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A short block consists of the block, crank pistons, rods, oil pump and sometimes a cam, and timing chain.

A Long block has the block, crank, pistons, rods, oil pump, cam, timing chain, heads, lifters usually rockers.

Usually the long block does not come with an intake manifold, valve covers, oil pan or timing chain cover.
 

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brinky said:
so basicly its the same engine, just what it comes on it when u buy it?
Well, no it's how complete it is when you buy it.
 
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