Product Summary

350, 395, Long Block Crate Engine Type

  • Has 34 degrees of timing at 3500 RPM
  • Engine has a compression ratio of 10.4:1
  • Cylinder heads have hardened springs and retainers
  • This 396 cu. in. engine puts out 485 horsepower and 500 ft. lb. of torque
  • Features a new few forged steel crankshaft with new forged pistons and connecting rods

Need To Know

Ineligible for Return

Contains items that cannot be returned


True Blue Power! BluePrints pro engine builders are enthusiasts just like you and it shows in the quality and performance of every engine they build. Each BluePrint crate engine is carefully dyno tested and ships with printed, proven results. If you’re looking serious horsepower at an affordable price, BluePrint Engines is the choice for you!

GM 396 SBC Base Engine - Aluminum Heads - Roller Cam


  • HP & Torque: 485 HP / 500 FT LBS
  • Compression Ratio: 10.4:1
  • Aluminum Heads
  • Forged Pistons
  • Roller Cam
  • Forged Crank
  • Part #: BP3961CT


  • 4 bolt main, small block

Rotating Assembly

  • New forged steel crankshaft
  • New forged pistons and connecting rods
  • Hastings Moly rings
  • Balanced rotating assembly
  • Melling high volume oil pump
  • Roller cam
  • Heavy duty double roller timing set
  • Long slot, stamped steel rockers

Cylinder Heads

  • BluePrint Performance aluminium
  • Hardened retainers and springs
  • 2.02 swirl polished intake valves
  • 1.60 swirl polished exhaust valves
  • BP Aluminum Head Part# HP8103

Cam Specs

  • Cam Type: Roller
  • .510 Intake .520 Exhaust
  • 230 Intake / 236 Exhaust duration
  • @ .050

Ignition Timing

  • 34 degrees at 3500 RPM

Also Includes

  • Valve covers, oil pan and timing cover
  • Brass freeze plugs
  • Dyno tested “ and shipped with results


*A bronze distributor gear is NOT recommended on this engine