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post #16 of 88 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 11, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Re: My experience with Blueprint engines

Hey Vamber. I am doing the base engine because I have my own intake, carb, and the rest. Plus I am trying to dress mine to look like a 302. That's very doable with the exception of the passenger side dip stick. Not much I can do about that. As for the heads other than the obvious differences I couldn't tell you much between the aluminum heads and the Vortec Heads. I do believe you get an extra 15 hp and 30ft-lbs of torque with the aluminum set up. I read that someone looked up the part # I gave BP38313CT1 and couldn't find it. You would have to go to the summit website and put it in. Like I said before it's a new product so you can't find much on it. It does have a hydraulic roller cam which was important for me. I have a feeling that eventually the flat tappets are going to have to go away with the inferior lubricating properties of today's oil. Other than Rotella T that is.
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Hey Vamber. I am doing the base engine because I have my own intake, carb, and the rest. Plus I am trying to dress mine to look like a 302. That's very doable with the exception of the passenger side dip stick..
Hi Brad,
I admit I was bored, so I found you a correct looking oil pan for $67.
Now American Idol is on ! Good luck....

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As soon as they start putting cats on all diesels and make the automakers warranty them like they do cars, you'll be able to kiss the easy to acquire diesel oil goodbye as well. Summit oil is $20 a gallon now for conventional or semi-synthetic and is good stuff. ZDDP is good for every sliding or pressure point in your engine and even helps the rings seal. No reason to skimp on it in the hot rods just because a roller cam is more forgiving. Besides, it'll be one more box from Summit to look out for on the front porch and who doesn't love that?

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First. Thanks Nashville Beth. I called BP and they said the engine is supplied with a new oil pan. They assured me that it was NOT going to be chrome and it was going to match my engine color (chevy orange). That reminds me. If anyone does decide to buy a BP engine it comes standard black. I actually had summit submit my order to BP as a drop shipment. Then I called BP and asked them to paint it orange. They have been very helpful and said they would put it on my order. As for the oil I would absolutely agree with you Steiner. It's definitely a necessity to keep the best oil in our cars. I just think the roller is a little extra insurance.
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I agree with Steiner...it's always great to find Summit boxes on the front steps. There is a good chance they threw a razor in the box. I haven't bought razors in a couple of years thanks to Summit

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Hi guys, I can't speak either way on the BP engines. I buy a lot of parts from Summit and agree they are a top notch business. I did however buy a Year One crate engine and have been well pleased with it. It is their Vortec 350/400 package that comes complete with dyno sheets and all the info used for the dyno pull.

Ours showed 425 HP and 450 TQ. Cost to the front door was $3050.00 Works well in my sons little S10.

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Has anyone use the 396 SBC Blueprint set up? If so, what heads do the use? I see the wording offering a 195CC intake runner head.

Actual bore and stroke?

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Has anyone use the 396 SBC Blueprint set up? If so, what heads do the use? I see the wording offering a 195CC intake runner head.

Actual bore and stroke?
They used to use Patriot aluminum heads. I've read somewhere but can't speak as to whether it is true or not that they are the same casting as Pro-Comp and just finished differently. They can usually be had for $800 a set or so.

4.030" bore x 3.875" stroke.

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thanks Steiner.

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thanks Steiner.

You bet. Patriot also sells crate engines through Jegs. I don't know how they do it but they sell a aluminum head roller cammed 383 built on a Dart block for $4100. I guess the fact that it only makes 438 lb ft says something about the heads.

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post #26 of 88 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 11, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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I got an email this morning from BP that my engine is done and going to dyno. Does anyone know how to post pictures on here? Would you please email me the instructions?
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its easier if you upload em from a host site, like photobucket or flicker or something like that....or you can upload on tc...when you are making a post scroll down and you will see the upload link to add attachments

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Just updating my post. My engine got Dyno'd today. 442hp at 5300 rpm and 488 ft lbs at 4000. The torque curve is nice and flat! Got to love that! Although I have a long way to go before I am up and running (hopefully by the end of June), I have received exceptional customer service to date. The tech support even helped me fill out Dave's (Dave's Small body HEI) sheet. If you ever see it, it's very detailed. So as of today March 23rd, 2011, I would say that I am completely satisfied but, like I said before, I still have a long way until I am cruising down the interstate!
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Hey Brad,

Any updates? You get your motor yet?
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post #30 of 88 (permalink) Old May 17th, 11, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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I'm sorry for not updating this recently. I'm an engineer and for the last several weeks I have been working on site. Trying to start up a power plant is time consuming. Anyway, I did get my engine. It looks great and I was impressed with the packaging. I'm thinking about reusing it to crate up the original 327. Also ordered my TKO-600 from Hurst Drivelines. I should have it in and running by the end of July. I think I am going to try and put it on you tube.
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