How much is a 396 motor worth?

How much is a 396 motor worth?

While a forged GM crank for a 454 could cost as much as $400 today, a forged 396 crank sells for about $75. And a rebuildable 396 short-block will usually only set you back less than $200. While a 454 short-block could fetch $500 easily.

How much horsepower does a 1969 396 have?

The L78 396 had a 375hp rating measured at 5600 rpm and peak torque of 415 lb-ft came on at 3600 rpm. The L78 was fitted with aluminum impact extruded 11.0:1 domed pistons, with drop forged steel rods weighing 27.84 ounces. Down in that beefy four-bolt main block was a forged steel crank.

Is a 396 a good motor?

The 396 is a good revving engine, so you’d want to run a steel crank so it would live at the rpm you’d have to run it to make HP. And probably a roller cam, as flat tappet cams in big blocks have a nasty habit of “going away” relatively easily.

How much HP does a 396 have?

With 425 hp at 5,800 rpm and 445.4 lb-ft at 3,600 rpm, we are a full 50 hp higher than showroom claims….Chevrolet Lied! Stone-Stock 1969 L78 396 Big-Block Makes 50 HP More Than Factory Rating.

Dyno Results Torque (lb-ft) HP
5,600 396 422.2
5,700 390.6 423.8
5,800 384.7 425
5,900 375.4 422.3

How do I know what 396 I have?

Big blocks are named after the size of their displacement as measured in cubic inches (e.g., 350, 396, 440 and so on). It is easy to identify a 396 Big Block engine made by Chevy as the engine code is stamped above the timing chain cover.

Was the Chevy 396 a good engine?

How much did a 1969 Chevelle SS cost new?

Model Number Body/Style Number Factory Price
35 36 $2,931
Chevelle Malibu Series 36 – V-8
36 69 $2,657
36 39 $2,762

How can you tell if a 1969 Chevelle is a real SS?

This tag will give you the trim, or styling specifics of the vehicle. Since this tag can be removed, or replaced with a false one, further identification is needed. A genuine 1969 SS Chevelle will have “69” in the top left corner for the year and next to the paint heading, either code “72 or “73.”