Chevrolet Performance’s 454 HO crate engine is classic in its own time, offering enthusiasts an affordable Big-Block combination with performance specs that will make you think it’s 1970 all over again — with 438 horsepower and 500 asphalt-wrinkling lb-ft of torque.
The foundation of the 454 HO is a brand-new, updated cylinder block that incorporates many strength and performance design enhancements – making it a smart and economical alternative to rebuilding. We also add an all-forged reciprocating assembly for maximum durability, a roller camshaft, and a set of rectangular-port iron cylinder heads.
We deliver the 454 HO with a water pump, balancer, 14-inch flexplate, and aluminum intake manifold. Add a carburetor, ignition system, and starter and your budget Big-Block will be ready to roar. All of the necessary parts are available from Chevrolet Performance.
If you want the strength and convenience of the 454 HO bottom end, but want to add your own heads and induction system, use our 454 partial engine (P/N 12498778).
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. Connect and Cruise packages are available for a wide variety of crate engines which can be paired with an automatic or manual transmission.
Part Number: 12568774
Engine Type: Chevy Big-Block V-8
Displacement (cu. in.): 454
Bore x Stroke (in.): 4.250 x 4.000
Block (P/N 19170538): Cast-iron with four-bolt main caps
Crankshaft (P/N 14096983): Forged steel
Connecting Rods (P/N 19170198): Forged steel
Pistons (P/N 10215228): 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: 92 octane
Ignition Timing: Base 4° BTDC, 26° Total
Maximum Recommended rpm: 5500
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Unless specifically noted to the contrary herein, vehicles equipped with Chevrolet Performance Parts may not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and emissions regulations and should not be operated on public roads. Chevrolet Performance customers are responsible for ensuring their use of Chevrolet Performance complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. Many parts intended for racing or other “off-highway” use are not designed or tested for crashworthiness or to meet the safety needs of the motoring public, and may adversely affect the original intended performance or handling characteristics of the vehicle. These parts are designed and intended to be used with experts supervising their installation and use, to help assure the proper and safe operation of the vehicle.
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