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I do like many of Chevy's small and and (some) large block engines... You CAN do a LOT with them.

I think there are four engines that can be built entirely from aftermarket parts: SBC, BBC, Mopar Hemi, and VW bug. Are there others?


I don't know about building entirely from aftermarket products...
I haven't seen too many aftermarket blocks, though I have seen seasoned blueprinted blocks. I have seen some heads and a number of connecting rods, pistons, rocker arms and a LOT of intake manifolds, camshafts and exhaust headers, along with tweaked computers, fuel pumps and air intake systems.

Chrysler's 318, 340 and 360 small-block engines have a reasonable amount of aftermarket products available. Their 383 was a good engine that had a reasonable amount of aftermarket products available.

Ford's small block 289/301 is probably one of its most versatile engines (though they also produced some very decent large block engines) - but Ford is not known for standardizing parts... The difference between Ford's and GM's standardization in manufacturing reminds me of the difference between Remington and Winchester in firearms.

There are even a lot of alternatives and things you can do with a Nissan Z car
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