No Core charges or trade-ins required, however furnishing an engine core can reduce prices considerably.
Aluminum heads option available on most engines. Also, engines built to customer specs available.
#.............This true "Daily Driver" has around 15" of vacuum at idle. It is the maximum in compression,
camshaft, intake manifold, and head runner volume recommended for daily use. Stock exhaust
and torque converter may be used. Also 87 octane gasoline may be used when ignition timing
curve is correct.
$.............This engine is "Almost" a daily driver. It has over 10" of vacuum at idle and needs only a small
amount of stall in the torque converter to allow for a little higher idle.
a.............Equipped with aftermarket Aluminum heads.
b.............Equipped with CNC ported heads.
d............Does not include magnum. Magnum engine available.
e.............Equipped with Edelbrock aluminum heads.
f..............Equipped with forged pistons, rods and crankshaft.
h.............Standard deck height block. Direct replacement fit for 396-454.
i..............Equipped with new cast iron high performance aftermarket heads.
j..............Tall deck block which is the same as the GM 572. Underhood modifications and special headers
may be required.
k.............2 wheel drive. Oil pan,screen, & dipstick for 4WD is $300.00 extra.
m...........351M/400 type engine.
n............All New engine.
o............Equipped with reworked OEM heads.
p............Equipped with forged pistons.
r.............Equipped with Roller cam and lifters.
rs...........Radical Street. NOTE: Intended for occasional street use only! Very Low vacuum. Lower RPM
manners are radical. Radical Street versions are available for all engines. The warranty
for these engines is 90 days.
t..............Excellent towing engine.
v.............Also available as 331 "Stroker".
w............Windsor type engine.
x.............Claimer/Bracket type engine.
y.............Price is for automatic trans. Crank may have to be replaced/modified for stick at extra cost.
z.............Add $200 for narrow sump (Chevelle) oil pan.
2.............Dart 4.125 bore Small Block.
3.............Dart Big M Big Block
Chrome and polished components. Aluminum heads. Roller cam. Forged pistons, chrome moly 4340 steel rods, and crankshaft.
Air filter, carburetor, distributor, coil, spark plug wires, flywheel, starter, water pump, fuel pump and alternator. Brackets and pulleys are available for some engines.
ABOUT OUR PERFORMANCE STREET ENGINES
CAROLINA MACHINE ENGINES is an expert at extracting the most horsepower and producing the most dependable High Performance Pump Gas street engines available. We are able to do this because of our long time involvement in racing and performance street rodding 'and' because of our experience as a Production Engine Remanufacturer (PER).
Although we produce "high end" Performance and Race engines with expensive parts, we also produce more economical engines that use one or more of the stock OE parts such as block, crank, rods, heads, oil pan, etc. These engines can produce amazing horsepower and give good long service when "done right". We have the ability to accomplish this because of knowledge and experience gained from decades of racing under basically "stock" type rules and regulations of the various sanctioning organizations.
Each of our engines receive all new high Quality internal components, including performance valves, forged or hypereutectic pistons(when available), moly rings, brass expansion plugs, premium rod and main bearings, cam bearings, pushrods, valve springs, rocker studs, hydraulic lifters, rocker arms, timing chain set, and a specially chosen and dyno proven performance camshaft.
We use the highest quality brand parts such as ACL, B&B, BULLET, COMP CAMS, CLEVITE, CLOYES, DURA-BOND, EAGLE, EDELBROCK, ELGIN, FEDERAL MOGUL, FEL-PRO, HASTINGS, HOLLEY, JESEL, K-LINE, LUNATI, MAHLE, MANLEY, MELLING, PERFECT CIRCLE, PIONEER, PROBE, RHS (Racing Head Service), SCAT, SEALED POWER (Speed-Pro), STEF'S, SILVOLITE, STERLING, US SEAL, US TOOL, VICTOR-REINZ & WEIAND.
Many people make their final choice based on the vacuum and idle characteristics of the engine. See the "Idle Type" column above with the engine pricing.
"SMOOTH" idle is as smooth or almost as smooth as a stock OEM engine and has high manifold vacuum, 18 inches and higher. These engines work well the stock exhaust system and torque converter but all engines benefit from good headers and performance mufflers.
"MILD idle has a little rumble and has very good manifold vacuum, 16 inches and higher. These engines also work well with the stock exhaust system and torque converter.
"LOPEY" idle is a well defined lope as in the lope or gallop of a horse, and will have good manifold vacuum, 14 inches and higher.This is pretty much the "Muscle Car" idle of most cars of the 1960's and 1970's. This is the largest cam recommended for the stock torque convertor. These engines make nice "Daily Drivers" that sound good.
"CHOPPY" idle is a very noticeable performance idle and will have a somewhat lower manifold vacuum, 10 to 12 inches. We recommend quality headers and a torque converter in the 1800 to 2800 RPM range. This is basically a rougher "Muscle Car" idle. We define these engines as "Almost Daily Drivers".
"ROUGH" idle is rougher than "Choppy" and is for those who really like the High Performance sound and are willing to tolerate the "cons" of these type engines. With the "Rough" idle cam, the vacuum will be under 8". Also this engine will need headers and performance exhaust system. A 2500 RPM or higher torque converter is recommended. A vacuum canister or electric vacuum pump may be necessary. This engine is not recommended as a daily driver.
"RADICAL" idle is a very rough "Hotrod" or race type idle. These engines are designed for the "all out die hard" Hot Rodder to drive occassionally on the street. They will have very low manifold vacuum, need performance exhaust, and a torque converter with 3000 to 4000 RPM stall.
All vehicles will perform better upon acceleration with a performance torque converter. We can advise you and supply you with the correct torque converter.
Many of our engines receive new aftermarket cylinder heads which flow much better than the stock OEM heads, therefore increasing the horsepower output significantly. "Stroker" engines have a crankshaft with a longer piston stroke than original. Some engines are all "Brand New". See footnotes.
Our "Complete Engines" include the oil pump, oil pump screen, oil pan, oil filter adapter, oil filter, dipstick, timing cover, balancer, valve covers, intake manifold, and spark plugs.
Engines are expertly machined, balanced, blueprinted, plate honed, line honed, decked, and sonic tested. Engines are then assembled by a highly capable technician and spin tested with heated break-in oil with the proper additives. The oil pressure, compression and oil circulation is carefully verified.
To remove the possibility of our customers experiencing problems with break-in or initial problems of any kind, we dynamometer test "EVERY SINGLE" complete version using comprehensive "break-in" procedures including the correct break-in motor oil and oil additives. The actual dyno sheet for that particular engine showing the horsepower and torque at various RPM points is provided with the engine. Dyno sessions are 4 to 6 hours. Also we disassemble the oil filter after dyno testing and inspect for debris to ensure that the engine is okay internally. Finally the engine is pressure tested at the crankcase for oil leaks and then painted the brand color or purchaser's choice of color. Just install, fire it up and it is ready to go! No hassles for our valued customers.
Our horsepower figures are accurate. Dynamometers can be calibrated incorrectly, ours is correct and calibrated often. We guarantee the quality, dependability, and accuracy of our engines. Some engines are not legal for sale or use on pollution controlled vehicles.
A 12 month - 12,000 Mile written limited warranty (90 days for our "Radical Idle" versions) is furnished with each Performance Street engine. Also available is an optional 36 Month - 50,000 Mile limited, conditional warranty. For the Highest Quality and best Performance Street engines available, please call, fax or email us for more information or to place your order.