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May 20, 2020, Markham Hislop

Markham interviews Chris Webb, owner of Victoria-based Webb Motorworks, about his prototype electricified hotrod, a 1968 Camaro musclecar. But get this. The electric motor is hidden inside a hollowed out small block Chevy engine! And the motor bolts right up to the original transmission!
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It is a bolt-on motor, which is brilliant.
Webb Motorworks is a Canadian Company based out of Victoria, British Coloumbia. They are really famous for their flathead conversions which allowed hotrodders to convert their small block chevy into a sidevalve V8, V12 or V16.

June 2, 2020, Benjamin Hunting

The idea of engine swaps in classic cars is as old as the first hot rodder who decided they wanted big speed in a package that simply wasn't available from the factory. There are of course many different reasons to stuff a newer replacement motor under the hood of an older model—ranging from more power, to improved mpgs, to reliability—but the common thread linking almost every one of these projects is the desire to keep enjoying a classic vehicle in a constantly changing world.

If you’ve never heard of Webb Motorworks in Victoria, BC, well, you’re probably not alone. Not a big name like Edelbrock or Holley, Webb is a small manufacturer of performance parts.

June 2020, Kian Heagney

Canadian hotrodder Chris Webb made something of a career out of taking the ubiquitous small-block Chevy and disguising it as something it’s not. He is most famous for his line of flathead conversions, which allow punters to dress up the humble SBC as either a side-valve V8, V12, or V16. The idea is to get the classic looks of a flathead engine with the horsepower and reliability of the more modern Chev.

Webb Motorworks is a Canadian Company based out of Victoria, British Coloumbia. They are really famous for their flathead conversions which allowed hotrodders to convert their small block chevy into a sidevalve V8, V12 or V16.

New kit lets EV conversion fans keep the gas-engine look while going emissions-free

CANADIAN hot rodder Chris Webb has made something of a career out of taking the ubiquitous small-block Chev and disguising it as something it’s not.

You know hot rodders would turn their noses up at an electric motor in a hot rod. Hot rods are all about loud and fast V8s with gobs of power. You might be able to get an electric motor to give lots of power for go-fast action. But loud and seeing a V8 nestled between the frame rail? Never going to happen with an electric motor. But one builder is working on the visuals of running an electric motor. He’s hiding an electric motor in what will look like the hot rodder’s favorite; a small-block Chevy V8. With 257 lb-ft of torque, when this project is finished it will make smokey burnouts all day long. 

BY JAMES GILBOY MAY 2, 2020

"It looks like a perfectly normal, twin-engined rat rod...until you realize the front V8 isn't making a peep."

VIDEO: AN ELECTRIC SMALL-BLOCK CHEVY V8?

Posted on May 3, 2020 by MCG

"Chris Webb of Webb Motorworks has done the unfathomable: He’s converted the beloved small-block Chevy V8 into an all-electric vehicle propulsion module."

LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING – DOUBLE TAKE WITH WEBB FLAT HEADS

 TREVOR ANDERSON SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

"When we came across images of Chris Webb’s flat head engines we were aghast, the spell worked on us too. For these engines are not as they appear, instead some handy craftsmanship and devious packaging brings retro looks to modern power."

PAUL MARTINEZ NOVEMBER 2015

The 2015 edition drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers to the Las Vegas Convention centre for the four day event which took place November 3-6. The displays are divided into 12 categories and this years new product showcase featured 2500 newly introduced parts, tools and components. the Sema Show provides attendees with educational seminars product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities plus over 15,00 show vehicles on display.

ARNOLD LIM DECEMBER 1, 2015

The self-proclaimed gearhead’s tinkering in his hobby garage turned into long hours for this project, following a phone call from his cousin, Chris Webb of Victoria.

 MIKE MAGDA NOVEMBER 09, 2015

Webb Motorworks has “Webb Flatty” kits that will give a small-block Chevy the appearance of a Ford V8 or V12 flathead. It’s basically a cocoon for the Chevy with cast parts surrounding the top half of the engine. The kits come with water pumps and distributorless ignition. The exhaust plate even allows for a Flathead T-style exhaust manifold. On display was a V12 model. The intake manifold is designed so that working carbs are mounted on top and flow to a 3×2 intake mounted on the Chevy. There’s also a crankshaft extension to drive the accessories.

JESSE BOWERS NOVEMBER 06, 2015

"As a fuel tank, this oil drum is cooler than a beer keg. I learned it's aged vintage look is deliberate, and wow, did they do a great job."

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