we talked about other engine sizes, I would be typing for 45 minutes to write out ALL the CID combinations the small block Chevy mill had in V6 and V8 configurations (factory installed in cars & trucks, not afterwards "builts") from 1955....what was the smallest V8...265CID from 55ish and the 94-96 Caprice....and the smallest V6...the 200CID from the late 70's A & H bodies??? [/b][/quote]Originally posted by LakeMichigan+May 26 2004, 08:33 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (LakeMichigan @ May 26 2004, 08:33 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-MelvinJ@May 26 2004, 07:11 PM
The 5.7 truck engine was one of the GenI smallblocks, along with the 5.0L, and the 4.3 V6 is basically a Gen1 5.7 with 2 cylinders chopped off. This engine was essentially replaced by the GenIII 5.3. The 5.3 makes more horsepower, although a bit less torque, and gets better mileage.
The 6.0L is also part of the newer GenIII family, and really didn't have a counterpart before 1999, unless you go back to the 70's and the 400 (6.6L) small block.
The 5.7 was a damn fine engine though. It easily outpowered the Ford and Dodge competition, and got better mileage to boot.
Originally posted by Winston@May 27 2004, 06:25 PM
The 6.0 litre is not a reworked 5.7. the 6.0 litre is the same 366 cu in motor GM has used for many years in their medium duty trucks, it has just been modified to work in the lighter models.