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BluePrint 496 Big Block Chevy Crate Engine

Rear Main Seal Style:
Camshaft Type:
Hydraulic Flat Tappet
Piston Material:
Hypereutectic Aluminum
Crankshaft Material:
Cast Steel
Connecting Rod Material:
Forged 4340 Steel
Engine Displacement:
30 month/50,000 mile
Cylinder Head Material:
Cast Iron
Crate Engine Type:
Long Block
Maximum RPM:
BluePrint 496 Big Block Chevy Crate Engine
Product Video
BluePrint 496 Big Block Chevy Crate Engine

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Watch the video below to learn more about Blueprint's 496 Big Block Chevy Crate Engine.



Q & A

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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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.


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