GMC V8 engine

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GMC shared some engines with other General Motors divisions. But like their straight-6, GMC also has its own line of V8 engines.

Non-GMC engines[edit]

Pontiac[edit]

Prior to developing their own engines, GMC used the Pontiac V8 engine. They used the Pontiac 287-cubic-inch (4.7 L) engine for 1955 and 316-cubic-inch (5.2 L) engine in 1956, but advertised the engines as the "GMC 288" and "GMC 316". They used Pontiac's 347-cubic-inch (5.7 L) in 1957. For 1958 and 1959, GMC reduced the bore of Pontiac's 370-cubic-inch (6.1 L) to 3.875 in (98.4 mm), resulting in a displacement of 336-cubic-inch (5.5 L). In Canada.

Chevrolet Small-Block[edit]

From 1955 through 1983, GMC shared Chevrolet's small-block V8. This came in 265, 283, 305, 327, 350, and 400-cubic-inch (4.3, 4.6, 5.3, 5.7, and 6.6 L) sizes.

Chevrolet Big-Block[edit]

GMC also shared Chevrolet's big-block from 1968 through 1990 The company used the 366, 396, 402, 427, 454, and 496 cubic inches (6.0, 6.5, 6.6, 7.0,7.4 and 8.1 L) versions.

GMC engines[edit]

GMC's own V8 was the 336-cubic-inch (5.5 L) OHV/pushrod engine. It used a 3.875 in (98.4 mm) bore and was produced only in 1958 and 1959.

While both the '58 and '59 GMC V8 engines were advertised as 336-cubic-inch (5.5 L), the '58 version was based on the Pontiac 370-cubic-inch (6.1 L), but with a smaller 3.875-inch bore giving 336.1 cubic inches (5,508 cc). The '59 version was based on Pontiac's 389-cubic-inch (6.4 L), but with a smaller 3.78-inch bore giving 336.9 cubic inches (5,521 cc).

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