Our most popular Big-Block crate engine for the street and the strip
Chevrolet Performance’s ZZ502/502 is one of the industry’s benchmark crate engines, offering excellent value with a proven combination of performance that is suitable for the street or strip. With 508 horsepower and 580 lb-ft of torque, it demands your full attention and a chassis that is strong enough to harness its frame-straining twisting power.
All ZZ502 crate engines are manufactured with GM’s updated cylinder block casting that is stronger and better supports high-performance applications. A forged crankshaft, along with forged rods and pistons, anchors the bottom end, while our popular oval-port aluminum heads offer excellent airflow characteristics.
Our ZZ505/502 Deluxe package comes complete from the oil pan to the carburetor, including an HEI distributor, plug wires, starter, water pump, balancer, and an aluminum intake topped with a Holley 870-cfm four-barrel.
We’ve taken care of the engine’s details. You need to make sure your car can handle the ZZ502/502.
Displacement (cu. in.): 502
Bore x Stroke (in.): 4.470 x 4.000
Block (P/N 19170540): Cast-iron with four-bolt main caps
Crankshaft (P/N 10183723): Forged steel
Connecting Rods (P/N 19170198): Forged steel, shot peened
Pistons (P/N12533507): Forged aluminum
Camshaft Type (P/N 12366543): Hydraulic roller
Camshaft Lift (in.): .527 intake / .544 exhaust
Camshaft Duration (@.050 in.): 224° intake / 234° exhaust
Cylinder Heads (P/N 12363390): Aluminum oval port; 110-cc chambers
Valve Size (in.): 2.250 intake / 1.880 exhaust; stainless steel
Compression Ratio: 9.6:1
Rocker Arms (P/N 12368082): Stamped steel
Rocker Arm Ratio: 1.7:1
Distributor (P/N 93440806): HEI type
Carburetor (P/N 19170094): 870-cfm
Water Pump (P/N 19168602): Aluminum, short-style
Spark Plugs and Wires: Included
Starter (P/N 12606096): Included
Flexplate (P/N 10185034): 14"
Recommended Fuel: 92 octane
Ignition Timing: Base 8° BTDC, 30° Total
Maximum Recommended rpm: 5800