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difference between a big block and small block

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by cantac09, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Sep 30, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    cantac09

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    so i was watching pass time today and a guy had a ford 460 small block and in my boat i have a 460 big block and i dont know the difference is
     
  2. Sep 30, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    SoCal Tom

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    The term "block" refers to the exterior size of the engine block, not the internal displacement.

    A big block is physically larger than a small block. The terms don't necessarily have anything to do with the displacement of the engine.

    Big blocks generally have greater displacements than small blocks but that's not always the case.
     
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