SHP Chevy Small Blocks

Dart's Special High Performance small block meets the need for an affordable, precision machined, cast iron block with superior features.

SHP Chevy Small Blocks

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Designed for high performance and heavy duty applications, the SHP block is the ideal starting point for hot rodders, drag racers, circle track competitors, off-roaders and high performance marine enthusiasts.

- Brand new precision machined cast iron block.

- Siamese bores 4.000" or 4.125" (unfinished).

- Extra thick decks ensure reliable head gasket seal.

- Blind head bolt holes don't go through to water jacket.

- Clearance for 3.75" stroke with steel rods.

- 350 main journals accept commonly available crankshafts.

- Splayed outer bolts on middle main bearing caps prevent cracks.

- Uses standard two piece rear main seal or option for one piece seal.

- Provisions for OE stock roller lifters and cams.

- Uses 1981-1985 stock style oil pan and dipstick.

- Uses stock stamped steel or plastic timing cover.

- All OE bolt holes for starter, clutch ball, etc...

- Priority main oiling system directs oil to main bearings first for more dependable lubrication.

Block Prep Options
Dart blocks are optionally available fully finish prepped. If you choose to order your block this way you can specify a final lifter spec and a final hone spec. Your block will be finish machined to your specs, final prepped and washed, pipe plugs and freeze plugs will be installed, then it will be bagged and boxed. Your block will arrive finished and ready to use!

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