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Blueprint Engines BP38315CTC1

Blueprint Engines Small Block Chevy 383 ci Dress Engine


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Ships directly from the manufacturer on 12/16/19
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Blueprint Engines Small Block Chevy 383 ci Dress Engine $4,899.00
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Small Block Chevy 383 ci Dress Engine
  • 410 hp / 422 ft.-lbs.
  • 1-Piece Rear Main Seal
  • Aluminum Cylinder Heads
  • Hydraulic Roller Camshaft
  • Designed for 87 Octance Fuel
  • Blueprint Engines BP38315CTC1 Details


    • 4-bolt main block
    • 1-piece rear main seal
    • Passenger side dipstick
    • Mechanical fuel pump provision
    • Drilled and tapped for clutch linkage
    • Brass freeze plugs
    • Square and parallel decked
    • Align honed main bearing bore
    • Sonic tested cylinders for thickness
    • Cylinders honed on a computer-controlled machine to within .0002 in. straightness and roundness 

    Rotating Assembly:

    • New cast 3.750 in. stroke crankshaft
    • Chevy OEM 5.700 in. rods with 150,000 PSI bolts
    • Hypereutectic pistons; 9.0 to 1 Compression
    • External front & external rear balance

    Cylinder Heads:

    • Blueprint Aluminum Cylinder Heads (p/n 138-H8002K)
    • 195 cc Intake Runner Volume
    • 75 cc Exhaust Runner Volume
    • 2.020 in.Swirl Polished Intake Valves
    • 1.600 in. Swirl Polished Exhaust Valves
    • Hardened Retainers and 1.437 in. Diameter Dual Valve Springs
    • Straight Spark Plug Configuration 
    • .750 in. reach gasket spark plug

    Camshaft Specs:

    • Hydraulic Roller
    • Duration @ .050 in. Lift: 221 Intake / 226 Exhaust
    • 110 degree LSA
    • Lift: .528 in. Intake / .536 in. Exhaust 

    Dress Model Adds:

    • Holley 750 cfm Manual Choke Vacuum Secondary Zinc Carburetor - 510-0-3310S
    • HEI distributor
    • Performance aluminum dual-plane satin intake manifold (Will not clear stock Corvette hood)
    • Chrome valve covers



    Note: 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. Not for use in pollution controlled vehicles

    • Fuel Delivery Type: Carbureted, 750cfm
    • Spark Plug: Champion 792
    • Spark Plug Gap: 0.045 in.
    • Harmonic Balancer: 400 ci weighted, 8 in. diameter
    • Flexplate/Flywheel: Late 350 Weighted (1987-Up)
    • Fuel Recommendation: 87 Octane
    • Stall Converter: 2000 RPM
    • Timing: 10-16 degrees initial, 34 degrees total at 3500 RPM
    • Firing Order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

    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. 


    Main Bolt Style
    Rocker Arms Included
    Combustion Chamber Volume (cc)
    Exhaust Duration at 050 inch Lift
    Intake Runner Volume (cc)
    Spark Plug Style
    Crankshaft Material
    Cast steel
    Cylinder Head Material
    Exhaust Valve Diameter (in.)
    Carburetor Quantity
    Camshaft Included
    Engine Balance (oz.)
    Piston Material
    Intake Material
    Intake Style
    Dual plane
    Intake Valve Diameter (in.)
    Engine Make/Size
    Chevy Small Block
    Engine Assembly Style
    Long block
    Engine Balance
    Compression Ratio
    Cylinder Heads Included
    Camshaft Style
    Hydraulic roller tappet
    Intake Manifold Included
    Carburetor 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
    Rear Main Seal Style
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    Performance Small Block Power on 87 Octane Fuel!

    Blueprint Engines are a great choice for drivable and reliable high-performance engines. All Small Block Chevy 383 rotating assemblies are balanced within 2 grams on a state-of-the-art computerized balancer. Every Blueprint Engine is individually dyno-tested for assured performance and will include dyno sheets.

    Best of all they feature a 30 month/50,000 mile warranty.



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