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AMC 304 325 Choppy 10.0 $,o $3996 $3396 $1996
AMC 360 350 Lopey 9.5 #,o $3996 $3396 $1996
AMC 360 375 Choppy 10.0 $,o $3996 $3396 $1996
Buick 350 325 Lopey 9.5 #,o,y $4296 $3696 $1996
Buick 350 350 Choppy 10.0 $,o,y $4296 $3696 $1996
Buick 455 400 Lopey 9.5 #,o,y $5296 $4696 $2496
Buick 455 425 Choppy 10.0 $,o,y $5296 $4696 $2496
Buick 455 450 Choppy 10.0 $,e,y $6696 $6096 $2496
Chevy 350 300 Smooth 9.0 #,o,t $3296 $2696 $1796
Chevy 350 325 Mild 9.25 #,o,t $3296 $2696 $1796
Chevy 350 350 Lopey 9.5 #,o $3296 $2696 $1796
Chevy 350 370 Choppy 10.0 $,o $3396 $2796 $1796
Chevy 350 375 Lopey 9.5 #,a $3796 $3196 $1796
Chevy 350 400 Choppy 10.0 $,a $3796 $3196 $1796
Chevy 350 425 Rough 10.0 a,! $3996 $3396 $1796
Chevy 383 375 Lopey 9.5 #,6,o $3596 $2996 $1996
Chevy 383 400 Lopey 9.5 #,6,a $3996 $3396 $1996
Chevy 383 425 Choppy 10.0 $,6,a $4096 $3496 $1996
Chevy 383 450 Rough 10.0 6,a,! $4296 $3696 $1996
Chevy 383 500 Street/Strip 10.5 ss,6,b,f,r,! $5996 $5396 $2996
Chevy 427 400 Mild 9.25 #,7,a,f,n,t,2 $6996 $6396 $4496
Chevy 427 425 Lopey 9.5 #,7,a,f,n,2 $6996 $6396 $4496
Chevy 427 450 Choppy 10.0 $,7,a,f,n,2 $6996 $6396 $4496
Chevy 427 500 Choppy 10.0 $,7,afr,r,n,2 $9996 $9396 $4496
Chevy 427 550 Street/Strip 10.5 ss,7,afr,f,n,r,2,! $9996 $9396 $4496
Chevy 454

425

Mild 9.25

#,o,t,z

$4896 $4296 $2696
Chevy 454 450 Lopey 9.5 #,o,z $4896

$4296

$2696
Chevy 454 475 Choppy 10.0 $,o,z $4896 $4296 $2696
Chevy 454 500 Choppy 10.0 $,a,z $5596 $4996 $2696
Chevy 496 450 Mild 9.0 #,8,o,h,t,z $4996 $4396 $2996
Chevy 496 475 Lopey 9.5 #,8,o,h,z $4996 $4396 $2996
Chevy 496 500 Choppy 10.0 $,8,o,h,z $4996 $4396 $2996
Chevy 496 525 Choppy 10.0 $,8,a,h,z $5696 $5096 $2996
Chevy 496 550 Rough 10.0 8,a,h,z,! $5996 $5396 $2996
Chevy 496 600 Street/Strip 10.5 ss,8,b,f,h,r,! $7496 $6896 $4296
Chevy 540 525 Lopey 9.5 #,9,h,n,o,3 $7996 $7396 $5496
Chevy 540 575 Choppy 10.0 $,9,a,f,h,n,3 $8996 $8396 $5496
Chevy 540 600 Rough 10.0 9,b,f,h,n,3,! $9496 $8896 $5496
Chevy 572 500 Mild 9.0 #,9,f,h,n,o,t,3 $7996 $7286 $5996
Chevy 572 600 Choppy 10.0 $,9,a,f,h,n,3 $9996 $9296 $5996
Chevy 572 650 Rough 10.0 9,afr,f,h,n,3,! $10996 $10296 $6496
Chevy 572 700 Street/Strip 10.5 ss,9,afr,f,h,n,3,! $11996 $11296 $6496
Chevy 598 575 Lopey 9.5 #,a,f,h,n,3 $9496 $8796 $7496
Chevy 598 625 Choppy 10.0 $,afr,f,h,n,3 $10996 $10296 $7496
Chevy LT1 350 370 Lopey 10.5 #,o,u $3996 $3396 $1496
Chevy LT1 350 390 Choppy 10.5 $,o,u $3996 $3396 $1496
Chevy LT1 383 400 Lopey 10.5 #,6,o,u $4496 $3896 $1896
Chevy LT1 383 425 Choppy 10.5 $,6,o,u $4696 $4096 $1896
Chrysler 318 315 Lopey 9.5 #,d,o,y $3896 $3296 $1896
Chrysler 318 330 Choppy 10.0 $,d,o,y $3896 $3296 $1896
Chrysler 360 350 Lopey 9.5 #,d,o,y $3996 $3396 $1996
Chrysler 360 375 Choppy 10.0 $,d,o,y $3996 $3396 $1996
Chrysler 408 375 Lopey 9.5 #,10,o $4996 $4396 $2996
Chrysler 408 408 Lopey 9.5 #,10,a $5996 $5396 $2996
Chrysler 408 425 Choppy 10.0 $,10,a $5996

$5396

$2996
Chrysler 440 415 Lopey 9.5 #,o,y,g $4996 $4396 $2996
Chrysler 440 440 Choppy 10.0 $,o,y,g $4996 $4396 $2996
Chrysler 440 475 Choppy 10.0 $,a,y,g $5996 $5396 $2996
Chrysler

440

500 Rough 10.5 b,y,g,! $6296 $5696 $2996
Chrysler 522 500 Lopey 9.5 #,1,a,g $6996 $6396 $4496
Chrysler 522 525 Choppy 10.0 $,1,a,g $6996 $6396 $4496
Chrysler 522 550 Rough 10.0 1,a,g,! $7496 $6896 $4496
Ford 302 300 Lopey 9.5 #,o $3696 $3196 $1896
Ford 302 325 Lopey 9.5 #,a $3996 $3396 $1896
Ford 302 350 Choppy 10.0 $,a $4096 $3496 $1896
Ford 347 375 Lopey 9.5 #,11,a,v $4996 $4396 $2696
Ford 347 400 Choppy 10.0 $,11,a,v $4996 $4396 $2696
Ford 351W 325 Lopey 9.5 #,o,w $3696 $3196 $1996
Ford 351W 375 Lopey 9.5 #,a,w $3996 $3396 $1996
Ford 351W 400 Choppy 10.0 $,a,w $4096 $3496 $1996
Ford 390 375 Lopey 9.5 #,o $3996 $3396 $2296
Ford 390 400 Choppy 10.0 $,o $3996 $3396 $2296
Ford 390 415 Choppy 10.0 $,e $5496 $4796 $2296
Ford 390 450 Choppy 10.0 $,5,e,s $6996 $6396 $3996
Ford 400 375 Lopey 9.5 #,3,k,m,o $3996 $3396 $1996
Ford 400 400 Choppy 10.0 $,k,m,o $3996 $3396 $1996
Ford 408 400 Lopey 9.5 #,12,a,w $4996 $4396 $2996
Ford 408 425 Choppy 10.0 $,12,a,w $4996 $4396 $2996
Ford 434 450 Choppy 10.0 $,5,a $6996 $6396 $3496
Ford 460 425 Lopey 9.5 #,o $3996 $3396 $2496
Ford 460 450 Choppy 10.0 $,o $3996 $3396 $2496
Ford 545 500 Choppy 10.0 $,4,o $5296 $4796 $3496
Oldsmobile 350 325 Lopey 9.5 #,o,y $4296 $3696 $1996
Oldsmobile 455 400 Lopey 9.5 #,o,y $4996 $4396 $2696
Oldsmobile 455 450 Choppy 10.0 $,e,y $6496 $5896 $2696
Pontiac 400 375 Lopey 9.5 #,o,y $4996 $4396 $2696
Pontiac 400 400 Choppy 10.0 $,o,y $4996 $4396 $2696
Pontiac 455 405 Lopey 9.5 #,o,y,bb $5496 $4896 $2996
Pontiac 455 425 Choppy 10.0 $,o,y,bb $5496 $4896 $2996
Pontiac 455 450 Choppy 10.0 $,e,y,bb $6696 $6096 $2996
  ADDITIONAL ENGINES
Oldsmobile 455 425 Choppy 10.0 $,o,y $4996 $4396 $2496
Pontiac 350 325 Lopey 9.5 #,o,y $4296 $3696 $1996
Chrysler 360 400 Choppy 10.0 $,a,y $4996 $4396 $1996
Chrysler 383/400 375 Lopey 9.5 #,g,o,y $4996 $4396 $2996
Chrysler 383/400 400 Choppy 10.0 $,g,o,y $4996 $4396 $2996
Chrysler 383/400 425 Choppy 10.0 #,a,g,y $5996 $5396 $2996
Chrysler 522 600 Street/Strip 10.5 ss,1,b,f,r,rs,! $9996 $9396

$4296

Oldsmobile 403 365 Lopey 9.5 #,o,y $4696 $4096 $2696
Oldsmobile 403 400 Choppy 10.0 $,o,y $4696 $4096 $2696
Oldsmobile 403 425 Choppy 10.0 $,e,y $5996 $5396 $2696
Ford 427 500 Choppy 10.0 12afr,f,n,r,2,! $9996 $9396 $4996
AMC 401 425 Choppy 10.0 $,o,u $4996 $4496 $2996
Ford 281 325 Lopey 9.5 #,o,u,14 $4996 $4496 $1896
Ford 281 350 Choppy 10.0 $,o,u,14 $4996 $4496 $1896
Ford 281 375 Rough 10.5 o,u,14,! $4996 $4496 $1896
Ford 545 550 Choppy 10.0 $,4,e $6996 $6396 $3996
Chrysler 408 500 STREET/STRIP 10.5 10,b,f,r,! $7996 $7396 $3996
Ford 301 400 Rough 10.5 14,o,s,u,! $6496 $5996

$3996


NOTES:

No Core charges or trade-ins required for most engines except as noted, see footnotes for the particular engine. For other engines, furnishing an engine core will reduce the price.

Aluminum heads option available on most engines. Also, engines built to customer specs available.

Most prices are for automatic transmission. Some crankshafts have to be modified or upgraded at extra cost for pilot bearing when used with stick transmission.

#.....This "Daily Driver" has 14 inches or more of vacuum at idle. It is the maximum in
       compression, camshaft size,
intake manifold, and head runner volume
       recommended for every day driving. The stock exhaust and torque converter
       may be
 used but performance versions are recommended for best 
       performance. Although not recommended, 87 octane gasoline may be used
       when the ignition timing curve is absolutely correct. This is the maximum camshaft
       recommended
 for overdrive and lock up torque converter applications.

$.....This engine is our "Almost Daily Driver". It has 10 inches or more of vacuum at
       idle and requires only a minimum extra torque converter stall to allow for a
       little higher idle required by the higher duration camshaft.

!.....This engine is a weekend or occasional driver, NOT a daily or distance driver!
     
Also, NOT recommended for use with overdrive or lock up torque converter because it
      may have a rough or jerking motion at low RPM cruising
!

afr.....'Air Flow Research' heads.
a........Equipped with aftermarket Aluminum heads.
b........Equipped with CNC ported Aluminum heads.
bb......Can be equipped with either 455, 428, or 400 block.
d........Does not include magnum. Magnum engine available.
e........Equipped with Edelbrock aluminum heads.
f.........Equipped with forged pistons, rods and crankshaft.
g........Add $1975.00 for "6 Pack", includes intake, carbs, and linkage.
h........Standard deck height block. Direct replacement fit for 396-454.
i.........Equipped with new cast iron high performance 
aftermarket heads.
          
Aluminum heads
optional at extra cost.
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 $400.00 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.
ss.....Street/Strip. Intended for minimal street use! Very Low vacuum.
         
Lower RPM manners are very radical. Street/Strip
versions are available for
         all engines. The warranty 
for these engines is 90 days for labor only not
         replacement parts. RPM limiter required for warranty!! CME code HP12.
s.......Stroker engine.
t........Excellent towing and Motorhome engine.
u.......Priced based on using customer's core. We can supply core at extra cost.
v.......Also available as 331 "Stroker" at the same price.
w......Windsor type engine.
y.......Price is for automatic trans. Crankshaft may have to be upgraded or
         modified for stick at extra cost.
z.......Add $200 for short sump oil pan for Chevelle and others.
1.......440 "Stroker".
2.......Small Block aftermarket Siamese 4.125 bore block.
3.......Big Block aftermarket Siamese 4.500 bore Block.
4.......460 "Stroker".
5.......390 "Stroker". 434 cubic inches.
6.......350 "Stroker".
7.......400 "Stroker".
8.......454 "Stroker".
9.......502 "Stroker".
10.....360 "Stroker".
11.....302 "Stroker".
12.....351W "Stroker".
14.....Ford 4.6 (281) 2 valve non phaser Modular engine.
                                                                                                                   Notes updated 083114


ENGINE OPTIONS:
Chrome and polished components. Aluminum heads. Roller cam. Forged pistons, chrome moly 4340 steel rods, and forge steel crankshaft.

ENGINE ACCESSORIES:
Air filter, carburetor, distributor, coil, spark plug wires, flywheel, starter, water pump, fuel pump and alternator. Brackets and  pulleys are available for many engines but not all.


           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, usually of our design.

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 engine 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 a good performance exhaust system and a higher stall torque converter.

"MILD" idle can have a slight 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 many cars of the 1960's and 1970's. These engines have the largest cam recommended for the stock torque convertor. They are the maximum in compression, camshaft size, intake manifold, and head runner volume recommended for every day driving and using overdrive or lock up torque converters. These engines make nice "Daily Drivers" that have a great idle sound.

"CHOPPY" idle is a very definite 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 our "Almost Daily Drivers".

"ROUGH" idle is rougher than "Choppy" and is for those who really want the sound and feel of High Performance and are willing to tolerate the down side of these type street engines. With the "Rough" idle cam, the vacuum will be under 10". Also this engine will need headers and performance exhaust system. A 2800 RPM or higher torque converter is recommended. A vacuum canister or electric vacuum pump may be necessary. This engine is not recommended for daily driving, overdrive transmissions, or lock up torque converters because it may have a rough or jerking motion at lower RPM cruising.

"STREET/STRIP" engines have a very high to super high duration and lift camshaft and have a very rough "Hotrod" or race type idle. These engines are  designed for the "all out die hard" Hot Rodder to only drive occasionally on the street. They will have very low manifold vacuum, need performance exhaust, and a torque converter with a lot of stall. Since we all know that these engines are intended to be abused, their warranty is very limited.

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 valued 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, no copies! A dyno session is not a 30 minute job, it takes most of a day to do the right kind of job. 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. The carburetor and distributor can be furnished or purchased and will be verified and tuned to the customer's engine to ensure a 'no hassle' installation, just install, fire it up and it is ready to go! Carburetors and distributors are notorious for not allowing the best horsepower and drivability. They can make a good engine look bad. The dynamometer does not lie!

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 labor only for "Street/Strip engines) 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.

CALL:       1-800-903-6446  (800-90-ENGINE)
FAX:         1-803-275-4582
EMAIL:     sales@cmengines.com

 

NOTICE: Prices listed are subject to change without notice. Deposits made on special or custom jobs are non refundable after the job has begun! These Performance engines require six to twelve weeks or more to complete depending on the engine. We do not rush Performance engines. Please let us know from the start if you have a hard deadline. Please do not expect definite completion dates. Horsepower figures mentioned require that the user install the recommended performance parts and accessories such as carburetor, intake manifold, ignition system and exhaust system for those figures to be accurate! Performance engines WILL be noisier than OEM stock engines especially when cold. This is due to centered pin pistons, extra piston clearances and faster ramp lift camshafts! This cannot be helped.