BluePrint Engines’ Powertrain Packages: Beyond Just Crate Engines

In the world of LS crate engines, the offerings are nearly limitless.  Everything from short block assemblies to entire engines can be ordered with as little as a few clicks of a mouse. At the forefront of the crate engine segment is BluePrint Engines who produce some of the most complete ready-to-run crate engine packages we’ve seen available. They have even taken things a step further by offering powertrain packages that include your choice of either an automatic or manual transmission.

The blueprint for these powertrain packages is pretty simple, offer an LS engine that only needs oil added and to be connected to the wiring harness to run and include a transmission that is shipped already bolted to the engine and ready to go. These packages can be ordered with various engine builds and horsepower levels as well. The engines available range from a mild naturally-aspirated 376 cubic-inch LS producing 495 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque up to a ProSeries supercharged 427 cubic-inch LS featuring a forged rotating assembly that pumps out 800 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque.

Naturally-aspirated or supercharged, manual or automatic transmission, BluePrint Engines offers complete packages in a variety of combinations to fit your application.

For those wanting an LS swap solution that requires as few additional components as possible, these powertrain packages from BluePrint are an excellent choice. Each engine includes a complete accessory drive system with a power steering pump, alternator, AC compressor, and all belts and pulleys. Additionally, the engines ship with a drive-by-wire throttle body, fuel rails and injectors, coil packs, spark plug wires and spark plugs, as well as all necessary sensors for the engine to run. The calibrated ECM for each engine also includes a complete wire harness and drive-by-wire throttle pedal assembly.

The BluePrint powertrain packages include all of the electronics and necessary components to complete an LS swap and run the engine.

To complete the BluePrint powertrain packages there are several transmissions to choose from. For the naturally aspirated combinations, you can get your engine shipped with a 4L65/70E automatic transmission, a TKX five-speed manual transmission, or a T-56 six-speed manual transmission. The supercharged ProSeries engine combinations are offered with the same manual transmission choices as well as a 4L80E automatic for those not wanting to row their own gears. BluePrint also offers a package with an automatic transmission ready to accept a transfer case for four-wheel drive applications. The automatic transmissions include an electronic TCM to control shifting duties, a torque converter, a flex plate, and a starter. The manual transmissions are shipped with a McLeod Super Steel Pro twin-disk clutch, steel bell housing, billet flywheel, and starter.


At the top of the range of offerings from BluePrint is this 800-horsepower 427 cubic-inch LS engine back by a T-56 manual transmission.

With the BluePrint Engines powertrain packages, you can save time on your build and have a complete setup shipped to your door that only needs fluids added and the wiring harness and ECM connected to be ready to run. For additional information, you can visit the BluePrint site here.

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