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Old 05-28-2012, 02:19 AM
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Haha thanks all for your help!!!!! When i get my engine out and the 318 in i will let yall Know how its going and ill be sure to take A lot of pictures
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Small block and big block patterns ARE different, but even the V10 is based on the small block. Nobody's talking about a big block swap here.
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Small block and big block patterns ARE different, but even the V10 is based on the small block. Nobody's talking about a big block swap here.
I know that, just one of the other statesments you said the 3.9,5.2, and 5.9 block were the same bolt pattern. I was saying the 5.2 and 5.9 are different.
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And you are wrong. The three blocks have identical bellhousing bolt patterns.
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And you are wrong. The three blocks have identical bellhousing bolt patterns.
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Once again. The photo is correct. Big block (B/RB) and small block (A/LA). That is not in dispute. The three blocks in question are the 3.9, 5.2, and 5.9. ALL THREE are from the smallblock LA family. The 5.9 IS NOT a big block. The 5.9 Magnum is part of the A/LA family. That makes it the same as the 3.9 and 5.2 in a familial sense, including the bellhousing bolt pattern. The big blocks of the B/RB family include the late 50's 350 through the last of the 440's. I don't know how much clearer I can make it.
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Once again. The photo is correct. Big block (B/RB) and small block (A/LA). That is not in dispute. The three blocks in question are the 3.9, 5.2, and 5.9. ALL THREE are from the smallblock LA family. The 5.9 IS NOT a big block. The 5.9 Magnum is part of the A/LA family. That makes it the same as the 3.9 and 5.2 in a familial sense, including the bellhousing bolt pattern. The big blocks of the B/RB family include the late 50's 350 through the last of the 440's. I don't know how much clearer I can make it.
So the bolt pattern is the same? I don't understand how the 360 isn't considered a big block? But yea I know it's not a dispute, I'm just trying to get my facts straight so this ways I don't spread misleading information like I did before. I'm not very familiar with the family and what bolts up with what 100% but I can rebuild them and redesign them, I'm more of the engineer then the tech.
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I dunno. Is it possibly an internal displacement vs external dimensions thing? Ummm, lemme see here. Okay, for example. Take a 5.2 (318) and open it up with bore and stroke to 390 cubes. That's big block displacement, but it's still a small block engine. The 360 is simply the largest displacement version of the LA small block.
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I dunno. Is it possibly an internal displacement vs external dimensions thing? Ummm, lemme see here. Okay, for example. Take a 5.2 (318) and open it up with bore and stroke to 390 cubes. That's big block displacement, but it's still a small block engine. The 360 is simply the largest displacement version of the LA small block.
Well yea it is a small block in terms of the casting but in terms of the displacement it's up there with big blocks. But I know that now what defines a engine to be a big block or small block isn't the displacement but the block dimensions as you said. What gets me is those people who believe that in order to get good numbers you need more displacement which just isn't true.
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