A 350 CID/290 HP Deluxe Crate Engine by GM Performance Parts (GMPP) is now available for performance enthusiasts. It adds an aluminum intake manifold and an attractive chrome dress-up kit to the best-selling small-block crate engine, providing a powerful, attractive, and economic alternative to rebuilding a used engine. The engine is built with all-new parts and carries a very attractive price.
The new 350/290 HP Deluxe – part number 19244450 – package includes a high-flow intake manifold, chrome valve covers, chrome air cleaner, chrome timing chain cover, chrome breather cap, along with the necessary hardware, gaskets and installation instructions for a quick and easy install. GMPP recommends using a Holley 670-cfm carburetor (GMPP number 19170092) to achieve the rated power levels of 290 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 332 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,750 rpm.
“The 350/290 HP is our most popular and economical performance crate engine and the Deluxe package enhances it with the finishing touches enthusiasts want,” said Dr. Jamie Meyer, product marketing manager for GM Performance Parts. “We’ve put it all together in a convenient crate engine that saves time and money. And keep in mind, for around $3,000, you’re getting a brand-new, factory-engineered performance engine – not one built from a rebuilt core.”
Indeed, the 350/290 HP Deluxe uses all-new parts, from the strong, four-bolt-mains cylinder block to the performance cylinder heads. It is also filled with premium parts, including a smooth hydraulic camshaft and durable aluminum pistons that deliver an 8.5:1 compression ratio for easy pump gas compatibility.
“It was engineered as a powerful and cost-effective alternative to rebuilding,” said Dr. Meyer. “It’s a great and durable replacement for a well-worn small-block or the perfect engine for a budget project, saving the hassles of the rebuilding process.”
All GM Performance Parts crate engines undergo a 50-hour, full-throttle engine dynamometer validation that requires the engines perform from peak horsepower to peak torque. GMPP also installs crate engines in its own engineering vehicles for testing and continuous improvement. That commitment to quality and durability enables General Motors to back GM Performance Parts crate engines with a 24-month/50,000-mile warranty (whichever occurs first).Google+