350/290 Base Crate Engine
A Lot of Bang for the Buck from Chevrolet!
The 350/290 is the most popular Chevrolet Performance crate engine because no one can deliver such performance for this kind of value. The folks at Chevy believe that everyone should be able to afford a high quality, high performance Geniune GM V-8 without going broke. The 350/290 Base engine is an answer to those car crafters who demand maximum return on their money. Rated at 300 hp @ 5100 rpm and a solid 335 lb.-ft. of torque at 4200 rpm, this 350 is no slouch.
Chevrolet Performance loaded the 350/290 Base engine with a four-bolt main bearing block, aluminum pistons, and a hydraulic camshaft. The cast iron cylinder heads are designed to be extremely durable while still providing good airflow through the engine. A 2-year / 50,000 mile warranty gives you peace of mind to go down the road without worry.
12499529 Chevrolet Crate Motor
For your convenience we also offer this engine with three levels of completion to save you time and money!
- Click here for this engine + Level 1 Install Kit (P/N 12499529K1)
- Click here for this engine + Level 2 Install Kit (P/N 12499529K2)
- Click here for this engine + Level 3 Install Kit (P/N 12499529K3)
Note: Designed for pre-1976 street vehicles or any off-road vehicle. Not intended for marine applications. For detailed information from Chevrolet Performance, click here.
To show the potential of this engine, we took an off-the-shelf 12499529 and finished it up with Edelbrock intake, Holley carb., Chevrolet Performance HEI distributor, MSD wires, etc. and took it to the dyno.
After a few pulls for break-in and some tuning of the carb. and timing adjustments, we were pleased to see 333 horsepower and 371 lb.-ft. of torque! With numbers like that, it's easy to see why this inexpensive Chevy crate engine is the perfect replacement, or upgrade, for just about any SBC powered ride.
Got a tired old light-duty pickup or a project car that needs a wake-up call? Ask us how we can provide you with the same results as our build! (All of the components utilized in our build are available from Karl Performance Parts.)
Chevrolet Performance 12499529 350/290 Crate Engine
Part Number: 12499529
Brand: Chevrolet Performance
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