The '32 194 cid I-6 made 60 HP.

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I have been a Chevy six fan for years and didn't remember that, cool.

I like the "Blue flame" name, always have.

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The '32 194 cid I-6 made 60 HP.
You got it...1932...

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You got it...1932...

The floor is yours, Sir.
OK... what American V8 used #8 instead of #1 for timing? And bonus points if you can name another engine that timed off of a cylinder other than #1.
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OK... what American V8 used #8 instead of #1 for timing? And bonus points if you can name another engine that timed off of a cylinder other than #1.
I'll give it a shot. International Harvester gasoline V8 truck engines like the 345.
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I'll give it a shot. International Harvester gasoline V8 truck engines like the 345.
Yep. Floor do be yours...
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Yep. Floor do be yours...
Ok, gotta think. When we think of a pushrod Hemi V8, we say Chrysler and its variants ( Dodge, Desoto )

What other production ( not conversion ) Hemi V8 was built?
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Aston Martin's famous DOHC (4 cams) V8 used a hemispherical chamber during the late 1960s through the late 1980s. Each cam controlled one set of valves, either a bank of intake valves or a bank of exhaust valves. The Aston Martin V8 5.3 L (5340 cc/325 in³) produced 315 hp
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Aston Martin's famous DOHC (4 cams) V8 used a hemispherical chamber during the late 1960s through the late 1980s. Each cam controlled one set of valves, either a bank of intake valves or a bank of exhaust valves. The Aston Martin V8 5.3 L (5340 cc/325 in³) produced 315 hp
Good guess, but Tadek Marek's masterpiece is pushrod free.

Looking for a pushrod Hemi.
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The '60s Ford 'cammer' had hemi combustion chambers as well
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The '60s Ford 'cammer' had hemi combustion chambers as well
Very true.

It looks like I'm gonna stump some people with this one!

We're looking for a pushrod Hemi, though.
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