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The 350/290 HP is the most popular GM Performance Parts crate engine because it delivers performance as well as value. GM Performance Parts states that they believe that everyone should be able to afford a high-quality GM V-8 without going broke. The 350/290 is an answer to those car crafters who demand maximum return on their money. The affordable 350/290 delivers 290 hp @ 5,100 rpm and a solid 326 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,750 rpm. With those kinds of numbers, it's the perfect replacement engine for the millions of GM vehicles originally equipped with a small-block. Got a tired, old Chevy that needs a lift? This is the crate engine for you. They've loaded the 350/290 with a four-bolt main bearing block, aluminum pistons and a hydraulic camshaft. The cast iron cylinder heads are designed to be extremely durable while still providing good airflow. The 350/290 will ship to you as a base-level long-block. Add an intake manifold, carburetor, ignition system, starter, balancer and water pump, and you'll be ready to hit the road with a fresh new motor. A good deal at $2,349.