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Re: long block/small block question
its confusing terminology.
Short block Vs long block
these terms are used when buying rebuilt engine blocks, short blocks are simply a freshly machined and assembled block with crank/pistions
a long block, is fitted with cam/heads, all of theat stuff.
they are basically terms of 'completetion' long being more complete than short
small block Vs Big block engines.
small blocks are diminsionally smaller ( physical size the Cubic Inch Displacemtn might actually overlap)
small blocks, Chevy 283,305,,327,350,400
Big blocks Chevy 396,400,427,454
if your freind has a long block 350, its a small block chevy thats been rebuilt and needs just intake carb, and small stuff to complete and run.
hope this helps, and not confuses, its a commmon quiestion, Ive asked it too!
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