I’m a fan of a 400 cubic inch small block, because we have one in our ’66 Bel Air wagon and because it is the biggest Chevrolet Small-Block that you could get from the factory. But are they a good performance platform? Should you go for the extra cubes? Or was this low performance combo not worth starting with? Watch the video from Richard Holdener and he’ll show you just how happy one of these can be with simple bolt on parts.
CAN A 400 CHEVY MAKE BIG POWER? DO CHEAP (LOW BUCK) INTAKES WORK AS WELL AS EXPENSIVE INTAKES? DOES A 400 SMALL BLOCK MAKE MORE THAN A 350? WHAT CAM SHOULD I RUN IN MY 400-INCH CHEVY? DO I NEEDED PORTED HEADS ON MY SMALL BLOCK 400? WHAT IS THE BEST CARB FOR MY SMALL BLOCK? HOW WELL DOES THE DART INTAKE WORK ON A SMALL BLOCK? WHY DON’T WE SEE MORE 400 SMALL BLOCK BUILDS? CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO WHERE I BUILT UP A 400-INCH SMALL BLOCK WITH A HOT HYDRAULIC ROLLER CAM, CNC-PORTED DART HEADS AND MATCHING INTAKE TOPPED OFF WITH A HOLLEY 950 CARB. i THEN SHOWED THE RESULTS OF CARB TUNING, A CAM SWAP (TO SOLID ROLLER) AND AN INTAKE SWAP. I ALSO INCLUDED A WILSON 4-HOLE TAPERED COMBO CARB SPACER TEST!