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I was looking at some old Corvette Brouchres from the mid 80's and up and was wondering how long has the corvette used the "350" V8? I know the first Corvette "53 and 54" were 6 cyl. but was 55' the first year for the 350? I feel a little embarassed not knowing this for being a Corvette fanatic.
 

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Patrick96LT4 said:
The '69 (shark generation) Stingray was the first to have a 350 cu motor....

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In between the 1953-54 6-cylinders and the 1969 350 there were a whole lot of amazing small-block engines (not to mention the big-blocks :D ) in a wide variety of horsepower levels.

- 265
- 283
- 327

There's a lot to know about the very long and illustrious history of the Chevy small-block. It's worth the effort.

Teaser - What was the first north american engine to achieve 1 horsepower per cubic inch, and when?
 

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Teaser - What was the first north american engine to achieve 1 horsepower per cubic inch, and when?
Technically the 1957 Chevy 283 with the Fuel injection setup was the first to acheive 1hp/cid. It made 283 hp.

But (and like the C5, it's a big but) in 1956 Chrysler made more than 1hp/cid with the 354 Hemi. It made 355 hp.

So Chevy was the first to make 1:1, Chrysler was the first to make more than 1:1
 

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Teaser - What was the first north american engine to achieve 1 horsepower per cubic inch, and when?

The 1957 Corvette was the first mass produced American automobile to offer 1 horsepower per cubic inch of engine displacement (283hp/283ci).

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