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Mopar 499 Street Hero Engine Combos
OnAllCylinders brought you the Mopar 499 Street Hero series by Mike Mavrigian. In this engine build series, Mavrigian built a 499-cubic-inch big block Chrysler that ultimately churned out 657 horsepower and 642 ft-lbs. of torque.
Summit Racing has created special engine combos based on the series, so you can recreate the build yourself. The combos are as follows:
Short Block Combo
The 499 is based on a 400-cubic-inch block with a 0.035-inch overbore. Mavrigian filled it with a Scat/JE forged rotating assembly to get 499 cubic inches (4.150-inch stroke, 4.375-inch bore diameter). Other good things include Clevite and Dura-Bond bearings, a Mopar Performance .509-inch lift hydraulic cam kit, ARP main studs, and a Fluidampr harmonic damper.
Oiling System Combo
The 499’s oiling system is based on a Moroso center-sump steel oil pan with a Mopar Performance windage tray. Mavrigian blueprinted a Melling high pressure/standard volume oil pump to improve reliability, and sealed everything with a Mr. Gasket oil pan gasket.
Cylinder Heads and Valvetrain Combo
Mike Mavrigian went with a set of Edlebrock Performer RPM aluminum cylinder heads for the 499. He topped the assembled heads with a set of Crane 1.5-ratio roller rocker arms on Mopar Performance rocker arm shafts, then covered the assemblies with a set of Summit Racing valve covers.
Induction and Fuel System Combo
The 499 was originally dyno-tested with a 900 cfm carburetor, but Mavrigian also got a Holley Terminator EFI system to try. The EFI system made the best power numbers. The Terminator throttle body sits on a Weiand Team G intake manifold and is fed by an Aeromotive A1000 electric fuel pump.
Ignition System Combo
You can’t go wrong with the rock-solid timing and spark delivery of an MSD ignition system. The 499 is outfitted with an MSD Flying Magnet crank trigger, Pro-Billet distributor, 6AL ignition box, and Super Conductor wires, plus a set of NGK V-Power spark plugs.
This combo has many of the additional parts used to button up the 499—Meziere electric water pump, ARP fasteners, gaskets from Fel-Pro, Moroso, and Mopar Performance, and a Summit Racing timing cover.
Enter Tanks, Inc.
Tanks, Inc. offers galvanized steel tanks so you can replace your potentially rusted or corroded original. Die-stamped for heavy gauge steel, they have EFI-style internal baffling and an extra large internal fuel tray to prevent fuel starvation. They also offer matching GPA fuel pump modules. You can find Tanks, Inc. fuel tanks for these applications:
• 1964-72 GM A-body
• 1967-73 Camaro and Firebird
• 1962-72 Chevy II/Nova
• 1955-57 Chevy
• 1964.5-68 Mustang
Rust and corrosion can choke your radiator, ruin your water pump, and even block off water jackets in engine blocks. Luckily, Evapo-Rust Thermocure radiator flush can stop rust and corrosion before it becomes a problem.
Evapo-Rust Thermocure is a water-based radiator flush that will remove rust scale and deposits from radiators, water pumps, and water jackets in blocks and cylinder heads. Thermocure restores the engine’s ability to transfer heat to the coolant, allowing it to run cooler and last longer. It’s non-toxic, non-corrosive, and biodegradable.