The Block is an Australian reality television show. The show sees four couples compete against each other to renovate a home in an apartment block and sell it at auction for the highest price.

The Block - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2003-06-01

The Block - LS based GM small-block engine - Netflix

Not to be confused with the Chevrolet small-block engine. The LS based GM small-block engine is the primary V-8 used in General Motors' line of rear-wheel-drive cars and trucks. Introduced in January 1995, it is a “clean sheet” design with only rod bearings, lifters, and bore spacing in common with the longstanding Chevrolet small block V8 that preceded it as the basis for GM small-block V8s. The basic LS variations use cast iron blocks, while performance editions are all aluminium with cast iron cylinder liners. The LS small-block has been manufactured in three Generations – III, IV, and V – with preceding Generations I and II of modular GM small-block engines having been based on the Chevrolet small-block V8 originally designed in 1955. GM recycled the “LT” designation beginning with the LS Generation V “LT1” in 2014. Several versions of the LS were used in the Chevrolet Corvette, beginning with the LS1 in 1997 through the LS9 and others in 2013. Variants of the LT version of the GM small-block have been used since.

The Block - LC9 - Netflix

The Vortec 5300 LC9 (VIN code "7”) is the aluminum block Flex-Fuel version of the LH6, and is found in 4WD models. SUV applications are rated at 320 hp (239 kW) @ 5400 rpm and 335 lb⋅ft (454 N⋅m) @ 4000 rpm of torque. Pickup truck applications are rated at 315 hp (235 kW) @ 5300 rpm and 335 lb⋅ft (454 N⋅m) @ 4000 rpm of torque. Variable valve timing was added for the 2010 model year. LC9 applications: 2007–2013 Chevrolet Avalanche 2007–2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2007–2014 Chevrolet Suburban 1/2 ton 2007–2013 GMC Sierra 1500 2007–2014 GMC Yukon XL 1/2 ton

The Block - References - Netflix