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Old 09-02-2018, 06:32 PM   #1
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Has anybody used this blueprint crate motor?

Thought about swapping my wore out 350 in my 69 c10 with one of these. Have any of you used this crate motor?
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:08 PM   #2
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Re: Has anybody used this blueprint crate motor?

I have the 383/430 h.p all roller motor in my camaro. Runs great haven't had any issues but I only have 2000 miles on it so far. My buddy is going with the same motor in his 71 monte carlo. I bet the 350 is a good one also.
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:25 PM   #3
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Re: Has anybody used this blueprint crate motor?

I have one in my 67 Camaro its a 355 with 413hp. Runs great no problems.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:09 PM   #4
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Re: Has anybody used this blueprint crate motor?

Did you end up going with this engine? My truck went to the shop and its smoking like crazy and theyre telling me itd be cheaper and better bet to drop a new motor than rebuilding the one in it now.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:19 PM   #5
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Did you end up going with this engine? My truck went to the shop and its smoking like crazy and theyre telling me itd be cheaper and better bet to drop a new motor than rebuilding the one in it now.
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No I did not, but I did drop a 350 block off at 5he machine shop Tuesday. I'm going to build.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:34 PM   #6
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Re: Has anybody used this blueprint crate motor?

A friend dropped a 502 in his truck and has had issues.
It was explained to me the diff between shop built and a crate.The crate eng is built on an assembly line and a performance shop will disassemble the engine 2-3 times,double and triple checking everything before they say its done.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:14 PM   #7
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The crate eng is built on an assembly line and a performance shop will disassemble the engine 2-3 times,double and triple checking everything before they say its done.
An engine doesn't have to be disassembled 2-3 times to be right. Even with checking clearances with plastigauge it shouldn't be that much assembly/disassembly.
I wouldn't think there's too much difference between the blueprint crate engines and having one built. Both places probably use low-wage employees to do the bulk of the work.
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An engine doesn't have to be disassembled 2-3 times to be right. Even with checking clearances with plastigauge it shouldn't be that much assembly/disassembly.
I wouldn't think there's too much difference between the blueprint crate engines and having one built. Both places probably use low-wage employees to do the bulk of the work.

i guess it depends on the hp level and the quality of the shop,a high performance builder told me this,he mostly talked about crank clearances,end play and proper valve train alignment/lash. His stroked out 454 with 650hp is 6 yrs old and has 200+ trips down the quarter mile so.....He built the engine for his bosses 69 swb c10 and has won many trophies.He said this engine can rev to 7000 rpm easily.The crank was race balanced,solid roller cam etc etc
I believe him since he has been building engines most of his life.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:40 AM   #9
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Re: Has anybody used this blueprint crate motor?

I'm just getting to block machined, I'm going to build it a home.Cant wait to do it. Hopefully I will have a whole new truck by spring. Changing motor, rear gear and adding stall converter.
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