Classic Chevy Engines and Engine Parts

The engine in your classic Chevy has many parts. Their jobs are vital to how well that car or truck you love runs. So, what are the major parts of an engine and what do they do?

  • Intake valves regulate the ratio of air to fuel in the engine
  • Pistons pressurize the gas and oxygen mix
  • Spark plugs ignite the mix, causing combustion
  • Exhaust valves regulate the resulting fumes
  • Valve covers protect both valve sets
  • The camshaft helps coordinate the activities of the valves
  • The cylinder head helps keep gases and motor oil from seeping out
  • The crankshaft turns engine power into rotational motion
  • The drive shafts and transmission use that motion to turn the wheels and tires
  • The oil sump or oil pan stores engine oil, which is used to lubricate everything

Of course, plenty of other components ensure the engine works right. For instance, there's a pulley that works with the water pump and radiator, a clutch pedal and flywheel work with a manual transmission, and harmonic balancers work with the crankshaft and reduce operational vibration. There are even frame brackets and motor mounts keep it all in place.

When any stop working, however, your Check Engine light may turn on, and engine problems will almost always follow. Signs of them include:

  • Emissions increases
  • Dropping fuel economy
  • Issues speeding up
  • Longer warm-up times
  • Rougher idling
  • Stalls
  • The inability to start your vehicle at all

An engine inspection should give you a better idea of what's going on. Plug in a code reader and evaluate results. If they suggest you need to replace an engine component or two, you've come to the right auto parts store.

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Parts

1963-66 C10 Clutch Linkage Z-Bar 250,292,283,327
Part Number: 160025
Description: 1963-66 C10 Clutch Linkage Z-Bar 250,292,283,327 1963-66 C10 Clutch Linkage Z-Bar 250,292,283,327 More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1955-1962 Belair/150/210 V8 Bell Housing Dust Shield (pan)
Part Number: 3704923
Description: 1955 1962 B1 B2 BELLHOUSING DUST COVER (LOWER) 1955-1962 Belair/150/210 V8 Bell Housing Dust Shield (pan) More Info
$62.98
$62.98
1968-1969 Brake & Clutch Pedal Bumper Set
Part Number: 1058-S
Description: Bumpers Brake & Clutch Pedal Bumper Set Bumpers Brake & Clutch Pedal Bumper Set 1968-1969 Brake & Clutch Pedal Bumper Set More Info
$2.77
$2.77
1969-1971 BB
Part Number: 102R
Description: Motor Mount Motor Mount 1969-1971 BB More Info
$20.25
$20.25
1973-87 C10 Clutch Linkage Z-Bar 6 cyl & V8
Part Number: 160014
Description: 1973-87 C10 Clutch Linkage Z-Bar 6 cyl & V8 1973-87 C10 Clutch Linkage Z-Bar 6 cyl & V8 More Info
$38.12
$38.12
1960-72 C10 Clutch Pushrod Boot
Part Number: 90541
Description: 1960 1972 T2 CLUTCH PUSHROD BOOT 1960-72 C10 Clutch Pushrod Boot More Info
$7.88
$7.88
1973-87 Chevy Truck Upper Clutch Push Rod V8
Part Number: 160015
Description: 1973 1987 T2 UPPER CLUTCH PUSHROD V-8 1973-87 Chevy Truck Upper Clutch Push Rod V8 Pedal to Bellcrank More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1967-72 C10 Clutch Linkage Z-Bar 6 cylinder
Part Number: 160009
Description: 1967-72 C10 Clutch Linkage Z-Bar 6 cylinder 1967-72 C10 Clutch Linkage Z-Bar 6 cylinder More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1973-1977 All (exc. BB)
Part Number: 100R
Description: Mount Motor Mount (Except Big Block) Mount Motor Mount (Except Big Block) 1973-1977 All (exc. BB) More Info
$9.40
$9.40
1960-1972 Pan Bolt (correct)
Part Number: 1115R
Description: Bolt "tr" Head Mark Bolt "tr" Head Mark 1960-1972 Pan Bolt (correct) More Info
$0.96
$0.96
1972 C10 Big Block Engine Side Motor Mount
Part Number: 105R
Description: Motor Mount 1972 C10 Big Block Engine Side Motor Mount More Info
$13.95
$13.95
1955-57 Belair/150/210 Clutch Pedal Shaft Bushings (pair)
Part Number: 15594358
Description: 1955-57 Belair/150/210 Clutch Pedal Shaft Bushings (pair) 1955-57 Belair/150/210 Clutch Pedal Shaft Bushings (pair) More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1973-84 C10 Clutch Fork Pull Back Spring (each)
Part Number: 90792
Description: 1973-84 C10 Clutch Fork Pull Back Spring (each) 1973-84 C10 Clutch Fork Pull Back Spring (each) More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1968-1972 SB (exc. 69-72 350)
Part Number: 103R
Description: Motor Mount Motor Mount 1968-1972 SB (exc. 69-72 350) More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1967-72 C10 Clutch Linkage Upper Pedal to Bellcrank Pushrod
Part Number: 160027
Description: 1967-72 C10 Clutch Linkage Upper Pedal to Bellcrank Pushrod More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1965-1967 396/409/427 (OE non-safety type)
Part Number: 104C
Description: Motor Mount O.e. Non-safety Type Motor Mount O.e. Non-safety Type 1965-1967 396/409/427 (OE non-safety type) More Info
$9.63
$9.63
1973-84 C10 Clutch Fork Pull Back Spring (each)
Part Number: 90793
Description: 1973-84 C10 Clutch Fork Pull Back Spring (each) 1973-84 C10 Clutch Fork Pull Back Spring (each) More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1967-1972 C10/ GMC V8, small block, engine perch set
Part Number: 849743
Description: 1967-1972 Chevrolet and GMC pickup, Suburban, Blazer and Jimmy V8, small block, engine perch set 1967-1972 C10/ GMC V8, small... More Info
$94.50
$94.50
1963-66 C10 V-8 Clutch linkage pedal to bellcrank pushrod
Part Number: 160028
Description: 1963-66 C10 V-8 Clutch linkage pedal to bellcrank pushrod 1963-66 C10 V-8 Clutch linkage pedal to bellcrank pushrod More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale
1965-1967 Camaro/Chevelle/El Camino/Full Size V8 Bypass Valve Bolt (2 req)
Part Number: 100111
Description: Bolt "delta" Headmark Bolt "delta" Headmark 1965-1967 Camaro/Chevelle/El Camino/Full Size V8 Bypass Valve Bolt (2 req) More Info
Not For Sale
Not For Sale