The ZZ572/620 is the ultimate expression of Chevrolet Performance’s engineering capability.
We build the ZZ572 with huge 4.560-inch bores and add a forged 4.375-inch-stroke crankshaft. To make sure those cylinders are packed with every cubic centimeter’s worth of atmosphere, we use a camshaft with incredible 0.632/0.632-inch lift and 254°/264° duration specifications.
Aluminum rectangular-port heads with 310-cc intake passages complement the airflow capability offered by the big-bore bottom end. They also feature 118-cc raised exhaust ports and 118-cc combustion chambers. The valves are big, too — measuring 2.250 inches on the intake side and 1.880 inches on the exhausts.
Chevrolet Performance delivers the ZZ572/620 Deluxe with an 850-cfm carburetor, HEI distributor, aluminum water pump, and distinctive orange powder-coated valve covers that proudly proclaim the 572 legend.
For the builder who wants the foundation of this Big-Block powerhouse, but wants to finish it with the induction system of his choice, we offer the ZZ572/620 Base engine P/N 12498792. It comes with the bottom end fully assembled — including the forged crankshaft, rods, and pistons — along with the unique 0.632-inch-lift roller camshaft.
Chevy Tall Deck Big-Block V-8
Displacement (cu. in.):
Bore x Stroke (in.):
4.560 x 4.375
Block (P/N 19212195):
Cast-iron with four-bolt main caps
Crankshaft (P/N 88961554):
Connecting Rods (P/N 88962926):
Forged steel, shot peened
Pistons (P/N 88962925):
Camshaft Type (P/N 19210721):
Camshaft Lift (in.):
.632 intake / .632 exhaust
Camshaft Duration (@.050 in.):
254° intake / 264° exhaust
Cylinder Heads (P/N 12499255):
Aluminum rectangular port, 118-cc chambers
Valve Size (in.):
2.250 intake / 1.880 exhaust; stainless steel
Rocker Arms (P/N 12361323):
Aluminum roller style
Rocker Arm Ratio:
Distributor (P/N 88961867):
Carburetor (P/N 19170095):
Water Pump (P/N 19168602):
Spark Plugs and Wires:
Flexplate (P/N 12561217):
Base 8° BTDC, 36° Total
Maximum Recommended rpm:
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