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Which is it??

Long- short block.

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#1 Rich B.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:04 AM

http://www.automotiv...mall_block.html Now I'm confused, this was always my interpretation of these. After arriving here I was adamantly corrected. Pretty much a long block comes with all the parts and a short block doesn't. Must use components from old engine.

Can't believe all on this other forum I ran across don't know what their talking about, yet the definition holds up for the latter. It doesn't make any sense calling them long or short unless defining as overall added dimensions with parts or without?

So both defines are correct? Oh well "As the World Turns" lmao. Attached File  image.jpeg   30.22KB   0 downloads

But to now answer my own question. The difference is verbiage small block/short block big block/long block, interesting. Just think up stuff to put on here.

Edited by Rich B., 17 November 2017 - 05:34 AM.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:23 AM

 A long block has heads and valve train. A short block is short  because it is not as tall as a long block no heads on a short block.  Big block small block is less well defined . Some small blocks are bigger than some big blocks 400 SBC 396BBC.Some small blocks are the same as their big block brothers except for deck height. Short blocks and long blocks are well defined but some long blocks are dressed and some are undressed.

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