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Posted: Aug 26, 2020

What Kind of Engine Does a Chevy C10 Have?

The first generation of Chevy C10s were built from 1960 to 1966 and featured eight different engine options during that run. Five inline-six engines ranged in size from 230 cubic inches to 292 cubic inches. There was also a 5.0-liter V6 and two V8s, with the 327 cubic-inch V8 being the biggest. All of those pale in comparison to what OPTIMA Batteries PowerPro Ambassador and off-road racer RJ Anderson is installing in his '66 Chevy C10.

Anderson is installing an 800-horsepower, fire-breathing, 110 octane-guzzling, 434-cubic inch small block Ford from Kroyer Racing Engines, who also builds the engines for RJ's Pro2 trucks that race in the Lucas Oil Offroad Racing Series. We don't care about such brand blasphemy because our batteries will start anything and the 34M BLUETOP RJ is dropping in this truck will have no trouble turning over that engine. So why an old school C10?

If you follow RJ on Instagram, you'll find plenty of inspiration for this build, from his celebration burnout at Crandon to a similar build owned by Walker Evans. The truck itself was a gift from his dad for RJ's 26th birthday and he's been documenting the build on his YouTube channel. We can't wait to see the finished product!

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