1969-70 – 355 Small Block Chevrolet Engine, 5.8 litres

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Fully refurbished 355 cid small block Chevrolet engine, originally 5.4 litres.

1969-1970 cylinder block, 327 cid rebored .030″, decks milled .060″, ARP main cap bolts.

Cylinder heads “041” castings, unleaded exhaust valve seats, bronze guide liners.

Uprated oil pump, pickup, drive shaft.

Sump modified with windage screen and crank scraper, debris magnets.

Oil galleries and drainbacks enlarged and smoothed, oil jets added to timing gears and distributor gears.

Lightweight Corvette water pump, chrome pulley, brass core plugs.

Small diameter crank damper, ally pulley, flex plate with ARP bolts.

Eagle crankshaft, Eagle connecting rods, APR bolts, longer stroke giving 355 cid , 5.8 litres.

Keith Black Hypereutectic pistons, uprated rings, Cloyes True-Roller timing set.

Chevy L-79 camshaft (classic cam for this build), uprated cam followers and pushrods.

Rocker studs uprated to threaded items, high ratio rocker arms, Comp Cams valve springs, keepers, collets.

Manley stainless steel valves, exhaust valves increased to 1.60″, valve pockets gas flowed.

Uprated rocker covers, timing cover, fasteners, timing tab, breather and oil cap, stainless exhaust headers.

Lightweight uprated starter and alternator, Mallory billet distributor, MSD ignition and coil, 8mm plug leads.

New engine wiring loom, refurbished Edelbrock carburettor and inlet manifold (modified with plenum divider).

Estimated torque 380 lb.ft. at 3,800 rpm, bhp 360 bhp at 5,400.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”25033,25032,25031,25030,25029,25028,25027″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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