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Old 02-24-2009, 08:12 PM
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Joe G is correct!
Thanks, Chris. That was an awesome trivia question.

I really had no idea that this was true until I crunched the numbers. And I would have never thought to do that if it wasn't for Brian's last post. Thanks Brian.

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What was the first Chevrolet V8 engine to have a 4 inch stroke?
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:23 PM
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Was it the 454?
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Was it the 454?
Nope. It was earlier than that.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:19 PM
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I figured it wouldn't be that easy. Im going to have to do some searching.
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327 had 4.00 bore and pre dated the big blocks
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:29 PM
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Ok I cant find the exact bore and stroke but im going to say the 1917 series D 288. Considering they didnt make another v8 till 55 thats the best I can come up with.
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V8 firing order

BTW, there are 90 degree V8 engines with different firing orders. If you have a flat plane crank like the special V8 engines in the BMW GTR race cars or in the V8 Lotus Esprit then the engine has a completely unique firing order. It is more like two 4 cylinder engines grafted together.

Most production 90 degree V8 engines have cross plane crankshafts.
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348 = 4.125" x 3.25" I think this one was the first
409 = 4.312" x 3.50"
366T = 3.935" x 3.76" 366 Truck Motor
396 = 4.096" x 3.76"
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Ok I cant find the exact bore and stroke but im going to say the 1917 series D 288. Considering they didnt make another v8 till 55 thats the best I can come up with.
That's right, Nova.

Tha first Chevy V8 with a 4" stroke was also the very first Chevy V8 - the 288" Series D (1917-1919).

Here are some specs on the Series D:

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BTW, there are 90 degree V8 engines with different firing orders. If you have a flat plane crank like the special V8 engines in the BMW GTR race cars or in the V8 Lotus Esprit then the engine has a completely unique firing order. It is more like two 4 cylinder engines grafted together.

Most production 90 degree V8 engines have cross plane crankshafts.
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Yeah I had forgot about the flat crank engines and I was not aware that BMW and lotus are using them in their production cars. Thanks for that piece of info.

I used to know a fellow that would cut a chevy SB crank and weld it back together flat. He said it was easier to balance. He also cut and re-welded the cam so that all eight pistons fired on the first rotation of the crank. He claimed that it made a better torque curve and caused less wheel spin on the dirt tracks because as he put it "It thumped on one rotation and coasted on the other." I never did get to see inside the distributor cap but I think he was firing two pistons at the same time. I didn't really see the need to do it because he was'nt any more competitive then the rest of us. But it sure did sound weird. In fact it sounded like a stampede of cattle running down the track and it did intimidate a lot of drivers.
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348 = 4.125" x 3.25" I think this one was the first
409 = 4.312" x 3.50"
366T = 3.935" x 3.76" 366 Truck Motor
396 = 4.096" x 3.76"
I got it backwards LOL. I'm going to bed!
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Thanks, Chris. That was an awesome trivia question.

I really had no idea that this was true until I crunched the numbers. And I would have never thought to do that if it wasn't for Brian's last post. Thanks Brian.

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Next question:

What was the first Chevrolet V8 engine to have a 4 inch stroke?
Notice how I get all the ones right that pertain to worthless information crammed inside of my brain and miss the ones that take real thinking?

When asked "how many inches in a mile?" Albert Einstein responded "Why would I want to use my brain to store information that can be found in the nearest reference book instead of using my brain to think?"



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Its late so I'll give you guys an easy one. What was the first car to break 100mph and in what year?
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April 29 or May 1, 1899-La Jamais Contente vehicle 100Km

July 21, 1904-Gobron Brilliť Gordon Bennett Cup 100mph
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yep gorbon brillie is the answer.

Its your floor torkmonster.
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