Engine Specifications for a Stock 350 CU in a 1995 Chevy

by Justin Cupler

The 350-cubic-inch engine -- now known as the 5.7-liter -- began its life as an optional engine in the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. Since then, it has been used in many different styles of vehicles. The 1995 Chevy 350-cubic-inch engine come in three versions: low-compression, medium-compression and high-compression.

Low Compression

The low-compression version of the 1995 Chevrolet 350 was used in four vehicles: Suburban, G30 van, C/K3500 and C/K2500. It had a cylinder bore of 4 inches, a piston stroke of 3.48 inches and an 8.3:1 compression ratio. This engine produced 180 horsepower and 295 foot-pounds of torque.

Medium Compression

The medium-compression 1995 Chevy 350-cubic-inch engine saw use in only two vehicles: Tahoe and Suburban. This engine had the same 4-inch bore and 3.48-inch stroke as the low-compression model, but the compression rating was raised to 9.1:1. This 5.7-liter produced 200 horsepower and 310 foot-pounds of torque.

High Compression

The high-compression 350, also the high-performance version, saw use in four vehicles: Camaro Z28, Corvette, Caprice Classic Wagon and Impala SS. This version of the 350 retained the same 4-inch bore and 3.48-inch stroke as the low- and medium-compression models. The compression ratio was set at 10.5:1 on this model of the 350. The horsepower ranged from 260 to 300, and the torque ranged from 325 foot-pounds to 340 foot-pounds.

About the Author

Justin Cupler is a professional writer who has been published on several websites including CarsDirect and Autos.com. Cupler has worked in the professional automotive repair field as a technician and a manager since 2000. He has a certificate in broadcast journalism from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Cupler is currently studying mechanical engineering at Saint Petersburg College.

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