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Blueprint Engines BP3961CT

Blueprint Engines Small Block Chevy 396ci Stroker Base Engine 485HP/500TQ


Ships directly from the manufacturer on 07/15/19

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Blueprint Engines Small Block Chevy 396ci Stroker Base Engine 485HP/500TQ $5,699.00
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Small Block Chevy 396ci Stroker Base Engine
  • 485HP/500TQ
  • 1-Piece Rear Main Seal
  • Specifications:

    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 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+ rpm
    Recommended Fuel: 91 Octane


    • 4-bolt main block
    • 1-piece rear main seal
    • 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:
    • Forged Steel 3.875" stroke crankshaft
    • Heavy Beam 6" Rods
    • Forged pistons, 10.4 to 1 compression
    • Hastings Moly rings
    • Clevite bearings
    • Externally balanced rotating assembly
    • Melling high volume oil pump
    • Heavy duty double roller timing set

      Cylinder Heads:
    • Blueprint Performance Aluminum Heads w/ 64cc chamber
    • Hardened retainers and 1.25'' diameter valve springs
    • 2.08'' swirl polished intake valves
    • 1.60'' swirl polished exhaust valves
    • Hardened pushrods

      Camshaft Specs:
    • Hydraulic Roller Cam
    • Duration @ .050'' Lift: 230 Intake / 236 Exhaust
    • Lift: .544'' Intake / .555'' Exhaust

      Other Features:
    • Chrome valve covers
    • Chrome timing cover
    • New 5-quart oil pan
    • Brass freeze plugs
    • 10.4:1 compression

      Dress Model Adds:
    • Dual Plane, Satin Aluminum Intake Manifold
    • Holley 750 cfm Manual Choke Vacuum Secondary Zinc Carburetor - 510-0-3310S or Holley Sniper EFI System
    • HEI Distributor & Coil

      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: BP3961CT
    • Fuel Delivery Type: Carbureted, 750cfm
    • Spark Plug: AC Delco 41-629
    • Spark Plug Gap: .045"
    • Harmonic Balancer: Non-Weighted - 8" diameter
    • Flexplate/Flywheel: Late 350 Weighted
    • Intake Manifold: Dual plane
    • Fuel Recommendation: 91 Octane
    • Timing (Initial/Total Advance): Total timing 32°
    • 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.

    What type rockers are used on the heads included with this engine?

    Asked by: BJ103058
    This engine comes with a 1.6 ratio Blueprint aluminum roller rocker arm.
    Answered by: Rusty B
    Date published: 2018-10-24

    Do you do one for a 1995 lt1? Just need the  crank rods and pistons . 6” rods if  possible 

    Asked by: Upchuck 2
    We do sell a short block version of this engine, it is our part number BP3960
    Answered by: BluePrint Engines
    Date published: 2018-07-12

    What size headers should be used on this engine. And what intake manifold do they recommend.

    Asked by: BATMAN 007
    We would recommend 1 5/8" headers and this intake - http://www.jegs.com/i/Edelbrock/350/2161/10002/-1
    Answered by: Rusty B
    Date published: 2019-01-09

    Will this engine work in my 69 camaro if so what flex plate will I need

    Asked by: Sgeorge
    This will bolt in to a '69 Camaro. A flex plate from '87 and new 350 engines will be needed.
    Answered by: Jon Jegs Tech
    Date published: 2018-03-05

    Is this engine internal or external balance? It says two different things in the listing.

    Asked by: Kledus
    This is an internally balanced engine.
    Answered by: Dean R
    Date published: 2017-11-18

    What block and crank is this?

    Asked by: Shortcut1
    BLOCK: 4 bolt main, small block 1pc rear seal block w/Passenger side dipstick only Square and parallel decked Align honed main bearing bore Cylinders honed on computer controlled machine to within .0002 straightness and roundness Cylinders are sonic tested for thickness New forged steel crankshaft
    Answered by: Rusty B
    Date published: 2019-04-20
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