Chevrolet Performance’s ZZ502/502 is one of the industry’s benchmark crate engines, offering excellent value with a proven combination of performance that is suitable for the street or strip. With more than 500 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque, it demands your full attention and a chassis that is strong enough to harness its frame-straining twisting power.
All ZZ502 crate engines are manufactured with GM’s updated cylinder block casting that is stronger and better supports high-performance applications. A forged crankshaft, along with forged rods and pistons, anchors the bottom end, while our popular oval-port aluminum heads offer excellent airflow characteristics. Torque tops the 500-lb-ft mark by approximately 2500 rpm and doesn’t dip below it until about 5000 rpm.
Our ZZ505/502 Deluxe package comes complete from the oil pan to the carburetor, including an HEI distributor, plug wires, starter, water pump, balancer, and an aluminum intake topped with a Holley 870-cfm four-barrel.
We’ve taken care of the engine’s details. You need to make sure your car can handle the ZZ502/502!
Chevy Big-Block V-8
Displacement (cu. in.):
Bore x Stroke (in.):
4.470 x 4.000
Block (P/N 19170540):
Cast-iron with four-bolt main caps
Crankshaft (P/N 10183723):
Connecting Rods (P/N 19170198):
Forged steel, shot peened
Pistons (P/N 12533507):
Camshaft Type (P/N 12366543):
Camshaft Lift (in.):
.527 intake / .544 exhaust
Camshaft Duration (@.050 in.):
224° intake / 234° exhaust
Cylinder Heads (P/N 12363390):
Aluminum oval port; 110-cc chambers
Valve Size (in.):
2.250 intake / 1.880 exhaust; stainless steel
Rocker Arms (P/N 12368082):
Rocker Arm Ratio:
Distributor (P/N 93440806):
Carburetor (P/N 19170094):
Water Pump (P/N 19168602):
Spark Plugs and Wires:
Starter (P/N 12606096):
Flexplate (P/N 10185034):
Base 8° BTDC, 30° Total
Maximum Recommended rpm:
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