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1964 Chevelle Crate Engine - Ultimate Tanning Machine

The Crate Motor Challenge

By Andrew Schear

Cracking and popping from no mufflers, we ran the motor for the required 30-minute break-in period, keeping a close eye for leaks, oil pressure and loose appendages. As our motor was outfitted with a roller cam, no cam break-in is necessary, however the traditional bearing and ring break-in still applies. We know you're anxious, but the first 10-12 hours of run time is most crucial to your engines' long-term life. So, order, install and enjoy!

GM Performance Parts ZZ383
Peak hp: 425 hp at 5,500 rpm
Peak tq: 460 ft.lb. at 4,500 rpm
Displacement: 383 inches
Bore x Stroke: 4.005x3.80 inches
Compression Ratio: 9.1:1
Block: Cast iron, four-bolt intermediate mains
Heads: Aluminum Fast-Burn
Valves (intake/exhaust)- 2.00/1.55 inches
Chamber volume- 62 cc
Crankshaft: 4340 forged steel alloy
Connecting Rods: 5.7-inch forged powered-metal
Pistons: hypereutectic aluminum
Camshaft: hydraulic roller
Lift- .509 inches intake/.528 inches exhaust
Duration: 222 degrees intake/230 degrees exhaust at .050 lift

Rocker Arm Ratio: 1.5:1 aluminum roller rocker arm
Timing Chain: 8mm single roller design
Oil Pan: 5-quart stamped steel
Oil Filter: AC Delco part # PF25
Maximum rpm: 6,000 rpm
Spark Plugs: R44LTS
Spark Timing: 32 degrees maximum at 4,000 rpm with vacuum adv. disconnected GM HEI billet distributor
Zoops PulleysBillet 5-rib serpentine pulleys
Outboard alternator mount
Remote type II power steering
Meziere Mechanical Water Pump
Polished billet aluminum reverse rotation pump- PN WPR401UP
U.S. Radiator PN 010690
Chevel-Mal V-8 2 5/8x1 1/2-inch triple flow
Holley 4150 750-cfm vacuum secondary carburetor
Holley 65-gpm mechanical fuel pump
Powermaster 100 amp alternator- PN 27294
Powermaster mastertorque starter- PN 9600
Flex-A-Lite dual electric fan- PN 210
Proform genuine GM aluminum valve covers- PN 141-132

SOURCES
Flex-A-Lite
8-00/-851-1610
www.flex-a-lite.com
Original Parts Group  (800) 243-
GM Performance Parts
www.gmperformanceparts.com
Powermaster
2401 Dutch Valley Dr.
Knoxville
TN  37918
865-688-5953
www.powermastermotorsports.com
Holley Performance Products
1801 Russellville Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
KY  42101
270-782-2900
www.holley.com
Proform Parts
www.proformparts.com
Meziere Enterprises
20 S. Hale Ave.
Escondido
CA  92029
800-208-1755
www.meziere.com
US Radiator
323-826-0965
www.usradiator.com
MSD (Autotronic Controls Corp.) Zoops Products
931 E. Lincoln St.
Banning
CA  92220
By Andrew Schear
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