If you decide to get the GM 454HO I suggest you go shopping at all of your local GM dealers. When I bought my 454HO several years ago I went to every GM dealer within driving range and talked to the Parts Manager. Got different pricing from every shop. When you buy from GM you also save on shipping charges.
bought mine local g.m,.dealerFellow Members,
Opinion needed on the purchase of a GM Performance Products 454 HO Crate Engine, from either Summit or Jegs. Please Help! I dont want to make a BAD decission!!!
bought mine local g.m,.dealer
4200 out the door..
the dissy gear is 60 bucks...
and the oil pan is 125.00
you can not build an other 454 for this money..
from intake to oil pan
flex plate to water pump..
valvecovers and a roller cam...
with forged crank/rod/pistons//
you can't do it...
all new parts...
and a standard bore block...
most machine shops selling 454 for 3500-4500.00 bucks
are 60 over blocks and 30 under cranks..
sorry .. I saved money going crate...
a local shop can build you one.. for 35-3900 but the ask him to add roller cam/rockers/alum valvecovers/intake/waterpump/tin/ amd a warranty...
see where that price lands.
have him call tom chevy in norwood,ma.That is super cheap. I priced local dealers, Summit, Jegs etc. and the best I found was $5400 from summit, + shipping pan/gear was pushing $5700.
You should see if that price is still good and hook the guy up. If they'll ship out of state and void the sales Tax I'd be thinking hard about that one.
Sounds like they gave it to you for cost or less???
PS> I just checked with Summit, $5149 + 180 shipping $5329.
thats a short block.. now add the top end..I got my solid roller 462 with a new LS6 crank, rods, and new TRW forged pistons put together for just under $4300. That included the machine shop work and balancing and assembly of the long block. Made it way past the listed GM warranty period with no issues. The price includes everything but the $625 holley HP carb. All the prts were name brand: TRW, Comp cams, GM LS6, Crower, Moroso Weiand etc.