Ford Small-Block Crate Engine Guide
If you need a small-block to drop into your vintage Mustang, you've got plenty to choose from these days
Relatively new on the Ford scene is Blueprint Engines, but the company already offers a number of Ford small-block crate engines including a pair of 347s that are ideal for vintage Mustangs. Two versions of the Base 347 are offered, one with modified cast-iron heads and another with Dart aluminum heads. Both come with a flat-tappet camshaft and Professional Products' aluminum dual-plane intake manifold. At $3,299 retail, the Base 347 with cast-iron heads and 330 hp is an affordable option for vintage Mustang owners in need of a replacement engine.
As with every Blueprint Engine, the 347 engines are balanced, blueprinted, and dyno-tested. They come with a two-year, 24,000 mile limited warranty.
A Base 408 based on a stroked 5.8 with aluminum heads and dual-plane intake is also available. All of Blueprint Engines' crate engines are offered in dressed configurations with carburetor, distributor, fuel pump, and so on. Edelbrock multi-port fuel injection is also offered.
|Base 347||Stroked 5.0||Cast-iron||Flat-tappet||Dual-plane||330||$3,299|
|Base 347||Stroked 5.0||Dart aluminum||Flat-tappet||Dual-plane||370||$5,695|
|Base 408||Stroked 5.8||Tri-State aluminum||Flat-tappet||Dual-plane||400||$5,899|