351 Cleveland, Big block or small block
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Big Block or Small Block
#1
I want a poll.
Is the Cleveland and big block or small block.
What say you?

mike

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#2
Small Block

Larry
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#3
I am pretty sure it would be considered a small block, just the heads are big. I think the big blocks are the FE/FT series.
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#4
It is a small block if you feel the need to use such terminology.

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
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#5
In my circle of friends and at the dealership it was considered in the small block family. Big block was any FE/FT or 385 series (429/460).

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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#6
Small block. It has a shorter deck height than a 351W that everyone considers a small block. Chuck
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Jeff73Mach1;241928 Wrote:It is a small block if you feel the need to use such terminology.

Just a "friendly" discussion I am having with my mechanic.
He calls it a big block.

mike
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goodnigh;241938 Wrote:Just a "friendly" discussion I am having with my mechanic.
He calls it a big block.

mike

That's the only way some can explain why it runs so strong, especially chevy guys...



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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Don C;241945 Wrote:
goodnigh;241938 Wrote:Just a "friendly" discussion I am having with my mechanic.
He calls it a big block.

mike

That's the only way some can explain why it runs so strong, especially chevy guys...


Don C, I used to hear that all the time. Back in the day when I used to do a lot of "Late Night" drag racing, my pewter "M" code Mach 1 would run like something that had lost its mind. It was Very capable of holding it's own against most stock big block cars. The Mopar, GTO, etc fellows would just tell you "Good race, I'll get you next time". The Chevy guys with the 396/402 cars would cry about I should have outrun them since my 351C was a big block. The only thing changed on mine was a 3:50 locking rear, a high stall convertor, some distributor work and a Boss 351 intake. Nothing major, considering how strong some of those big blocks were and a lot of them were running the same mods I was!

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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goodnigh;241938 Wrote:
Jeff73Mach1;241928 Wrote:It is a small block if you feel the need to use such terminology.

Just a "friendly" discussion I am having with my mechanic.
He calls it a big block.

mike

I've heard it called a midblock. I generally consider it the 460's little brother, since they were both designed about the same time.
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