Between 1967 and 1969, the legendary L88 was the ultimate expression of Chevy's Big-Block power, combining a rigid iron cylinder block with lightweight aluminum cylinder heads and a single four-barrel carburetor. That raspy rat engine was rated at 480 horsepower, although the figure was generally thought to be on the conservative side.
Chevrolet Performance has recreated that classic Big-Block combination in the Z427/480 — including the 480 horsepower rating (and it just might be a little on the conservative side, too). Like the original, it features a forged steel crankshaft and high-flow, oval-port aluminum cylinder heads. We've upgraded the camshaft from the original's mechanical flat-tappet design to a smoother hydraulic roller, which delivers great drivability characteristics and a broader rev range. A 10.1:1 compression ratio means it will perform great on pump gas, too.
Whether you're building a '69 COPO Camaro resto-mod tribute, a modified mid-year Corvette, or a street-tire class winner, the ZZ427/480 is the heritage-inspired crate engine that delivers the performance that built the Big-Block's legendary reputation.
Part Number: 19166393
Engine Type: Chevy Big-Block V-8
Displacement (cu. in.): 427
Bore x Stroke (in.): 4.250 x 3.750
Block (P/N 19170538): Cast-iron with four-bolt main caps
Crankshaft (P/N 19171620): Forged steel
Connecting Rods (P/N 19211226): Forged steel
Pistons (P/N 19171618): 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 19211799): Aluminum oval port, 110-cc chambers
Balanced: Internal Valve Size (in.): 2.190 intake / 1.880 exhaust
Compression Ratio: 10.1:1
Rocker Arms (P/N 19210726): Aluminum roller style
Rocker Arm Ratio: 1.7:1
Distributor (P/N 19212081): HEI type
Carburetor (P/N 19170093): 770-cfm
Water Pump (P/N 19168602): Aluminum short-style
Spark Plugs and Wires: Included
Flexplate (P/N 12561217): 14"
Recommended Fuel: 92 octane
Ignition Timing: Base 10° BTDC, 36° Total
Maximum Recommended rpm: 6400
This is a Chevrolet Performance product.