5 Advantages of the Overhead Valve/Cam in Block/Pushrod Engine

Numerous engines designs have come and gone, but American pushrod V8s, like the Small Block Chevy and LS1, have been a mainstay for well over 60 years. It is easy to get caught up in exotic overhead cam engine design with less reciprocating mass and camshafts galore, but the tried and true pushrod V8 still rules the streets, and many race classes. Both engine configurations have their advantages, but here's why the pushrod engine still reigns supreme.

By Joseph Coelho - May 18, 2017