Is The Chevy 454 A Good Engine?

How much horsepower does a Chevy 454 SS have?

Let’s look back at the Chevy C1500 454 SS.

Where the GMC used a high-tech turbocharged V6, the Chevy was powered by something much more old-school—a 7.4-liter big-block V8.

It made a good-for-the-day-but-wow-that-seems-low-now 230 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

That’s just 31 horsepower per liter..

What year did Chevy stop making the 454?

1975The Chevrolet 454 was eliminated from most passenger cars by 1975 but remained a viable powerplant in heavy-duty Chevrolet trucks through 1996.

How much does it cost to build a 454 big block?

We build a 700hp 454 engine for $2,403. It seems a certainty that Chevy guys would rather eat dirt than drive a Ford, but not all Chevy guys agree about their choice of powerplant. The original small-block has a lot going for it, including power potential, minimal weight and even affordability.

How many horsepower is a 454 engine?

Chevrolet big-block enginePower output250–720 hp (186–537 kW)Torque output385–690 lb⋅ft (522–936 N⋅m)DimensionsDry weight665–685 lb (302–311 kg)18 more rows

Which is better a 454 or a 350?

In a light to medium weight car, a 350 will probably offer you the happiest experience, especially in a daily driver role. In a truck, the 454 will probably feel better to your foot. In an all out performance car, the 454 will probably be more likable as long as the car is a straight line car (drag racing etc).

How much is a 454 Chevy engine worth?

Around here typical bare engines are in the $1000-$1500 range. Just the block is worth $500. A complete running engine (old and tired) can fetch at least $2500 with all the brackets etc. I’ve seen pickups that aren’t worth $500 sell for $1500 just because they have a big block.

How much horsepower does a 1995 Chevy 454 have?

425 horsepowerPerformance. The 454 produced 425 horsepower, had a compression ratio of 9.6 to 1 (an engine’s maximum volume compared to its minimum), a maximum rpm of 5,500 and an ignition timing of four degrees before top dead center.

How much compression should a 454 have?

The stock compression for a 454 with 781 heads and flattops is around 7.75:1 cr. Then the bigger cam with the later intake valve closing point will reduce cylinder pressure even more. I would except to see 110 to 125 psi numbers.

What is a 1990 Chevy 454 SS worth?

The most paid for a Chevrolet 454 SS was $40,700 for a 1990 model at Mecum’s 2019 Kissimmee Auction. Newton says the Chevy pickup is following a market path similar to that of the Syclone, which nearly doubled in value in a short period in 2016 and is now worth 111 percent more than it was five years ago.

How much horsepower does a 2000 Chevy 454 have?

Performance. The USO7’s peak rating is 485 horsepower at 1,500 to 1,900 rpm, with a governed rating of 340 horsepower at 2,100 rpm. It has a bore of 5.16 inches and a stroke of 6.22 inches, with a compression ratio of 16:1. It produces 1,700 ft.

What is the weight difference between a Chevy 350 and 454?

Probably a 250 to 300 lb. difference, obviously in favor of the 454.

What size is a 454 bored 30 over?

SO assuming a 454 bored . 030″ it should be around 462 cubic inches.

How many miles will a 454 last?

454 will run 200k with the right oil.

How many MPG does a 454 big block get?

15 mpgThe 454 is a big-block carbureted engine found in most older model Chevrolet cars and trucks. The engine uses eight cylinders to provide high-end torque and speeds. The combination of larger bore and eight cylinders equates to very poor gas mileage. The engine runs an average of 10 to 15 mpg.

How much does it cost to rebuild a 454?

Engine only to rebuild including no labor to remove & replace or related parts is about $3000.00 on up depending on exactly what you want, this does include the oil pump as no rebuilt engine will not include one. total job will be $6000.00 plus. Transmission pump is something we do not work on.