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Mouse and Rat, Turbo-Fire and Turbo-Jet, Small Block and Big Block. While the application of electronic engine controls and forced induction may challenge the old saying, there is still truth to the cliché ‘there is no replacement for displacement’. The 1960s saw manufacturers building engines for their product lines that generally topped out near 450 to 460 cubic inches, but not necessarily divided into different engine families.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/05/10/chevy-engine-differences