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Blueprint Engines Small Block Chevy 383ci Dress Engine and TH400 Transmission Kit

Blueprint Engines BP3830CTC1K2
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Blueprint Engines Small Block Chevy 383ci Dress Engine and TH400 Transmission Kit $5,932.58
Small Block Chevy 383ci Dress Engine/Transmission Kit
  • 405HP/440TQ Dress Engine
  • TH400 Transmission
  • 12" Torque Converter
  • H.D. SFI Flexplate
  • (12 Qts) Quick Shift ATF
  • Trans to Block Bolt Set
  • Flexplate Bolts

  • Blueprint Engines BP3830CTC1K2 Details

    Dress Engine and Transmission Kits

    Kit Includes:
  • Blueprint Small Block Chevy 383ci Dress Engine - 138-BP3830CTC1
  • Jegs TH400 Performance Transmission - 555-60310
  • Jegs 12" Torque Converter - 555-60402
  • Jegs Heavy Duty SFI Flexplate - 555-601074
  • (Qty 12) Jegs Quick Shift Automatic Transmission Fluid - 555-28070
  • Jegs Automatic Transmission-to-Block Bolt Set - 555-82510
  • ARP High-Performance Series Flexplate Bolts - 070-200-2906

  • Specifications:

    Manufacturer's Part Number:

    Blueprint Small Block Chevy 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
  • 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:
  • 3.75'' stroke cast crankshaft
  • 5.7'' heavy beam rods with 150,000psi bolts
  • Hypereutectic pistons
  • Hastings Moly rings
  • Clevite bearings
  • Externally balanced rotating assembly
  • Melling high volume oil pump
  • Heavy duty double roller timing set

    Cylinder Heads:
  • GM Vortec cast iron heads
  • Hardened retainers and 1.25'' diameter valve springs
  • 2.02'' swirl polished intake valves
  • 1.60'' swirl polished exhaust valves
  • Hardened pushrods

    Camshaft Specs:
  • Hydraulic Flat Tappet
  • Duration @ .050'' Lift: 234 Intake / 244 Exhaust
  • Lift: .487'' Intake / .508'' Exhaust
  • Lobe Separation: 112°

    Other Features:
  • Dual-plane satin aluminum intake
  • Chrome valve covers
  • Chrome timing cover
  • New 5-quart oil pan
  • Brass freeze plugs
  • 9.5:1 compression

    Dress Model Adds:
  • Holley 750 cfm Manual Choke Vacuum Secondary Zinc Carburetor - 510-0-3310S
  • Long Water pump
  • Fuel pump
  • HEI Distributor
  • Coil
  • Blueprint spark plug wires

    Note: This engine will not work for applications requiring EGR. Does not include flywheel/flexplate.
    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: BP3830CT
  • Fuel Delivery Type: Carbureted, 750cfm
  • Spark Plug: AC Delco 41-993
  • Spark Plug Gap: .045"
  • Harmonic Balancer: 400 ci weighted, 8" diameter
  • Flexplate/Flywheel: Late 350 Weighted
  • Stall Converter: 2000-2400 rpm
  • Intake Manifold: Dual plane
  • Fuel Recommendation: 91 Octane
  • Timing (Initial/Total Advance): Initial timing - 10-16° and Total timing 32-34°
  • Firing Order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

    JEGS Easy Kits are designed by JEGS high performance racing professionals to help you get all the performance parts you need for your race car, hot rod or truck.

  • Is there like a accessory kit for this? Like budget wise not wanting to spend like 2200 on an alternator and power steering. Thanks

    Asked by: Timothy0189
    There are accessory kits available and depending on the finish that you want on them will alter the price quite significantly. You also could go to a you pull it yard and they often times have great deals on parts that sometimes have little to no miles on them.
    Answered by: BluePrint Engines
    Date published: 2018-07-05

    is there a kit like this that has a 700r4 since i didnt realize this was a th400?

    Asked by: jake81
    No, but we can do substitutions if you call our tech line for assistance 1-800-345-4545 ext 2001
    Answered by: Rusty B
    Date published: 2018-06-26

    do i need to add one of those lockup kits to get this to function as a lockup as far as the trans goes?

    Asked by: Jake81
    This is a turbo 400 and does not normally use a lockup converter.
    Answered by: Rusty B
    Date published: 2018-06-21

    Will this fit in a 82 Chevy Silverado long wheel base?

    Asked by: Awesomechevy
    This engine would be a great upgrade for your Silverado!
    Answered by: BluePrint Engines
    Date published: 2018-06-08


    Asked by: WICMAN11
    This engine is a Chevy based engine and not a Buick, but physically yes this will fit between your frame rails.
    Answered by: BluePrint Engines
    Date published: 2018-06-08

    will this go into a 66 charger? also when will this be available?

    Asked by: racheld33
    This engine is a Small Block Chevrolet and would not be easily adapted to your Chrysler. Everything in the kit aside from the TH400 trans and Flexplate would ship today. The trans has an Estimated Shipped Date of 9/10/18 and the flexplate 6/11/18
    Answered by: Flanary
    Date published: 2018-05-31

    Will this engine and transmission fit in my 1952 4-door sedan Chevy?

    Asked by: Great 52 chevy
    While this is not a direct factory replacement for your vehicle both our engine and JEGS transmission are Chevy based and should go into your application with little or no modification.
    Answered by: BluePrint Engines
    Date published: 2018-05-30

    Will this engine and transmission fit my 81 camaro with a v8 305?

    Asked by: Mario69c10
    You may need to check your tunnel clearance if you have a turbo 350 transmission now, otherwise this should fit you Camaro.
    Answered by: Rusty B
    Date published: 2018-03-09
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