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Blueprint Engines BP35513CT1

Blueprint Engines Small Block Chevy 355 Base Engine, 385HP/390TQ



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Blueprint Engines Small Block Chevy 355 Base Engine, 385HP/390TQ $3,659.00
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Small Block Chevy 355 Base Engine
  • 385HP/390TQ
  • 1-Piece Rear Main Seal
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    Blueprint Engines BP35513CT1 Details

    Base Engine

    Engine Break-In Procedure

    Use or break-in oil or conventional (non-synthetic) multi-viscosity oil with zinc additive for the first 500 miles of operation. Avoid hard acceleration for sustained periods. Periodically change the engine speed while driving to help seat the rings. While the engine is running, be sure to check oil pressure and coolant temperature, and check for fluid leaks, such as oil, transmission fluid, fuel, and coolant/antifreeze. Also listen for any unusual sounds. Should you hear an unusual sound, shut the engine off, check for the source, and correct it.

    Engines with flat tappet cams only - Start the engine and bring it to 2,000 RPM. Get the engine running smoothly. Then vary the engine speed from 1,800-2,200 RPM in a slow acceleration/deceleration cycle for 30 minutes. This is necessary to provide adequate oil splash and lifter rotation to properly mate each lifter to its lobe. 

    At 500 Miles change the engine oil and filter using conventional (non-synthetic) oil. After 6,000 miles, synthetic oils can be used in your engine.  For flat tappet cam engines, continued use of oil with zinc or a zinc additive for the life of your engine is recommended. 


    Engine Make/Size
    Chevy Small Block
    Engine Assembly Style
    Long block
    Engine Balance
    RPM Power Range
    Compression Ratio
    Cylinder Heads Included
    Camshaft Style
    Hydraulic roller tappet
    Crate Engine Cylinder Head Material
    Intake Manifold Included
    Carburetor Included
    Throttle Body Included
    Distributor Included
    Oil Pan Included
    Timing Cover Included
    Water Pump Included
    Harmonic Balancer Included
    Valve Covers Included
    Flexplate Included
    Flywheel Included
    Air Cleaner Included
    Spark Plugs Included
    Spark Plug Wires Included
    Fuel Delivery
    Computer Included
    Wiring Harness Included
    Rear Main Seal Style
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    Blueprint Engines are a great choice for drivable and reliable high performance engines. All rotating assemblies are balanced within 2 grams on a computerized balancer. Blueprint Engines are dyno tested and include dyno sheets.
    Best of all they feature a 30 month/50,000 mile warranty.

    Recommended Stall Converter: 2000-2400 rpm
    Recommended Fuel: 91 Octane


    • 4-bolt main block
    • Passenger side dipstick
    • Square and parallel decked
    • Align honed main bearing bore
    • Cylinders are sonic tested for thickness
    • Cylinders honed on a computer controlled machine to within .0002'' straightness and roundness

      Rotating Assembly:
    • 3.48'' stroke cast crankshaft (1 piece rear main seal)
    • 5.7'' Heavy Beam Rods
    • Hypereutectic pistons
    • Hastings Moly rings
    • Clevite bearings
    • Internally balanced rotating assembly
    • Melling high volume oil pump
    • Heavy duty double roller timing set

      Cylinder Heads:
    • Performance aluminum heads
    • Hardened retainers and 1.437'' diameter valve springs
    • 2.02'' swirl polished intake valves
    • 1.60'' swirl polished exhaust valves
    • Hardened pushrods

      Camshaft Specs:
    • Hydraulic Roller
    • Duration @ .050'' Lift: 220 Intake / 224 Exhaust
    • Lift: .495'' Intake / .502'' Exhaust
    • Lobe Separation: 110°

      Other Features:
    • Chrome valve covers
    • Chrome timing cover
    • New 5-quart oil pan
    • Brass freeze plugs
    • 10.0:1 compression

      Dress Model Adds:
    • Professional Products dual-plane intake manifold
    • 600 cfm carburetor choke or Holley Sniper EFI System
    • HEI Distributor W/ Coil

      Notes: Your BluePrint engine was dyno tested with the parts and specifications listed below. If you prefer to install a different part, your engine may not produce the horsepower recorded on your dyno sheet.

    • Part Number: BP35513CT1
    • Fuel Delivery Type: Carbureted, 600 cfm
    • Spark Plug: Champion 792
    • Spark Plug Gap: .032"
    • Harmonic Balancer: Non Weighted - 8" diameter
    • Flexplate/Flywheel: Late 350 Weighted
    • Intake Manifold: Dual Plane
    • Timing (Initial/Total Advance): Initial timing - 10-16° and Total timing 32-34°
    • Firing Order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

    I have a couple more questions on this engine block. 1. Is the block tapped for both starter bolt patterns, staggered and across. 2. For TDC location, is the timing pointer (if included) set for the 10° or 40° left of keyway position? Thanks

    Asked by: doned
    The block are normally tapped for the standard (straight) starter bolt location. The TDC location on this engine is the 10 degree spot on most of their applications.
    Answered by: Rusty B
    Date published: 2017-10-06

    Will the aluminum cylinder heads on this engine accept the older (pre 1986) intake manifold using twelve 3/8 inch bolts slanted at the same angle?

    Asked by: doned
    This application has both patterns in the cylinder head for early or late intakes.
    Answered by: Rusty B
    Date published: 2017-10-05
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