A legendary foundation for performance
Building on the strength and power of its predecessors, Chevrolet Performance engineers have upped the ante with a revised cylinder head design, new valvetrain components, and more to create the SP350/385 Base—a 385-horsepower 350 with loads of low-end torque. In fact, the SP350/385 Base Small-Block engine produces at least 405 lb-ft of torque by only 3600 rpm for a thrilling feeling of immediate performance.
The new, lightweight aluminum cylinder head casting is based on the proven Fast Burn design, with large intake runners and 2.00/1.55-inch valves. New beehive-style valve springs enable greater high-rpm performance and durability, as the egg-shaped springs have less reciprocating mass in motion, require less spring pressure for greater valve control, and handle valvetrain stresses more efficiently.
As with all of Chevrolet Performance’s Small-Block crate engines, the SP350/385 Base is built with a brand-new block with four-bolt mains. It also features a forged-steel crankshaft, an aggressive hydraulic roller camshaft, and durable, high-silicon pistons. Unique valve covers distinguish this new crate engine at a glance, too.
The base crate engine package includes an aluminum intake manifold, distributor, water pump, damper, flexplate, and more.
Engine Type: Chevy Small-Block V-8
Displacement (cu. in.): 350
Bore x Stroke (in.): 4.000 x 3.480
Block (P/N 10105123): Cast-iron with 4-bolt main caps
Crankshaft (P/N 12556307): Forged steel
Connecting Rods (P/N 10108688): Powdered metal
Pistons (P/N 10159436): Hypereutectic aluminum
Camshaft Type (P/N 10185071): Hydraulic roller
Camshaft Lift (in.): .474 intake/ .510 exhaust
Camshaft Duration (@0.050 in.): 208° intake / 221° exhaust
Cylinder Heads (P/N 19300955): Fast Burn aluminum; 62-cc chambers
Valve Size (in.): 2.000 intake / 1.550 exhaust
Compression Ratio: 9.6:1 nominal
Rocker Arms (P/N 10089648): Stamped steel
Rocker Arm Ratio: 1.5:1
Recommended Fuel: Premium
Maximum Recommended rpm: 5800