I even saw a couple of wicked cool elephants at the SEMA show too. It isn't widely known or even talked about today, but the small block Chevy being nicknamed a "mouse" and the big block Chevy being a "rat" (cause a rat is bigger than a mouse) goes back to 1964 and the 426ci Hemi. That year, the 426 was the biggest (both in displacement and physical size) engine in NASCAR and its size earned it the nickname "The Elephant". The small block Chevy engine eventually got the monkier "mouse" because elephants are supposedly afraid of mice. Just a bit of trivia for ya. Regardless of trivia, I doubt either of these engines care anything about any rodent.
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