The 350 Small Block Part Number 19244450 is the cornerstone of the performance world and the 350/290 Deluxe Crate Motor is Chevy’s most affordable high performance Small Block crate engine. This article is the second in a series of three, which feature Chevrolet Performance 350/290 crate motors.
The 350/290 Deluxe combines Chevrolet Performance’s most popular crate engine with an aluminum intake manifold (the Holley 670-cfm carburetor, P/N 19170092, is recommended) and chrome dress-up kit to create one of the most stylish and value-driven engines on the market. The chrome dress-up parts include the valve covers (with push-in breathers and “T-bar”-style hold-downs), timing cover, and air cleaner.
Like all Chevy Performance Small Block crate engines, the 350/290 is built with a cast-iron block. It has four-bolt main caps – a feature that’s almost impossible to find in cores – and it’s filled with a smooth hydraulic camshaft and durable aluminum pistons that deliver an 8.0:1 compression ratio. This recipe delivers a strong 300 hp and 335 lb.-ft. of torque that you can feel in the driver’s seat. It’s a powerful, durable engine that makes a great alternative to rebuilding with your old two-bolt block.
Karl Performance Parts has all the parts you need to get your 350/290 hot rod engine running, from the starter and distributor to the plug wires and more. If you want even more power, our high-performance cylinder heads will take this stout small-block to the next level.
Selecting a crate motor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your project vehicle. You can count on Chevrolet Performance to provide the power you crave and the durability you expect, at an affordable price. The range of modifications that can be made to the 350/290 is extensive. Chevy Performance offers countless parts and accessories to assist you in refining this great engine to your satisfaction!