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Chev 396/400hp Turnkey



Chevy 396 Turnkey Crate Engine by Tuff Dawg Engines

This Chevy 396 turnkey crate engine by Tuff Dawg Engines would be EXCELLENT for a Street/Strip car, Street Rod, or Pickup Truck. With 400HP @ 5500rpm and 430ft lbs of torque @ 4500rpm this engine has a lopey idle and will run on leaded or unleaded 89 Octane pump fuel.

The balanced rotating assembly includes:

  • 3.766" stroke crank
  • 6.135" forged rods with ARP rod bolts
  • 10 to 1 compression dome top pistons

More special features of this engine include:

  • Seasoned 2-bolt main block
  • Deck head gasket surface on block to ensure a good seal
  • New Hydraulic flat tappet cam with .527"int/.553"exh valve lift - Fair idle with a lope (enough cam to notice but not rough enough to lose vacuum)
  • New 2.070"Int/1.720"Exh valves with high performance springs setup to match cam
  • New 1.7 Roller tip rocker arms - these allow us to use stock height valve covers so your stock brackets fit without any modifications
  • New Hardened push rods
  • New Perfect Circle rings
  • New Double row timing set
  • New Oil pump with welded pickup screen
  • Spin-on oil filter adapter - No need for hard to change canister filters, this engine is set up for the easy to find spin on oil filters!
  • New Brass expansion plugs
  • New Edelbrock Dual Plane Performer aluminum intake manifold
  • All parts are painted separately before assembly for that show quality look

This engine comes completely assembled with oil pan, timing cover, harmonic balancer, chrome valve covers, and an Edelbrock Dual Plane Performer aluminum intake manifold.

This Is A Real Turnkey Engine

This engine has been started on gas and run. The camshaft has been broken in and the valves adjusted. Carburetor and timing has been initially set, but should be checked after installing in vehicle.

Also included and installed on engine:

  • New Chrome oil pan
  • New Chrome dipstick and chrome tube
  • New Chrome timing cover with the Chevrolet "bowtie" stamped in the middle
  • New Chrome valve covers
  • New Chrome air cleaner
  • New 4 barrel carburetor
  • New Mechanical fuel pump. Does not need external fuel regulator to control fuel as the regulator is built into the pump
  • New Fuel filter
  • New PCV valve
  • New HEI distributor
  • New Accel 8mm suppression spark plug wires
  • New Spark plugs
  • New Water pump
  • New Chrome water pump pulley
  • New Chrome crankshaft pulley
  • Alternator with internal regulator
  • New Chrome alternator brackets
  • New Water outlet
  • New Thermostat
  • New High torque starter
  • New 168 tooth flexplate for A/T
  • This engine has been started on gas and run. Carburetor and timing has been initially set, but should be checked after installing in vehicle.

Not included on this engine:

Exhaust manifolds, hoses, fan, accessory belts (except alternator belt), radiator, linkage or miscellaneous.

Hear this engine run!

This engine is covered by a 1 year written warranty.
(There is no warranty when using a Blower, Turbo, Super Charger or NOS)

If you have any questions regarding this item please call us at
D&J Machine & Performance Engines
(602) 395-0800 Mon-Fri 8:00AM to 5:00PM MST

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