Muscle Car Engines

WE LOVE MUSCLE CAR ENGINES
At the core of every American Muscle Car is its engine. While some will argue this point, some muscle cars don't even have V8 engines. But most do. And there's nothing like a big American fire-breathing V8 to make you smile. The power, the torque, the smoothness yet the brutality of it, and of course that sound. There's nothing else like it. Below is our study of some of America's great muscle car engines, organized by make, then engine family. Enjoy.


Chevy Small Block V8-Gen I
1955-2003

The grandaddy of all American muscle car engines, Chevy's might Mouse Motor grew from a 265 to a 400, and that's just the first generation.


LS-series Chevy Small Block V8
2001-present
The modern-day small block makes more power with greater efficiency than ever before, with displacements all the way out to 427 cubes!

Chevy Big Block V8
From Gen I 348s and 409s all the way through Gen IV 454s, and everything in between. The mighty "Rat Motor" in all its glory. Pictures, specs, history & more.

Ford V8 Engines

From the ancient Flathead V8 of 1932, through the OHV V8s of the 50s thru the 90s & into the new Modular engine family of OHC, DOHC & supercharged V8s.

FORD V8 ENGINE FAMILIES:
Flathead V8, 1932-1953
Y-Block V8, 1932-1953
FE Big Block V8, 1960-1978
Windsor Small Block V8, 1962-2000
Boss 302 V8, 1962-1970
Modular V8, 1991 to present



MOPAR HEMI V8
Chrysler's iconic "Elephant Motor" in 3 generations from 1951 to the present.

Mopar LA Small Block V8

Chrysler followed the industry trend & introduced their own lightweight small block V8 in 1964, the LA-series V8. It stayed in production until 2003 & served as the basis for the Viper V10.

Check out these books about
MUSCLE CAR ENGINES



Chevrolet Engine Overhaul Manual (Haynes Techbook)



How to Rebuild Ford V-8 Engines



Big-Block Mopar Engines (How to Rebuild)



Catalog of Chevy V-8 Engine Casting Numbers 1955-1993 (Cars & Parts Magazine Matching Numbers Series)



4.6L & 5.4L Ford Engines: How to Rebuild - Revised Edition (Workbench)



Mopar Small-Block Engines: How to Build Max Performance (Performance How-to)



How to Rebuild Big-Block Chevy Engines



How to Build Max-Performance 4.6-Liter Ford Engines



Big Block Mopar Performance - High Performance and Racing Modifications for B & RB Series Engines




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GENERAL MOTORS
.....CHEVROLET
...............Camaro
...............Chevelle SS
...............El Camino SS
...............Corvette
...............Impala SS
...............Nova
...............Tri-Five Chevy (1955-1957)
...............Nomad (1955-1957)
...............Chevy Small Block V8
...............Chevy Big Block V8
.....PONTIAC
...............Firebird
...............Trans Am
...............GTO
...............Grand Prix
.....OLDSMOBILE
...............Olds 442
.....BUICK
...............Skylark GS/Grand Sport
...............Grand National/GNX
...............Riviera
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.....FORD
...............Mustang
...............Thunderbird
...............Fairlane
...............Torino
...............Galaxie
.....MERCURY Cougar
...............Ford Engines
.....SHELBY-AMERICAN
MOPAR/CHRYSLER PRODUCTS
.....DODGE
...............Challenger
...............Charger
...............Coronet
...............Super Bee
...............Viper
.....PLYMOUTH
...............Barracuda
...............Duster
...............Roadrunner
...............GTX
...............Superbird
AMERICAN MOTORS / AMC
..........Javelin/AMX
MODERN MUSCLE CARS, 2000 and newer
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