The Truth About Cars » small block http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » small block http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com QOTD: Are Cross-Marque Engine Swaps Blasphemous? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/qotd-cross-marque-engine-swaps-blasphemous/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/qotd-cross-marque-engine-swaps-blasphemous/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1107937 I’m a big fan of goofy engine swaps, but I must admit that I get tired of seeing small-block Chevy engines in everything. Still, engine swapping is an American tradition that goes way back, and the rise of online discourse has led to a huge increase in the level of heretic-seeking, brand-loyal, anti-engine-swap sentiment in […]

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I’m a big fan of goofy engine swaps, but I must admit that I get tired of seeing small-block Chevy engines in everything. Still, engine swapping is an American tradition that goes way back, and the rise of online discourse has led to a huge increase in the level of heretic-seeking, brand-loyal, anti-engine-swap sentiment in […]

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Piston Slap: Flat Plane Crankshaft Design? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/piston-slap-flat-plane-crankshaft-design/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/piston-slap-flat-plane-crankshaft-design/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:37:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=956042   GCH writes: Sajeev: Could you/somebody please explain what a “flat plane crankshaft” is in the new Mustang GT350, and older Porsches and Ferraris? I have seen numerous references to it online and in print but nobody, including Wikipedia explains it in non-calculus terms. Sajeev answers: Dumbing it down sadly glosses over hundreds (thousands?) of […]

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  GCH writes: Sajeev: Could you/somebody please explain what a “flat plane crankshaft” is in the new Mustang GT350, and older Porsches and Ferraris? I have seen numerous references to it online and in print but nobody, including Wikipedia explains it in non-calculus terms. Sajeev answers: Dumbing it down sadly glosses over hundreds (thousands?) of […]

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Piston Slap: Deffo Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile! (Part II) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piston-slap-deffo-not-your-fathers-oldsmobile-part-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piston-slap-deffo-not-your-fathers-oldsmobile-part-ii/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:32:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=513081 Paul writes: Hello Sajeev, This is my second time writing in about my Oldsmobile. I solved the cooling problem with a mechanical fan, however now I am having another problem. As you may recall I swapped in a ZZ4 GM Performance 350 CI motor, and now it will “diesel” for awhile after I shut it […]

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Paul writes: Hello Sajeev, This is my second time writing in about my Oldsmobile. I solved the cooling problem with a mechanical fan, however now I am having another problem. As you may recall I swapped in a ZZ4 GM Performance 350 CI motor, and now it will “diesel” for awhile after I shut it […]

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The 350 Cubic Inch Debate: Is The Chevy Small Block The Only Answer? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/the-350-cubic-inch-debate-is-the-chevy-small-block-the-only-answer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/the-350-cubic-inch-debate-is-the-chevy-small-block-the-only-answer/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 16:52:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496516 The default power choice for many resto-mods is the popular 350 from the General. They are plentiful, affordable and can be built into a beast of a motor. But for many non-General car guys, the idea of a Chevy engine under the hood of their non-General Motors ride is simply a great reason to run […]

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The default power choice for many resto-mods is the popular 350 from the General. They are plentiful, affordable and can be built into a beast of a motor. But for many non-General car guys, the idea of a Chevy engine under the hood of their non-General Motors ride is simply a great reason to run […]

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Piston Slap: Deffo Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/piston-slap-deffo-not-your-fathers-oldsmobile/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/piston-slap-deffo-not-your-fathers-oldsmobile/#comments Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=475421 Paul writes: Long time listener, first time caller. I have a 1982 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham, that last summer I ripped the 307 out of. It now has a Chevy ZZ4 crate motor, backed by a TH 350 transmission. (Gasp! My hero!!! – SM) My problem now is the car overheats if it is sitting […]

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Paul writes: Long time listener, first time caller. I have a 1982 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham, that last summer I ripped the 307 out of. It now has a Chevy ZZ4 crate motor, backed by a TH 350 transmission. (Gasp! My hero!!! – SM) My problem now is the car overheats if it is sitting […]

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