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Old 04-13-2013, 08:58 PM
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Does anyone remember or know, did Chevrolet put a corvette type engine in the Bel Air? And if so what years? I assume it was an option, just curious. Thanks!!!
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Belair started in 1953/4...and ran at least 15 years I think.
Chevy had an SS 427 IN 68/69 I would guess they had to ..maybe changin a suffix in the serial number to .label it ..
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In 1957 they offered the 283 rated at 283 horsepower. The same engine that was available in the Corvette. The engine was Fuel Injected.
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Corvette engines were regularly offered in full size Chevy's, as well as other Chevrolet models.

From 55-59, any full size Chevy model (Impala, Bel Air, Biscayne, 210 & 150), could be ordered with any engine available in the Corvette. Anything from the Corvette's base 230 horse engine, up through the 290 hp fuelie. The same engines could also be ordered in wagons, sedan deliveries and the El Camino, too.

Chevrolet started offering the 348 "W" engines in the full size cars, in 1958. By 59, most people wanting full size high performance Chevys, were buying the 348's, instead of the more expensive and "exotic" 283 fuelies. For 1960 and 61, the only engine shared with the Corvette, was the single four barrel 283/230.

From 62-64, the 327 250 and 300 horse engines, were available in both Corvettes, and all full size Chevys. The 327 250 and 300 were also available in all 64 Chevelles, and supposedly a couple 64 Chevelles may have been built with the Corvette 327/365.

In 65, the Corvette 327 250 and 300 were again offered in all full size Chevy's, as was the Corvette's new 396/425. 65 Chevelles could be ordered with the 327 250, 300 and 350 hp versions. For the first time in 1965, the Chevy II/Nova line, was available with the 327 250 and 300.

In 66, only the 327/300 and the 427/425, were shared by the Corvette and the full size Chevy's. The 327/350 was the only Corvette engine offered in Chevelles and Novas, for 1966.

The 427/425, was the only Corvette engine offered in the 67 full size Chevy. No Corvette engines were offered in 67 Chevelle's and Nova's, though supposedly a couple 67 Novas, may have been built with the 327/350.

For 1968, no Corvette engines were installed in any other Chevrolet line, though the full size car's 427/385, was basically the same engine as the Corvette's 427/390.

Starting in 1969, the Corvette's base 350/300, was offered in all of the other Chevrolet lines, including the full size car, Chevelle, Nova, Camaro, El Camino and pick-ups. The L-48 350, continued to be offered across all of the Chevrolet lines, through the late 70's. The 427/390 was available in both the Corvette and full size.

From 70 on, Corvette 454's, were also available in full size Chevy's and Chevelles, and the Z-28 continued to use the Corvette LT-1.
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Didnt the black widows of 1957 have the fuel injected 327?
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Originally Posted by cuisinartvette View Post
Didnt the black widows of 1957 have the fuel injected 327?
I believe they had the 283/283 fuelie
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