Quick Answer: What’S The Difference Between A 400 Small Block And A 400 Big Block?

Is a 400 small block a good motor?

Overall, the 400 SBC is a really good block.

They do come with a bit shorter connecting rods (5.565″ compared to 5.700″ for the 350) than do most of the other SBC engines out there..

What Litre is a 400 small block?

6.6 LReferred to as a “small-block” for its comparative size relative to the physically much larger Chevrolet big-block engines, The small block family spanned from 262 cu in (4.3 L) to 400 cu in (6.6 L) in displacement. Engineer Ed Cole is credited with leading the design for this engine.

Why is a 383 better than a 400?

The 383 is meant to be a higher compression engine, using either the 5.7″ or 6.0″ rods. 400 uses a 5.5″ rod. The less oversquare you have in an engine, the more torque that’s produced.

Will 327 heads fit on a 350?

They are perfect for a 350. Both the 327 and the 350 have a 4″ bore so they like the same heads. Old heads like that will have softer valve seats, so if you want them to last a long time, you should either replace the seats or run leaded gas in the engine.

How much horsepower does a small block 400 have?

401 hpIn case you missed the story, the best power numbers were gained with a set of GM Performance Parts Vortec heads supplied by Scoggin-Dickey, and even then the 400 small block Chevy managed only 401 hp and 458 lb-ft of torque.

Why is a 327 better than a 350?

A 327 with it’s shorter stroke would need shorter gears so it can GET to its revs, where a 350, with its slightly longer stroke and more torque output will pull a little taller gear than the 327 will.

What is the best small block Chevy engine?

The 327 L84 remained the most powerful Chevrolet small block production engine ever until the quad-cam LT5 came out in the 1990s. And it was the most powerful naturally-aspirated single-cam small block until the arrival of the LS6 engine in the early 2000s.

What’s the biggest small block Chevy engine?

LSX454The largest-displacement small-blocks ever produced by GM are the LSX454/LSX454R crate engines offered through Chevrolet Performance, at 454 cubic inches (7.4L); the largest-displacement small-block for a production vehicle is the 427-cubic-inch (7.0L) LS7 used currently in the Corvette Z06.

Is a 400 small block better than a 350?

A small block 350 and a 400 have an identical block design. Most accessories will fit either engine. The major difference is found in the casting numbers and the way they are balanced. Most 350 cubic inch engines are internally balanced whereas the 400 engines are not.

Is a big block better than a small block?

A big block engine is physically larger and weighs more than a small block. [4] Larger bores, longer strokes, bigger valves and ports can lead to truly astounding power production. If a small block is a quick and nimble welterweight boxer a big block can be devastating heavyweight.

Can you put 400 heads on a 350?

The only difference is that 400 heads have steam holes drilled in them for the 400 block. You can put 400 heads on a 350 but you should not put 350 heads on a 400 without drilling the steam holes.

What vehicles came with a 400 SBC?

The 400 small block Chevy was produced from 1970 until 1977. It was originally installed in big sedans and wagons, but later found its way into some trucks. I don’t believe it was ever put in the Chevelle or Camaro. A co-worker has a very healthy 400 in his ’88 Corvette.