One of the most legendary engines in muscle-car history was the Chevy 454 Big-Block. With the LSX Bowtie block, Chevrolet Performance engineers were able to build a 21st-century 454 with the latest technology — and it requires no more space under the hood than a production LS engine.
The LSX454 is filled with an all-forged, super-tough rotating assembly and features a pair of our new, deep-breathing LSX six-bolt cylinder heads. It also comes dressed with great-looking, orange powder-coated valve covers with engraved “LSX454” logos.
We deliver the LSX454 without an intake manifold and other accessories. With a carburetor and high-flow Chevrolet Performance intake manifold, the LSX454 is good for about 620 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque, or about 580 hp and 600 lb-ft with fuel injection.
Use the LSX-LS7 single-plane carbureted intake manifold (P/N 19244033). The LSX454 valve covers do not include provisions for mounting ignition coil brackets. Aftermarket or custom relocation brackets must be obtained. It also includes an eight-bolt crankshaft flange that may require an adapter for use with some transmissions.
LSX-Series Gen IV Small-Block V-8
Displacement (cu. in.):
Bore x Stroke (in.):
4.185 x 4.125 (106.3 x 104.8 mm)
Block (P/N 19244057):
LSX cast-iron with six-bolt, cross-bolted main caps
Crankshaft (P/N 19244018):
4340 forged steel with eight-bolt flange
Connecting Rods (P/N 19166964):
4340 forged steel
Pistons (P/N 19166958):
Camshaft Type (P/N 19166972):
Valve Lift (in.):
0.648 intake / 0.648 exhaust
Camshaft Duration (@.050 in.):
236° intake / 246° exhaust
Cylinder Heads (P/N 19201806):
Aluminum LSX-LS7 port; with “as cast” 70-cc chambers
Valve Size (in.):
2.200 titanium intake / 1.610 hollow, sodium-filled exhaust
Rocker Arms (P/N 12579615 int):
Investment-cast, roll trunnion
Rocker Arms (P/N 12579617 exh):
Investment-cast, roll trunnion
Rocker Arm Ratio:
Maximum Recommended rpm:
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