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What are some tips to rebuild a small-block Chevy?

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Tips for rebuiding a small block Chevrolet engine include inspecting the rods, pistons, timing chain and crankshaft before beginning the rebuild. Setting the cam at the right degree and installing cork valve cover gaskets is cheaper than installing steel core silicone valve cover gaskets. Consider using aluminum heads.

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Installing a vacuum advance during the small block Chevrolet engine rebuild gives the vehicle better fuel economy. Sealed bearings on the top and bottom of the distributor keep the distributor steady so that the engine produces a consistent spark regardless of the engine's rotations per minute. Consider adding a torsional vibration absorber to absorb rather than dampen engine vibrations.

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