502 HO


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OFFER VALID 1/1/22 TO 12/31/22.

$250 rebate on the purchase of a Chevrolet Performance Transmission within 180 days after the purchase of any Chevrolet Performance Crate Engine

KICK YOUR PERFORMANCE
INTO OVERDRIVE.

OFFER VALID 1/1/22 TO 12/31/22.

$250 rebate on the purchase of a Chevrolet Performance Transmission within 180 days after the purchase of any Chevrolet Performance Crate Engine

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Big-Block performance 

With 461 horsepower and 558 lb.-ft. of torque, our 502 HO crate engine has power on tap for every need — from a ’69 Chevelle to a newer Suburban.

PART NO. 12568778

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461 HP @5100 RPM

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558 LB/FT @3400 RPM

Performance possibilities

What will you do with 461 horsepower and 558 lb.-ft. of torque from the value-driven 502 HO crate engine? Whether you use it on the street, strip or even pulling a trailer, its performance range offers many possibilities.

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Connect & Cruise Crate Powertrain Systems provide factory-matched engine-and-transmission combinations that include specially calibrated controllers and wire harnesses designed for retrofit installations in older vehicles.  

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Limited Warranty-Backed by Chevrolet

24 Months/50,000 Miles

(E-Rod: 36 Months/50,000 Miles)

24 Months/50,000 Miles

(E-Rod: 36 Months/50,000 Miles)

12 Months/Unlimited Miles

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CONNECT & CRUISE CRATE POWERTRAIN SYSTEM

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE BENEFITS

CONNECT & CRUISE CRATE POWERTRAIN SYSTEM

Limited Warranty-Backed by Chevrolet

24 Months/50,000 Miles

(E-Rod: 36 Months/50,000 Miles)

Designed, engineered, and tested to stringent Chevrolet specifications

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Installation Kit included for ease of installation

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Packaged solution with conveniently matched engine, transmission, torque converter, and transmission controller to fit your customized needs

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Simplified part-sourcing process, eliminating the need to independently source compatible components

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Factory tuned and calibrated to fit your unique application

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Eligible for $500 or $750 mail-in rebate  See Rebate website for details

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CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE ENGINE (PART-ONLY)

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE BENEFITS

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE ENGINE (PART-ONLY)

Limited Warranty-Backed by Chevrolet

24 Months/50,000 Miles

(E-Rod: 36 Months/50,000 Miles)

Designed, engineered, and tested to stringent Chevrolet specifications

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Installation Kit included for ease of installation

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Packaged solution with conveniently matched engine, transmission, torque converter, and transmission controller to fit your customized needs

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Simplified part-sourcing process, eliminating the need to independently source compatible components

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Factory tuned and calibrated to fit your unique application

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Eligible for $500 or $750 mail-in rebate  See Rebate website for details

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CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE TRANSMISSION (PART-ONLY)

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE BENEFITS

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE TRANSMISSION (PART-ONLY)

Limited Warranty-Backed by Chevrolet

12 Months/Unlimited Miles

Designed, engineered, and tested to stringent Chevrolet specifications

Check

Installation Kit included for ease of installation

Check

Packaged solution with conveniently matched engine, transmission, torque converter, and transmission controller to fit your customized needs

Xmark

Simplified part-sourcing process, eliminating the need to independently source compatible components

Xmark

Factory tuned and calibrated to fit your unique application

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Eligible for $500 or $750 mail-in rebate  See Rebate website for details

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Parts and labor warranty when installed by a GM Dealer or qualified installing independent Service Center (ISC) or when sold over the counter and REPAIRED by a GM Dealer or qualifying ISC. Parts only when consumer repaired or installed in non-highway application. Coverage limited to defects in material and/or workmanship of the specific part only. Warranty valid when all required components are installed on the same vehicle and purchased on one invoice.

 

††Must be purchased from a participating U.S. dealer or Chevrolet Performance Authorized  Reseller. Rebate offer not available with other offers. Rebate form and details available at chevrolet.com/performance/offers. Rebate form must be postmarked by 1/31/23. Allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery of debit card. Offer valid 1/1/22 - 12/31/22.

Installation Guides

Find everything from vital data about your engine’s capabilities to how to install it into your build.

502 HO Tech Specs

  • Part Number: 12568778
  • Engine Type: Chevy Big-Block V-8
  • Displacement (cu. in.): 502
  • Bore x Stroke (in.): 4.470 x 4.000
  • Block (P/N 19170540): Cast-iron with four-bolt main caps
  • Crankshaft (P/N 10183723): Forged steel
  • Connecting Rods (P/N 19170198): Forged steel, shot peened
  • Pistons (P/N 12533507): Forged aluminum
  • Camshaft Type (P/N 24502611): Hydraulic roller
  • Camshaft Lift (in.): .510 intake / .540 exhaust
  • Camshaft Duration (@.050 in.): 211° intake / 230° exhaust
  • Cylinder Heads (P/N 12562920): Iron rectangular port; 118-cc chambers
  • Valve Size (in.): 2.190 intake / 1.880 exhaust
  • Compression Ratio: 8.75:1
  • Rocker Arms (P/N 12523976): Stamped steel
  • Rocker Arm Ratio: 1.7:1
  • Water Pump (P/N 19168606): Cast-iron, long-style
  • Flexplate (P/N 10185034): 14"
  • Recommended Fuel: Regular Pump
  • Ignition Timing: 32° Total @ 4,000 rpm
  • Maximum Recommended rpm: 5500
  • Balanced: External

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