What is a 396 engine worth?

What is a 396 engine worth?

While a forged GM crank for a 454 could cost as much as $400 today, a forged 396 crank sells for about $75. And a rebuildable 396 short-block will usually only set you back less than $200. While a 454 short-block could fetch $500 easily.

How much horsepower does a 396 big block have?

396 and 402. The 396 cu in (6.5 L) V8 was introduced in the 1965 Corvette as the L78 option and in the Z16 Chevelle as the L37 option. It had a bore x stroke of 4.094 in × 3.760 in (104 mm × 95.5 mm), and produced 375 bhp (380 PS; 280 kW) at 5600 rpm and 415 lb⋅ft (563 N⋅m) of torque at 3600 rpm.

What is the biggest crate engine?

DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance today introduced the ZZ632/1000* crate engine — the largest and most powerful crate engine in the brand’s history. The naturally aspirated 632-cubic-inch V-8 produces 1,004 horsepower and 876 lb-ft of torque.

Was the 409 a good engine?

Chevrolet’s 348/409 engines were good performers and they were dependable engines. The zenith of W engine development came in 1963 in an almost mythical full-size one-year-only Chevrolet built strictly for drag racing, the Z-11 Impala.

How do you tell a 396 from a 427?

Remove either one of the valve covers, and look on the cylinder head surface between the first and second set of valve springs for the head casting number. Casting numbers 3873858 (1966 through 1967), 3904391(1967 only), 3919840 (1967 through 1969) and 3919842 (1968 through 1969) could indicate either 396 or 427.

When was the 427 available?

Top 10 Engines of All Time (#5): Chevy 427 While Chevrolet did produce a select few 427-cubic-inch engines a few years prior (the Z11) for the Chevy Impala, the wildly popular Chevy 427 V8 engine became available to the general public in 1966.

Why was the Chevy 409 discontinued?

But in stark contrast to the Methuselah-like life span of the Chevrolet small-block, as early as 1963 it was clear that the 409 had reached the end of its developmental rope, due primarily to shortcomings in the design of its iconic scalloped heads.

How do you tell a 409 from a 348?

There are a few visual differences that distinguish a 348 from a 409. The most obvious is the dipstick location. The 348 has it on the left, or driver side; the 409 has it on the right, or passenger side. However, since the pans are interchangeable, it’s a simple matter to make one look like the other.