Performance Engines & Engine Components

engine performance

There are many options that will add power to your Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Buick or any brand or model car, SUV or pick up truck.
Strickland's Brantford GM is a local Dealership that offers south western Ontario a great selection of GM high performance crate engines, racing engines, engine components and performance auto parts.

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Connect & Cruise crate powertrain systems

Our engineers did all the hard work, designing and calibrating carefully matched Connect & Cruise powertrain systems for Optimal compatibility and performance, while also identifying the complementing engine and transmission controllers, torque converters and supporting installation kits. The specially calibrated controllers are designed for retrofit installations in older vehicles, for easier and quicker installation – and more importantly – operation without the need for third-party tuning.

LGT Rear Wheel Drive

Turbocharged excitement Used in many performance sedans throughout General Motors’ global portfolio, the LTG 2.0L Turbocharged four-cylinder is one of the densest engines in the industry.

Compact & lightweight

The LTG is rated at 272 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. Its torque curve is broad and robust, delivering 90 percent (260 lb.-ft.) of its peak torque from 1,700 rpm to 5,500 rpm.

350/290 Deluxe

An affordable icon The 350/290 Deluxe, adds an aluminum intake manifold* and chrome dress-up kit to create one of the most stylish and value-driven engines on the market.

Powerful & durable

Like all Chevrolet Performance Small-Block crate engines, it’s built with a cast-iron block. It’s got four-bolt main caps – a feature that’s almost impossible to find in cores – and it’s filled with a tough rotating assembly, featuring aluminum pistons delivering an 8.0:1 compression ratio.


Big torque for your truck Got a pre-1980 GM truck with a tired Small-Block? Forget the rebuild and take your trusty truck’s capability to the next level with our big-torque HT383 stroker engine.

Torque for your truck

Extra displacement and unique parts are designed to build a wide, flat torque curve. The 323 hp and 444 lb.-ft. of torque is power you simply won’t get with a stock-type rebuild.


Bolt-in replacement stroker for trucks Chevrolet Performance’s HT383E crate engine is an affordable and more powerful direct replacement for the tired 350 engine in your 1996-99 full-size GM truck or SUV.

Enhanced towing

The HT383 starts with a cast-iron block with four-bolt main caps, a forged steel crankshaft, a smooth hydraulic roller camshaft and a set of iron Vortec heads. Its 9.1:1 compression ratio is perfect for regular gasoline.


(The classic 350)
Our 350 HO is assembled with all-new parts and high-flow heads, giving you more power than just about any production-spec Small-Block ever installed at the factory.

Updates Galore

A cast-iron block with four-bolt main caps is the foundation for the 350 HO, which is topped with iron Vortec heads fitted with 1.94/1.50-inch valves. Its durable rotating assembly has aluminium pistons delivering a 9.0:1 compression ratio.

CT 350

Powerful, durable, affordable The durable CT350 is the engine budget-conscious racers can depend on for competitive performance and low maintenance.

A Classic

The CT350 is based on our popular 350 HO high-performance street crate engine and features a strong four-bolt-main block, iron Vortec cylinder heads and a unique dual-pattern camshaft.


Vintage Style & Modern Performance. The Ram Jet 350 combines the classic look of the original Rochester mechanical injection system with the dependability and optimized performance of contemporary port fuel injection.

An updated classic

A cast-iron engine block is matched with a durable rotating assembly that delivers a pump-gas-friendly 9.0:1 compression ratio, as well as a smooth hydraulic roller camshaft that complements power delivery with a great idle quality.

SP350/357 BASE

Street performer If it’s affordable performance you’re looking for to power your project vehicle, Chevrolet Performance’s SP350/357 delivers!

Advanced power

The SP350/357 leverages the strength of a strong rotating assembly secured in a brand-new block with four-bolt mains, along with economical Vortec iron cylinder heads. A roller camshaft optimizes drivability and airflow capability.

SP350/357 DELUXE

Powerful, durable and affordable The latest in Chevrolet Performance’s Street Performance crate engine, the SP350/357 is designed as an affordable performer to match just about any budget.

Advanced power

Based on the value-driven 350 HO crate engine, our engineers swapped the flat-tappet camshaft for a hydraulic roller and added the latest Small-Block intake manifold design. Together, they help build more power across the rpm band.

SP350/357 TURN-KEY

Affordable Small-Block performer Chevrolet Performance’s line of Street Performance engines offers great power at a great value – and the latest is the SP350/357.

Ready to run

Economical iron cylinder heads deliver excellent airflow, while the latest intake manifold technology and a new hydraulic roller camshaft optimize airflow to push 357 horsepower and more than 400 lb.-ft. of torque!


Heavy-duty LS power for your truck Our new 6.0L crate engine brings the modern performance of serious torque to your late-model and vintage truck projects.

Best of both worlds

The L96 offers classic Big-Block grunt with all the modern advantages of an LS engine. Based on the same powerhouse offered in Silverado HD trucks, with 50% greater horsepower than the old 454 engines, L96 is the perfect choice for work and fun.

SP350/385 TURN KEY

The classic 350 Small-Block As part of Chevrolet Performance’s new line of Street Performance engines, the SP350 offers contemporary engine features on the classic Small-Block architecture.

A legendary foundation

The SP350’s unique capability lies in its lightweight aluminium cylinder heads, which feature a valvetrain with beehive style valve springs, similar to the design of the high-revving LS engine family.


Fast burn power The CT400 racing crate engine features Fast Burn cylinder heads with LS-style beehive valve springs that enable great high-rpm performance and durability.

High-revving durability

The beehive springs are part of the lightweight aluminium cylinder head assemblies. The CT400 also has a tough bottom end, anchored by a forged steel crankshaft and strong aluminium pistons installed in a brand-new block with four-bolt mains.


Iconic 350-based ‘ZZ’ Rated at 405 hp and 406 lb.-ft. of torque, the ZZ6 delivers more power than any 350 Small-Block ever installed in a production vehicle.

Innovation in motion

The cylinder head casting is based on the proven Fast Burn design, with large intake runners and 2.00/1.55-inch valves. Beehive-style valve springs deliver greater high-rpm performance and durability. The ZZ6 also uses an aggressive hydraulic roller camshaft.


The ultimate ‘ZZ’ crate engine Chevrolet Performance’s ZZ6 is one of the most powerful 350-based crate engines in the more than 25-year history of the ‘ZZ’ crate engine line-up.

Innovation in motion

It uses aluminium Fast Burn cylinder heads equipped with LS-style beehive valve springs for greater high-rpm performance. It’s rated at 405 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. of torque – more than any GEN-I Small-Block engine ever offered in a production Chevrolet muscle car or Corvette!


Rebuilding alternative

Our HT502 crate engine is an affordable alternative with more power than our factory-installed Big-Block, producing a whopping 541 lb.-ft. of trailer-tugging torque.

More Torque

The HT502 is uniquely suited to pre-1978 trucks, but is adaptable to a variety of applications, and it’s built with our latest generation block casting with four-bolt main caps. An all-forged rotating assembly delivers exceptional strength and durability.


A new classic – the LS3

As the standard engine in the fifth-generation Camaro SS and C6 Corvette, the high-revving, deep-breathing LS3 6.2L is poised to go down in history as one of Chevrolet’s best and most versatile engines.

Modern Muscle

The LS3 is filled with components designed for high performance and longevity. The aluminium block is filled with a sturdy reciprocating assembly that combines with L92-type rectangular-port heads to deliver a 10.7:1 compression ratio.


CARB EO#: D-126-32†
Rated at a strong 430 hp, the original E-ROD crate engine delivers big power. Chevrolet Performance’s line-up of E-ROD high-performance crate engine systems are eligible for installation in millions of 1995-and-earlier vehicles in California.

Modern Muscle

Along with great power, its aluminium block and heads, and composite intake manifold make it a lightweight performer, too, meaning your project vehicle will likely enjoy weight balance – with less weight over the front axle.


Big torque 383 stroker

When it comes to cranking serious torque from the classic Small-Block, it’s hard to beat the 383 stroker combination, which uses a long, 3.800-inch stroke with 4.005-inch bores to generate exceptional low-end pulling power and surprising high-rpm horsepower.

Super Small-Block

It features lightweight aluminium cylinder heads based on the proven Fast Burn design, with large intake runners and 2.00/1.55-inch valves. Beehive-style valve springs enable great high-rpm performance and durability, allowing the SP383 to rev higher and build more horsepower.

454 HO

Big torque on a budget
Chevrolet Performance’s 454 HO crate engine is a Big-Block bargain – an affordable engine with performance specs that will make you think it’s 1970 all over again.

Updated Design

The 454 HO features an all-forged rotating assembly for great strength and durability. It also uses a smooth hydraulic roller camshaft for excellent drivability and a broad performance range.


CARB EO#: D-126-46† Introduced on the seventh-generation Corvette Stingray and Gen 6 Camaro SS, the LT1 6.2L V-8 opened the next chapter in the long, historic legacy of the Small-Block engine. Chevrolet Performance’s line-up of E-ROD high-performance crate engine systems are eligible.

LT1, Next-Gen

Small-Block Introduced on the seventh-generation Corvette Stingray, the LT1 6.2L opened the next chapter in the long, historic legacy of the Small-Block engine. e for installation in millions of 1995-and-earlier vehicles in California.


LT1, Next-Gen Small-Block Introduced on the seventh-generation Corvette Stingray, the LT1 6.2L opened the next chapter in the long, historic legacy of the Small-Block engine.

Advanced Combustion

The LT1 is architecturally similar to the LS family of engines, but with a unique block casting, cylinder head design, oiling system and more. The LT1 is offered with a wet-sump or dry-sump oiling system.

502 HO

Big-Block performance
With 461 horsepower and 558 lb.-ft. of torque, our 502 HO crate engine has power on tap for every need — from a ’69 Chevelle to a newer Suburban.

Performance possibilities

What will you do with 461 horsepower and 558 lb.-ft. of torque from the value-driven 502 HO crate engine? Whether you use it on the street, strip or even pulling a trailer, its performance range offers many possibilities.


Aluminium heads add big power
We took the tough 454 HO and matched it with a set of higher-flow, oval-port aluminium cylinder heads to pick up an additional 30 horses.

High-performance Big-Block

Aluminium oval-port cylinder heads are mounted on our latest-generation block casting with four-bolt main caps, which is filled with an all-forged rotating assembly for exceptional strength and durability.


Supports more boost
For builders who want to stretch the performance of a turbocharged or supercharged combination, the LSX376-B15 is the foundation they need. Withstands the pressure.
The LSX376-B15 is durable, and its all-forged rotating assembly supports up to 15 pounds of boost. The engine is topped off with high-flow, LSX-LS3 6-bolt rectangular-port heads to create an affordable foundation for supercharged and turbocharged combinations.


Build boost on a budget Chevrolet Performance takes the LSX Bowtie standard-deck block, adds blower-friendly 9.0:1 forged pistons and combines them with the LS3’s high-flow, rectangular-port heads.

Forced-induction friendly

The LSX376-B8 is designed for lower-boost applications, up to about 8 pounds. That’s suitable for most supercharger and turbo kits that are designed to be used with production-based applications.


A modern take on the L88
The L88 427 was the ultimate expression of Chevy’s production Big-Block power, combining a rigid iron cylinder block with lightweight aluminium cylinder heads.

A classic recreated

The ZZ427/480 features our latest-generation block casting with four-bolt main caps, an all-forged rotating assembly, and a hydraulic roller camshaft instead of the original L88’s flat-tappet cam, for greater drivability and a broader performance range.


An LS3 with a hot cam Our engineers took a production LS3 6.2L (376 cubic inches) and swapped the stock camshaft for the racing-inspired LS Hot Cam (P/N 88958753).

Hot Performance

The LS3 delivers a stunning 495 horsepower and 473 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s nearly 14 percent more power and torque. The key to the power boost is the Hot Cam’s 0.525-inch lift on both the intake and exhaust sides, along with 219-degree/228-degree duration specs.


An under hood statement The Ram Jet 502 blends the legendary torque and performance of the Big-Block with a modern port fuel injection system and tunnel ram-style high-rise intake manifold.

It’s all about torque

The unique Ram Jet fuel injection system stands 11 inches tall at its highest point and consists of a two-piece manifold/plenum assembly, eight injectors, a throttle body, and an updated MEFI 4 controller.


LS7, a living legend
With its classic 427-cubic-inch displacement, the 505-hp LS7 7.0L made its mark in the C6 Corvette Z06 and advanced its legacy in the fifth-generation Camaro Z/28.

A living legend

The LS7 uses a unique cylinder block casting with pressed-in steel cylinder liners to accommodate the engine’s large, 4.125-inch cylinder bores – with deck-plate boring and honing for optimized bore geometry.

ZZ502/502 BASE

Foundation for Big-Block torque For the builder who wants the super-strong bottom end and high-flow aluminium oval-port cylinder heads, but also wants to finish the engine his or her way.

High-performance base

A set of high-flow aluminium oval-port cylinder heads and a hydraulic roller camshaft designed to support low-rpm torque production enables it to hit the 500 lb.-ft. mark by approximately 2,500 rpm.

ZZ502/502 DELUXE

Our most popular Big-Block One of the industry’s benchmark crate engines, offering excellent value and proven performance suitable for the street or strip.

Powerful combination

A combination of high-flow aluminium oval-port cylinder heads with 2.25/1.88-inch valves and a hydraulic roller camshaft designed to support low-rpm torque production, topping 500 lb.-ft. marks by approximately 2,500 rpm.


Fuel-injected ferocity
With Chevrolet Performance’s aggressive ASA camshaft installed in the LS3 6.2L engine, it comes alive with 525 uncompromising horsepower.

Take-no-prisoner performance

The ASA camshaft is a hydraulic roller with .525-inch lift on both sides, along with 226 degrees duration on the intake side and 236 degrees on the exhaust side. And for durability, we complement the cam with higher-rate valve springs.


Big power for LSX stock drag racing
The DR525 sealed drag racing crate engine signals an important advancement for drag racing, enabling exciting heads-up racing at a lower cost than custom-built engines.

Fuel-injected powerhouse

The DR525 is designed as the spec engine for NMCA’s LS Stock racing class in the LSX Showdown Challenge Series. The 6.2L (376 cubic inches) naturally aspirated engine is rated at 525 horsepower with 498 lb.-ft.torque, and features several tamper-proof seals to ensure class compliance.


Lightweight LS power
The CT525 6.2L crate engine is based on the LS engine family and delivers serious power for serious racing series, including Super Late Model and modifieds.

Running strong

The CT525 is based on the 6.2L LS3, but we’ve adapted it to circle track racing with a carburetted intake manifold, a high-lift roller camshaft, 6-quart racing oil pan and more.


Big power for late-model vehicles
Using the LS3 engine as its foundation, the LS376/515 crate engine adds a racing-derived ASA Hot Cam and a carburetted intake system.

For street or strip

The assembly includes an SS oil pan and L3 cylinder heads, with high-flow, rectangular-port intake passages, as well as our unique, spider-type carburettor intake manifold.


Next-Gen domination
The LT376/535 builds on the technologies and capability of the LT1 6.2L by extending them with CNC-ported heads and our high-lift LT1 Hot Cam. More than capable.
The LT376/535 delivers 535 naturally aspirated horsepower. It also employs the production direct injection fuel system, which enables more precise fuel delivery that supports a high 11.5:1 compression ratio, which translates into big power.


ZL1 Camaro power
We’ve updated the LSA package with the production variant from the fifth-generation Camaro ZL1, featuring 556 horsepower and 551 lb.-ft. of torque.

Quiet, breathtaking power

Core components include a unique aluminium cylinder block casting that’s home to a forged steel crankshaft and super-tough reciprocating parts, and integrated piston-cooling oil jets. It also features high-flow cylinder heads that support the airflow pushed by a 1.9L Eaton TVS supercharger.


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The Cadillac CTS-V’s 6.2L supercharged LSA engine delivers 556 hp with refinement that is rare in the world of high performance. Chevrolet Performance’s line-up of E-ROD high-performance crate engine systems are eligible for installation in millions of 1995-and-earlier vehicles in California.

Quiet, breathtaking power

The LSA E-ROD is smooth, quiet and well balanced – all while delivering breathtaking power. The E-ROD LSA comes fully dressed, from the top of the charge-cooled supercharger assembly to the ignition system.

ZZ572/620 DELUXE

Our baddest Big-Block street engine Proving the adage there’s no replacement for displacement, the ZZ572/620 is the ultimate expression of Chevrolet Performance’s engineering capability.

Built to dominate

We build the ZZ572/620 with huge 4.560-inch bores and a 4.375-inch stroke. Strength comes from a latest-generation tall-deck block casting with four-bolt main caps and an all-forged rotating assembly.


An LSX with Big-Block power With the LSX Bowtie block, we’ve built a 21st century 454 with our latest technology. It’s lighter and more compact than an original Big-Block 454.


The LSX454 is filled with an all-forged, super-tough rotating assembly and features a pair of our deep-breathing LSX six-bolt cylinder heads. It also comes dressed with great-looking, orange powder-coated valve covers with engraved “LSX454” logos.


Supercharged ZR1 power
Chevrolet Performance acquired a finite number of LS9s for use as crate engines and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Supercharged ZR1 power

The engine is a technological marvel. High-rpm-validated lightweight reciprocating parts, including titanium intake valves, are used, along with high-flow cylinder heads that draw the charge forced on them by a sixth-generation supercharger.


Our most powerful LS engine ever
Quite simply, the LSX454R drag racing engine is the most powerful LS crate engine ever from Chevrolet Performance – and it’s designed to do one thing: help you win races with great durability.

Strip Sensation

This 13.1:1, naturally aspirated and single Dominator-fed big-inch LS engine is officially rated at 776 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 649 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,100 rpm. It breathes through our high-flow LSX DR six-bolt cylinder heads that have 313cc intake runners.