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BluePrint Engines: Known for National Brand Performance

BluePrint Engines: Known for National Brand Performance

Our mission at BluePrint Engines is to build high-performance crate engines and we have always tried to give the buyer exactly what they wanted.

That's another hallmark of BluePrint Engines: we build engines for all needs and budgets.

We are especially glad when others note our national brand performance, which you can read all about from our friends at Four Wheeler!

They went into detail on a feature about an engine specific to the trunk market – our 306ci Bronco Edition Crate Engine.

“BluePrint uses modern techniques to square and parallel-deck the block, align-hone the main bearing bore, hone the cylinders on a computer-controlled machine to within 0.0002 straightness and roundness, and bore the cylinders 0.040 over stock.”

The engine is painted Ford Blue, has Bronco Script valve covers and is available with a carburetor. When assembled and ready to ship, we dyno test each and every engine to confirm that 365 horsepower and 365 pounds per foot of torque are there – run free of charge.

We give your BluePrint engine the industry's best-in-class warranty for 30 months or 50,000 miles — with the extra confidence only BluePrint can provide. Our warranty applies to individual or professional installations, is fully transferable, and covers engines worldwide.

Ready to put your own Bronco engine to the test? Give us a call at 308-236-1015 or contact us on our website.

We’ll be happy to help!

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BluePrint 306ci Ford Gets a Vintage Look

BluePrint 306ci Ford Gets a Vintage Look

Ryan Manson at Hot Rod Network recently wrote about giving our modern 306ci Ford small-block a vintage vibe.

His friends James and Chris McMenimen bought our 306ci Ford and wanted to give it a more “period” look.

They based the look of the Windsor motor to that of a late 1950s Thunderbird Y-block engine. Their theory was that it would not only make the engine look cool, but it would demand a second glance. The team also wanted to add the proper accessories to the front of the engine from an Eddie Motorsports S-Drive serpentine belt kit.

Manson noted that swapping brackets and pulleys from one engine model to another doesn’t always work.

“Different pulley offsets and bracket arrangements make for a junkyard nightmare when it comes to adding an A/C compressor, alternator, and power steering pump using factory fittings, not to mention the requirement of two or more V-belts to drive all those components,” Manson wrote.

They added a Holley’s brand-new Sniper EFI throttle body to the top of the long-block which increased fuel efficiency.

Manson also noted that “ integrated ignition timing control and coil driver allows the Sniper EFI ECU to control our MSD Digital 6AL ignition box, Blaster coil, and MSD Pro-Billet Distributor, further improving the performance of our ‘vintage’ small-block Ford.”

We love their creativity in the garage. You can see a full gallery of the photos they took on the Hot Rod Network website.

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BluePrint’s 306ci Small Block Featured on Mustang360

BluePrint’s 306ci Small Block Featured on Mustang360

Rob Kinnan, the brand manager for Mustang Monthly, recently wrote a piece about how installing an S-Drive system in your ride isn’t much more difficult than replacing a water pump.

Kinnan and his team used our 306ci small block that was stripped of its intake manifold, exhaust, and front timing cover for this build.

He believes that this kind of installation goes a long way in giving a modern restomod look to any engine compartment.

In case you aren’t as confident in installing an S-Drive system, Kinnan provided step-by-step instructions and photos on how they bolted an Eddie Motorsports S-Drive system on a small-block Ford.

“You wouldn’t want to do this installation on a correctly restored car,” Kinnan said, “...But even a basic restomod these days often gets a serpentine accessory drive system.”

He also notes that because of the design of serpentine pulley systems, an electric cooling fan and fuel pump have to be used so that there are no provisions to run the mechanical drives with these kits.

This feature gives clear, detailed instructions and photos if you ever plan to perform this kind of installation.

Do you think you would install an S-Drive system this way? Have you tried before? If so, what were your results?

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