Jim Smart
June 1, 2004

Blue PrintBlueprint Engines is a relative newcomer to the crate-performance arena, but they bring a new twist to the party. Blueprint offers two dyno-tested, turnkey-engine packages literally ready to bolt-in. Each package comes complete from oil pan to carb, water pump to bellhousing flange, and has a 24-month, 24,000-mile warranty. And when we say dyno tested-we mean it. Each engine comes to the new owner individually tested on a dyno and packing its own "brag sheet."

The internals are as beefy as the rest of our crates. The cast-component 347 comes with a two-bolt main block, Scat crank and rods, Keith Black Hyperuetectic pistons (ergo the cast nomclature), a Melling oil pump, a hydraulic flat-tappet cam, and aluminum cylinder heads. The cast-component 347 uses a Professional Products polished intake, an Edelbrock {{{600}}}-cfm carb, and a 110-gpm fuel pump to generate 339 horses and 404 lb-ft of torque on an easy-at-the-pump 9.0:1 static compression ratio. All for $5,450.

The forged-component 347 comes with a two-bolt main block, Scat crank and rods, SRP pistons, a Melling oil pump, a hydraulic roller cam, and aluminum cylinder heads. The forged-component 347 uses a Professional Products polished intake, an Edelbrock 600-cfm carb, and a 110-gpm fuel pump to push out 401 horses and 448 lb-ft of torque on an easy-at-the-pump 9.3:1 static compression ratio. All for $6,987.

For more information: Blueprint engines; (800) 486-4708; www.blueprintengines.com.