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Car Craft Video Series | Episode 1: L8T-Swapped ’72 Chevy Nova

This time on the Car Craft video series, we venture into the world of direct injection and big-displacement modern engines that are readily available in the new and used marketplace. It used to be that one horsepower per cubic-inch was pretty impressive in a street car. Now your average pickup truck is sporting that kind of power without even trying hard. We're predicting Chevrolet's new L8T engine is going to be a very popular swap very soon. It displaces 6.6 liters, or 400 cubic inches, and is rated at 400 hp at 5,100 rpm and 464 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. The bore and stroke measure 4.060-inches and 3.860-inches respectively. The crankshaft is a forging, which is great for power-adder applications, and the connecting rods are also promising, with a forged powdered-metal construction. Follow along as we upgrade the drivetrain, suspension, and brakes in our three-part ’72 Nova build series. MotorTrend is the ultimate streaming destination for gearheads coupled with the latest automotive research and news. Get a fast, simple, and free car quote today ➡️ Follow MotorTrend for the latest! MotorTrend News: MotorTrend App: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: TikTok:
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