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ATK Engines High Performance Crate Engine Small Block Chevy 383ci / 390HP / 460TQ
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- Core return can be any Small Block Chevy 350ci engine, except 1992-1997 LT1 style engines
- Horsepower: 390 hp
- Torque: 460 lb/ft
- Seasoned OE 4 bolt main 1pc seal 1996-2000
- Bore/Stroke: 4.040" x 3.750"
- Displacement: 383ci
- Crankshaft: Scat nodular iron
- Balance: External rear, internal front
- Rods: Scat 4340 forged I Beam 5.7" with ARP 8740 bolts
- Compression Ratio: 9.7:1
- Pistons: Hypereutectic
- Rings: Moly
- Camshaft: Hydraulic roller
- Cam Duration @ .050": Intake 220 / Exhaust 224
- Cam Lift: Intake .495" / Exhaust .502"
- Lobe Separation Angle: 110lsa
- Timing Chain: Double roller
Cylinder Head Information:
- Cylinder Heads: Dart Vortec cast iron
- Combustion Chamber: 67cc
- Intake Runner: 165cc
- Valve Size: 2.02" Intake / 1.60" Exhaust
- Rocker Arms: Stamped steel 1.5 ratio
Oil Pan Information:
- Oil Pan: Rear sump 5qt (not for Chevelles with steering behind crossmember, some Corvettes, and 1962-1967 Chevy II's
- Oil Pump: Melling standard volume
- Exhaust: 1-5/8" Headers
- Firing Order: 18436572
- Flexplate: External balance 168 tooth
- Octane: 91+
- Oil: 10W30 (Conventional / Non Synthetic)
- Oil Filter: Wix or K&N
- Spark Plug Gap: .035"
- Stall Converter: Stock
- Timing: 34-36 Degrees
- Balancer: Internal balance
- Carburetor: Quick Fuel 680cfm vacuum secondary electric choke #793-HR-680-VS
- Distributor: HEI (iron gear)
- Intake Manifold: Edelbrock Performer RPM dual plane #350-7116
- Fuel Pump: Holley Mechanical 110gph #510-12-327-11
- Spark Plugs: Autotile #417-605
- Spark Plug Wires: 8mm
- Water Pump: OE long pump
Disclaimer: The parts listed are ATK's recommendations of parts to be used to obtain the power figures listed. Power figures can vary based on parts used by the end user. Some modifications to the vehicle may be required using these and or other aftermarket parts.
Engine Break-In Procedure
Use or break-in oil or conventional (non-synthetic) 10w30 oil with zinc additive for the first 500 miles of operation. Do not drive for long periods at any single speed, always vary your speed. Do not tow a trailer or put other heavy loads on the vehicle. It is best to avoid long periods of idling during this period. Check the engine oil and coolant levels daily.
Engines with flat tappet hydraulic cams only - Run the engine between 2,000 and 2,500 RPM's, with no-load on the engine for the first 30 minutes. Let the engine cool down completely and repeat process 2-3 more times. Do not idle the engine for any extended period at this time, this is critical to break in the camshaft.
At 500 Miles change the engine oil and filter using conventional (non-synthetic) oil with a zinc additive. Check fuel and ignition settings, adjust valves (where applicable). Drive the next 500 miles normally, without high RPM's (below 5000 RPM), hard use, or extended periods of high loading or long periods of idling.
Change the oil and oil filter again at 1,000 miles. Continue using conventional (non-synthetic) oils and zinc additive, until about 4,000 miles. At that point, you may run a quality 10w30 synthetic oil if you choose. Use of oil with zinc or a zinc additive for the life of your engine is recommended.
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