This website gives you all the technical information you need to choose an engine best suited for your muscle car, street rod, off-road vehicle, race car or power boat. All listings describe how each engine is equipped, horsepower and torque specs (complete engines), and current pricing. BluePrint Engines offers four different levels of completion as described below:


  • Short block engine (SB):

    Each BluePrint short block engine is blueprinted and balanced to within 2 grams. The short block assembly includes the block assembled with crank, rods, pistons, freeze plugs, oil galley plugs, and installed cam bearings. This option is perfect if you have already invested in a good set of heads, camshaft and intake that you wish to utilize.

    Performance (CT) • Base Crate Engine:

    You can get most versions built up to the intake manifold. Our base units come complete with oil pans, valve covers and front timing covers. We’ll let you finish the engine out with your fuel and ignition systems. Base models are balanced, blueprinted and dyno tested. If you have good “top end” components, use them on a BluePrint base model. * Some exceptions apply - please see individual engine specs for details.

    Performance Plus (CTC) • Dressed Crate Engine:

    Complete and ready to install, our dressed engines come complete with ignition, carburetor, water pump and even spark plugs. More complete than almost any other crate engine out there, our dressed models provide fast, easy installation. And because they are dyno tested, you can be sure all the components are working perfectly. * Some exceptions apply - please see individual crate engine specs for details

    Performance Max (CTF) • Fuel Injected:

    The ultimate in smooth crate engine operation, our fuel injected engines are complete and ready to install. Experience all that a BluePrint fuel injected engine has to offer...excellent throttle response throughout the rpm range, better fuel economy and improved cold starting. There’s just nothing like bringing your engine to an instant roar with a simple turn of the ignition key.


    All images of engines may not be those of the acutal engines. Horsepower rating will be within +/- 2% of the published specs. Engine specifications are subject to change without notice. Stall converter recommendations are suggestions only. Verify actuall stall needed with stall converter manufacturer.