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Chevrolet Performance Cast Iron Bow Tie Race Engine Block, SBC (283 Main)

Chevrolet Performance 24502650


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Chevrolet Performance Cast Iron Bow Tie Race Engine Block, SBC (283 Main) $4,177.58
Cast Iron Bow Tie Race Block
  • Small Block Chevy (283 Main)
  • Short Deck: 8.325''
  • Tested to 800+ Horsepower
  • 3.980'' Rough Bore (4.190'' Maximum)

  • Chevrolet Performance 24502650 Details

    Short Deck

  • Integral oil restrictors
  • Camshaft raised 0.433'' to 4.955''
  • Deck height can be machined to 8.200''
  • Shorter-than-production pushrods required
  • Lifter holes and cylinder head bolt holes are not drilled
  • Designed for drag, road, and restricted oval track racing
  • Accepts standard, SB2.2, and splayed valve lifter patterns
  • Can be machined to accept small block Chevy cylinder heads
  • Cam bearing bores machined for 2.250'' OD roller bearings (1.875'' ID)
  • Cylinder bore wall thickness is 0.250'' minimum at 4.190'' maximum bore
  • Oldsmobile Aurora V8 bellhousing bolt pattern (12.25" maximum flywheel diameter)
  • Machined as 4.400'' bore and main center (can be machined to 4.500'' bore centers)
  • Must use big block water pump (for balancers larger than 6'', raise water pump with adapter)

  • Specifications:

    Rear Main Seal Style
    Cam Bearings Included
    Cylinder Bore as Shipped (in.)
    Cylinder Bore Diameter (in.)
    Deck Height (in.)
    Engine Block Material
    Cast iron
    Engine Block Style
    Finished Cylinder Bores
    Freeze Plugs Included
    Main Bearings Included
    Main Bolt Style
    Main Cap Fasteners Included
    Main Cap Material
    Main Caps Included
    Main Journal Type
    283 mains
    Sold individually
    Raised Cam Location
    Manufacturer's Part Number:

    Proven in NASCAR and NHRA, Chevrolet Performance Bow Tie Race Blocks produce big power. These cast iron engine blocks use premium materials throughout and have full race-prep CNC-machining with tighter tolerances than standard Bow Tie Blocks.

  • Cast iron block
  • CNC-machined for +/- 0.001'' tolerances
  • SAE 8620 steel 4-bolt mains (20° splayed caps on the three center mains)
  • Extra-thick main bearing bulkhead machined at 5°
  • Priority main oiling system
  • Siamese bores
  • Nominal wall thickness of cylinder bores is 0.340''
  • Enlarged cam bosses allow custom machining for larger bearings
  • Bearing cap inner bolts spread 0.210'' to accept machining of 400 journal crankshafts
  • Extra-thick deck surfaces have blind-tapped head bolt holes for superior head gasket sealing
  • Cylinder decks, front and rear of case, oil pan rail surfaces, and head dowel pins are blueprinted

    Technical Notes
  • Check timing system clearance before engine assembly
  • Non-standard cam bearings required (Click More Info below)
  • 2-piece rear main crankshafts and pre-1986 oil pans required
  • Billet wet sump rear main cap can be adapted to dry sump with plugs
  • Some aftermarket mechanical roller lifters may require clearancing at top of lifter bores
  • Lifter valley oil scavenging boss (below bellhousing flange) and oil dipstick holes are not drilled

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