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BluePrint 496 Big Block Chevy Crate Engine

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Specs
Rear Main Seal Style:
2-piece
Camshaft Type:
Hydraulic Flat Tappet
Piston Material:
Hypereutectic Aluminum
Crankshaft Material:
Cast Steel
Connecting Rod Material:
Forged 4340 Steel
Engine Displacement:
496
Horsepower:
480
Torque:
550
Warranty:
30 month/50,000 mile
Cylinder Head Material:
Cast Iron
Crate Engine Type:
Long Block
Maximum RPM:
5500
BluePrint 496 Big Block Chevy Crate Engine
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What's in the Box

This 496 B/B Chevy motor is a Speedway Exclusive! Machined and assembled at BluePrint Engines, each engine is dyno tested (includes individual dyno sheet) and comes with a 30 month/50,000 mile warranty. Each crate engine is built to crank out 480 hp @ 5200 rpm and 550 ft.-lbs. @ 4000 rpm. 

  • 480 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • 550 ft.-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
  • 4 bolt main .060" over block
  • Two piece rear seal, passenger side dipstick
  • New cast steel crankshaft externally balanced, 4.250" stroke
  • New 4340 forged connecting rods
  • Hypereutectic flat top pistons
  • 9:1 compression ratio
  • Rotating assembly balanced to within 2 grams
  • New 168 tooth flexplate
  • Chrome valve covers and timing cover
  • Power + Crosswind dual plane aluminum intake manifold
  • Melling high volume oil pump
  • GM cast iron oval port heads
  • Screw-in studs and guide plates
  • Hardened retainers and performance valve springs
  • Hydraulic flat tappet camshaft
  • New HEI distributor
  • 2500 stall converter recommended
Crate Engine Installation Guide

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Specs

Flat tappet hydraulic camshafts

Camshaft info

.556 Intake lift
.556 Exhaust lift

236 Intake duration at .050
236 Exhaust duration at .050

On a 110 deg lobe separation.

Warranties

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Product Q&A

24 questions : 25 answers

1 answers

can i throw this into a 91 GMC sierra ?

shawnathan
kansas
March 25, 2015

can i throw this into a 91 GMC sierra ?

Answers

March 25, 2015
EricM
Yes it can be done. As with any engine swap you will need to source the correct accessories and cross a few bridges as you go. Some of the 3/4 ton trucks in that year had a big block 454 installed from the factory.
1 answers

what's the size of the crank?

sixtaillights
nc
March 23, 2015

what's the size of the crank?

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March 24, 2015
EricM
The crankshaft in this engine has a 4.25" stroke. It is a brand new crankshaft so it is standard size on the main and rod journals.
1 answers

The oil pan that comes with it, is it stock or performance?

sixtaillights
December 02, 2014

The oil pan that comes with it, is it stock or performance?

Answers

December 02, 2014
EricM
This engine has a performance oil pan that has a small kick out on both sides for extra oil capacity.
1 answers

Can this engine be super charged

William39
September 12, 2014

Can this engine be super charged

Answers

September 15, 2014
EricM
This engine was not designed for a supercharger. Using a supercharger with it will void the warranty so use at your own risk.
1 answers

What is the max horsepower the block can withstand

William4305
September 10, 2014

What is the max horsepower the block can withstand

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September 11, 2014
EricM
This engine has a stock GM 4 bolt main block that is bored .060" over. There is no maximum horsepower rating on the block, however Blueprint uses aftermarket blocks for their big block Chevy engines that are 640 horsepower and above.
1 answers

What is the max horsepower the engine can make

William4305
September 10, 2014

What is the max horsepower the engine can make

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September 10, 2014
EricM
This engine makes a max of 480 horsepower at 5200 RPM.
1 answers

What's the max horsepower the engine can make

William39
September 09, 2014

What's the max horsepower the engine can make

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September 10, 2014
EricM
This engine makes a max of 480 horsepower at 5200 RPM.
1 answers

Can nitrous be added to this engine

William4305
September 08, 2014

Can nitrous be added to this engine

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September 09, 2014
EricM
This engine was not designed for nitrous. Using nitrous will void the warranty so use at your own risk.
1 answers

Can this engine be hooked up to nitrous

William4340
September 08, 2014

Can this engine be hooked up to nitrous

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September 09, 2014
EricM
This engine was not designed for nitrous. Using nitrous will void the warranty so use at your own risk.
1 answers

does this engine have a single timing chain or double?

sixtaillights
July 28, 2014

does this engine have a single timing chain or double?

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July 29, 2014
Travisp
According to the manufacture these motors are built with a double row timing chain.
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