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6.0 l Vortec Is it a SB or Big block?

6.0 l Vortec Is it a SB or Big block?

Postby ELVISDOGBREATH [OP] » Jan 16 2012, 5:34am

Sorry stupid ??? from a beginner.
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Re: 6.0 l Vortec Is it a SB or Big block?

Postby EX-F150 owner » Jan 16 2012, 6:05am

366 Cubic Inch small block
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Re: 6.0 l Vortec Is it a SB or Big block?

Postby SMOKE » Jan 16 2012, 6:21am

No such thing as a stupid question, its all good. Even the 427 in the Vette is a small block.
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Re: 6.0 l Vortec Is it a SB or Big block?

Postby ASTE25 » Jan 16 2012, 6:55am

If you do not know, it is off of a different design than the old small/big block configurations. The new design engine is basicly one design like the old small blocks were (multiple displacements in the same outside engine size/design). So, I would say it is the new "small block".
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Re: 6.0 l Vortec Is it a SB or Big block?

Postby ELVISDOGBREATH [OP] » Jan 16 2012, 3:25pm

Thx guys really appreciate the info
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Re: 6.0 l Vortec Is it a SB or Big block?

Postby benz604 » Jan 23 2012, 4:46pm

according to gm its a big block just a small one, 5.3 is their small block
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Re: 6.0 l Vortec Is it a SB or Big block?

Postby adams99z71 » Jan 23 2012, 10:24pm

idk ive heard that the 6.0 and 5.3 use the same block, just different crank and a hundred other parts.
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Re: 6.0 l Vortec Is it a SB or Big block?

Postby EX-F150 owner » Jan 24 2012, 12:43am

benz604 wrote:according to gm its a big block just a small one, 5.3 is their small block

A little more reasurch shows that the 6.0L had both, small block and big block configuration to it. It was a big block from the 60's until the mid 90's and was used in trucks and school buses.

The current 6.0L is indeed, a small block.

Thanks Benz, I did not know this until doing a little more research :)
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