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BluePrint Engines to Showcase New Chevrolet 400 Engine Line at SEMA 2015

BluePrint Engines Chevrolet 400

Throughout the year, we’ve been celebrating the 60th anniversary of the small block Chevy. So we’re excited to check out some of BluePrint Engine’s latest small block Chevy engines at this year’s SEMA Show, including BluePrint’s brand-new Chevrolet 400 line.

Beginning in 1970, GM began production of its 400-cubic-inch engine—the largest displacement of GM’s small block “mouse” engines. Legendary for producing tremendous amounts of torque and popular with both on and off road racers, it unfortunately only saw a relatively short production run of ten years, ending in 1980.

Now, after a hiatus of 35 years, BluePrint Engines has reintroduced its own, designed from the ground up 400-cubic-inch small block “mighty mouse.” Developed exclusively by BluePrint Engines’ engineering team utilizing modern computer design tools and manufacturing processes, this rugged power house features a BRAND NEW precision cast, CNC-machined iron block as its foundation produced entirely in the USA.

Possessing far more horsepower and stronger than the original, the BluePrint 400 has been completely updated with roller lifters, one piece rear seal, and 4-bolt splayed main caps. Sold standard with aluminum heads and available in multiple versions from 460 to 508 horsepower, these all new dyno-tested engines aren’t your grandpa’s 400!

These high-output engines were developed with automotive enthusiasts in mind looking for the combination of a new precision cast iron block coupled with all new components and rounded out with one of the industry’s best warranty. As with all engines in BluePrint’s lineup, each 400-cubic-inch engine is shipped with complete individual dyno test results ensuring predictable horsepower and torque output. BluePrint Engines puts their money where their mouth is, by backing their engines with an industry-leading 30 month/50,000 mile warranty.

BluePrint’s new 400-cubic-inch product line configurations include:

Base Engine with Cast Steel Crank and Hypereutectic Pistons:
• 460 HP / 470 ft. lbs. Torque, 10.3:1 Compression Ratio
• BluePrint 64cc Aluminum Heads, Hydraulic Roller Cam, Cast Rods
• Oil Pan, Chrome Valve Covers & Timing Cover, High Volume Oil Pump

Dressed Engine with Cast Steel Crank and Hypereutectic Pistons:
• 460 HP / 470 ft. lbs. Torque, 10.3:1 Compression Ratio
• BluePrint 64cc Aluminum Heads, Hydraulic Roller Cam, Cast Rods
• Aluminum Intake Manifold & Holley 750cfm Carburetor
• Oil Pan, Chrome Valve Covers & Timing Cover, High Volume Oil Pump

Base Engine with Forged Steel Crank and Forged Pistons:
• 508 HP / 473 ft. lbs. Torque, 10.3:1 Compression Ratio
• BluePrint 64cc Aluminum Heads, Hydraulic Roller Cam, GM Rods
• Oil Pan, Chrome Valve Covers & Timing Cover, High Volume Oil Pump

Dressed Engine with Forged Steel Crank and Forged Pistons:
• 508 HP / 473 ft. lbs. Torque, 10.3:1 Compression Ratio
• BluePrint 64cc Aluminum Heads, Hydraulic Roller Cam, GM Rods
• Aluminum Intake Manifold & Holley 750cfm Carburetor
• Oil Pan, Chrome Valve Covers & Timing Cover, High Volume Oil Pump

Base Engine with Forged Steel Crank, Forged Pistons and Forged Rods:
• 508 HP / 473 ft. lbs. Torque, 10.3:1 Compression Ratio
• BluePrint 64cc Aluminum Heads, Hydraulic Roller Cam, Forged Rods
• Oil Pan, Chrome Valve Covers & Timing Cover, High Volume Oil Pump

 

[UPDATE] See more of the BluePrint Engines Small Block GM 400 in the video and photo gallery below:

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