The Generation 3 was a good engine however even though im young at the age of 28 I gotta stick with the generation 1 smallblock. Easy to work on ,Easy to beef up and parts out the wazoo. Years of proven excelence
It's hard to beat the good ol 350 pleanty of parts and ton's to work with as in high performance.
Who can forget the 283 ? IT made the 57 chevy what it was nothing like a good old powerpack engine
There were Impala's that had 327's that would eat the pavement with there tires and high compression. Very under rated motor.
As of course the 400 not many think of the 400 however machine it a little and you have a hell of a motor especially when stuck between the fenders of a Nova or something small.
there is this guy in the 3rd gen section of this site that is obsessed with the idea his tbi 305 is a much better engine than the ls1, its pretty funny.[/QUOTE]
the 305 is the only gen1 im not fond of or anything TBI to be exact. I expect to see this thread mainly stuck with Gen3 and 4 because thats mainly what folks are going to be used to knowing a lot of since our late model Fbodies have rocked these engines for the past 10 years however gen1 continues to Roll and has done just that for the past 54 years.
283 came in 57 the 55 came with the first V8 small block as the 265 hit the road.