The firing order of all small-block Chevy engines, including the 350, is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. The rotor under the distributor turns in a clockwise direction. General Motors numbers V8 cylinders in an alternating sequence with the number one cylinder at the front of the engine on the driver's side and the number two cylinder in the front passenger side location, according to BoxWrench.
Chevy small-block engines include several different sizes, with the greatest difference in the cylinder bore. Chevy's installation of its first 265-cubic-inch small-block engine in the 1955 Bel Air began an era in the automotive industry covering over 40 years, with this design finding use in every General Motors product line other than the Saturn.
The 1957 283-cubic-inch small-block engine with optional Rochester mechanical fuel injection holds the record as the first production engine to provide a full horsepower per cubic inch. The later 327-cubic-inch small-block engine increased the horsepower to 1.15 per inch.
The Chevy 350 V-8 is the best known of all small-block engines. It includes a 4.00-inch cylinder bore and a 3.48-inch stroke. It finds use in GM products ranging from sports cars to family wagons. The Chevy 350 powers commercial vehicles and boats. It holds the distinction as the most widely used of all small-block engines.Learn More
The firing order of the Ford 302 is 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8. The rotor direction under the distributor for this engine is counterclockwise. Ford numbers the cylinders sequentially from the front to back, with 1-4 on the driver's left and 5-8 on the right, according to BoxWrench.Full Answer >
There are several variations of the Chevy 350 engine that come with different horsepower ratings. Chevrolet indicates that the deluxe model of its small crate engine has 290 horsepower. Other Chevy models, such as the ZZ5, have up to 400 horsepower. Engines with more horsepower often have higher revolutions per minute; regardless of the engine, most can be modified to increase the horsepower.Full Answer >
The firing order for a Ford 351 Windsor is 1-3-5-7-2-6-5-4-8, which differs from most other V-8 engines the company manufactures. Ford numbers its cylinders beginning at the front left of the engine, with cylinders one through four on that side and five through eight on the right.Full Answer >
Chevy engine numbers are serial numbers located on the engine lock of Chevrolet vehicles. These number contain valuable information about where and when the engine was manufactured, as well as its capacity and statistics. Sometimes they also contain the VIN number of the vehicle in which they were originally installed.Full Answer >