Looking for barrel checy intakes cast iron in Canada? Read on for facts and info on barrel chevy intakes of cast iron in Canada…
Chevrolet is a popular company involved in the production of high standard vehicles. If you are in need of a replacement barrel Chevy intake in cast iron then you will easily be able to find it here in Canada.
The Chevrolet Small Block Engine
The original Chevy Small Block was the 265 available in the 1955 Chevrolet Corvette and Bel-Air. This 265 cubic inch (4.3 liter) displacement V-8 engine had a smaller cast-iron block than the Chevy large block “W’ series engines that were introduced in the 348 cubic inch (5.7 liter) size in 1958 and progressed to the famous 427 cubic inch (7.0 liter) 1963 model.
The Chevy Small Block remained in production in different guises until 2002 and the modern LS engine is also a descendant. The original engine was quickly adopted by stock car racers due to its excellent power-to-weight ratio and became famous as the “Mighty Mouse” motor. The 265 Small Block was bored out to 283 cubic inch (4.7 liter) in 1957 and was available with optional fuel injection that increased power to the much sought after one horsepower per cubic inch level. These engines gave good competition to Chrysler’s Hemi motors that were very popular with muscle car and stock racing enthusiasts. The 327 (5.4 liter) small block from 1962 was even more powerful.
However, the most famous small block has been the 350 (5.7 liter) model introduced in 1962 and still in production for custom use these days. It was the most widely produced small block and has been used in boats, airplanes, and commercial vehicles in addition to GM’s own sedans, station wagons, and sport coupes.
Carburetors for the Small Block
Although there were some implementations of fuel injection in the early models as mentioned above, the muscle car small block is always remembered with its multi-barreled carburetors. The original 265 had a twin-barrel carburetor standard and there was an option for a four-barreled Rochester carburetor for extra power. The 1956 Corvette had twin four-barreled carburetors in its most powerful versions. The 283 small block had the various carburetor options as well as the aforementioned fuel injection.
The original 350 engine, the L48, as well as other 1970s 350s used Rochester QuadraJet four-barreled carburetors in most of its iterations from 1967 to 1980. The ultimate 350, the 1970-1972 LT1, used four-barreled Holley carburetors.
The Famous “Canada” Cast Chevy Barrel Intakes
There was a very famous carburetor that is sought after by people restoring old GM muscle cars. As mentioned above, the late 60s small block 350 engines were the most successful engine line produced by GM. The higher powered 327 and 350 models had a twin-barreled intake that had “Canada” cast on it. These intakes do not have port openings for exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) which is a method used to lower pollution. These non-EGR carburetors reduce the chance of vacuum leaks and the carburetors also polish off much better for displaying in car shows. The best of these intakes have casting numbers ending in “313” although the “467” models are also sought after.
Performance Enthusiasts prefer the early 70s 350 small block with the four-barreled Holleys but show car enthusiasts love the “Canada” cast dual-barrel intakes and will not use anything else.