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Our Holden Custom crate engines are all designed with the best combination of power and reliability in mind to suit HP-Street, Oval track speedway racing, Circuit racing, Drag racing, and Marine sport. “What you get” with your Custom Crate Engine is a precision machined, blueprinted and balanced engine using the best components for the level that your engine is designed for, no short cuts, no exceptions. Only available from Port City Engines...
All complete long motors are run-in and tested on our Superflow SF-902 engine dyno before delivery for your complete satisfaction. (Dyno results included)

Holden 253
HP-1  Performer  series
Base Long engine - 290 HP
Holden 253 engine - 9.7:1-C/R

The Holden 253 HP1 Long engine includes a fully machined, blueprinted & balanced long motor, including HP heads with over size valves and pocket ported.

Including: High volume oil pump, Chrome rocker covers, oil cap & breather and a K&N oil filter.

Dyno'd, Run-in and ready to install!

Cubic Inch
Bore & Stroke
Horsepower
torque
Reccomended Fuel
257 ci
3.655" - 3.0625"
290 @ 5500rpm
287 @ 5000rpm
95+ premium unleaded.
Holden 253 HP1 long motor
superflow dyno
$8895
H253HP1-LM
Pricing does not include engine core cost
(change over required)
Click here for more details
Block: Hot tank cleaned, crack tested, sonic tested, main tunnel line honed, decks machined to zero deck height & true to crankshaft centre line, bored & plateau honed with torque plates, cam bearings fitted, core plugs & cam plug fitted.
Crankshaft: Hot tank cleaned, crack tested, re-ground, balanced and linished.
Con-rods: Hot tank cleaned, resized with new ARP bolts & balanced
Heads: Cleaned, crack tested, new bronze valve guide liners, surfaced, valve seats machined with special contoured profile & mild ported, assembled with new larger valves, valve springs, retainers, collets and corrected spring pressures.
Pistons: Endurotec Hypereutectic pistons.
Rings:Hastings or Sealed Power moly rings.
Bearings:ACL, King or Clevite bearings.
Gaskets: Durapro or Fel-Pro gaskets.
Camshaft: Crow Cams 5602 camshaft.
Lifters: Hydraulic flat tappet.
Valve Springs:Crow Cams performance springs.
Valve Train: New lifters, valve springs, retainers, collets, valve seals, pushrods & timing set.
Timing Set:Crow double row roller chain with new cnc gears.
Oil Pump: High Volume oil pump.
Balancer: Nuline/Powerbond balancer.
Fasteners: ARP rod bolts, & standard fasteners
Core Plugs:Brass.
Oil: K&N Z30 oil filter, Tritech Lubricants running in oil.
Rocker Covers:New chrome rocker covers.
Base ready to run engine - 290 HP
Holden 253 engine - 9.7:1-C/R

The Holden 253 HP1 Ready2Run engine includes a fully machined, blueprinted & balanced long motor, including HP heads with over size valves and pocket ported.

Including: High Energy Oil pan, High volume oil pump, Edelbrock performer manifold & Air Filter, Holley 650 carby, MSD Ready2Run distributor, MSD blaster SS coil, 9mm Eagle leads, Chrome rocker covers, oil cap & breather and a K&N oil filter.

Dyno'd, Run-in and ready to install!

Cubic Inch
Bore & Stroke
Horsepower
torque
Reccomended Fuel
257 ci
3.655" - 3.0625"
290 @ 5500rpm
287 @ 5000rpm
95+ premium unleaded.
Holden 253 HP1 Ready to Run engine
superflow dyno
$11395
H253HP1-RR
Pricing does not include engine core cost
(change over required)
Click here for more details
Block: Hot tank cleaned, crack tested, sonic tested, main tunnel line honed, decks machined to zero deck height & true to crankshaft centre line, bored & plateau honed with torque plates, cam bearings fitted, core plugs & cam plug fitted.
Crankshaft: Hot tank cleaned, crack tested, re-ground, balanced and linished.
Con-rods: Hot tank cleaned, resized with new ARP bolts & balanced.
Heads: Cleaned, crack tested, new bronze valve guide liners, surfaced, valve seats machined with special contoured profile & mild ported, assembled with new larger valves, valve springs, retainers, collets and corrected spring pressures.
Pistons: Enduratec Hypereutectic pistons.
Rings:Hastings or Sealed Power moly rings.
Bearings:ACL, King or Clevite bearings.
Gaskets: Durapro or Fel-Pro gaskets.
Camshaft: Crow 5602 camshaft.
Lifters: Hydraulic flat tappet.
Valve Springs:Crow Cams performance springs.
Valve Train:New lifters, valve springs, retainers, collets, valve seals, pushrods & timing set
Timing Set:Crow double row roller chain with new cnc gears.
Oil Pump: High Volume oil pump.
Balancer: Nuline/Powerbond balancer.
Fasteners: ARP rod bolts and standard fasteners.
Core Plugs:Brass.
Ignition:Autolite Spark Plugs, MSD Ready2Run distributor, MSD Blaster SS coil & Eagle 9mm lead set.
Intake: Edelbrock Performer manifold, Edelbrock chrome air filter & Holley 650cfm carb.
Cooling: GMB brand water pump with cast impellor.
Oil: K&N Z30 oil filter, Tritech Lubricants running in oil.
Rocker Covers:New chrome rocker covers.
Base Sub engine - 290 HP
Holden 253 engine - 9.7:1-C/R

The Holden 253 HP1 Sub engine includes a fully machined, blueprinted & balanced sub motor.

Including: Camshaft, Lifters, Timing cover, multi keyway timing set, High volume oil pump, K&N oil filter.



Cubic Inch
Bore & Stroke
Horsepower
torque
Reccomended Fuel
257 ci
3.655" - 3.0625"
290 @ 5500rpm
287 @ 5000rpm
95+ premium unleaded.
Holden 253 HP1 sub engine
superflow dyno
$6095
H253HP1-SUB
Pricing does not include engine core cost
(change over required)
Click here for more details
Block: Hot tank cleaned, crack tested, sonic tested, main tunnel line honed, decks machined to zero deck height & true to crankshaft centre line, bored & plateau honed with torque plates cam bearings fitted, core plugs & cam plug fitted.
Crankshaft: Hot tank cleaned, crack tested, re-ground, balanced and linished.
Con-rods: Hot tank cleaned, resized with new ARP bolts & balanced.
Pistons: Enduratec Hypereutectic pistons.
Rings:Hastings or Sealed Power moly rings.
Bearings:ACL, King or Clevite bearings.
Gaskets: Durapro or Fel-Pro gaskets.
Camshaft: Crow 5602 camshaft.
Lifters: Hydraulic flat tappet.
Valve Train:New lifters & timing set
Timing Set:Crow double row roller chain with new cnc gears.
Oil Pump: High Volume oil pump.
Balancer: Nuline/Powerbond balancer.
Fasteners: ARP rod bolts and standard fasteners.
Core Plugs:Brass.
Base Engine Kit - 290 HP
Holden 253 engine - 9.7:1-C/R

The Holden 253 HP1 engine kit includes a fully machined, blueprinted, & balanced un-assembled short block kit.

"Including": Pistons, rings, bearings, Durapro gaskets, Balanced and ground crankshaft and conrods.

Ready for you to assemble!.

Cubic Inch
Bore & Stroke
Horsepower
torque
Reccomended Fuel
257 ci
3.655" - 3.0625"
290 @ 5500rpm
287 @ 5000rpm
95+ premium unleaded.

superflow dyno
$3495
H253HP1-SK
Pricing does not include engine core cost
(change over required)
Click here for more details
Block: Hot tank cleaned, crack tested, sonic tested, main tunnel line honed, decks machined to zero deck height & true to crankshaft centre line, bored & plateau honed with torque plates, cam bearings fitted, core plugs & cam plug fitted.
Crankshaft: Hot tank cleaned, crack tested, re-ground, balanced and linished.
Con-rods: Hot tank cleaned, resized with new ARP bolts & balanced.
Pistons: Enduratec Hypereutectic pistons.
Rings:Hastings or Sealed Power moly rings.
Bearings:ACL, King or Clevite bearings.
Gaskets: Durapro or Fel-Pro gaskets.
Fasteners: ARP rod bolts and standard fasteners.
Core Plugs:Brass.
Base Heads only - 290 HP
Holden 253 engine - 9.7:1-C/R

The Holden 253 HP1 heads includes fully machined, mild ported and assembled cylinder heads.

"Including": New over size valves, valve springs, valve retainers, valve locks & seals.

Ready for you to fit!

Cubic Inch
Bore & Stroke
Horsepower
torque
Reccomended Fuel
257 ci
3.655" - 3.0625"
290 @ 5500rpm
287 @ 5000rpm
95+ premium unleaded.
$1650
H253HP1-H
Pricing does not include engine core cost
(change over required)
Click here for more details
Heads:Cleaned, crack tested, new bronze valve guide liners, surfaced, valve seats machined with special contoured profile & mild ported, assembled with new larger valves, valve springs, retainers, collets and corrected spring pressures.
Custom build your engine!
You can choose options, upgrades and accessories.

Premium upgrade Options:

prices are for upgrades only (not the actual price of the component)
Flow test a pair of ports$148.5
Machine spring seats on heads$150.48
Machine valve guides for teflon valve seals$88.01
Machine heads for screw in rocker studs$220.08
Mild port cylinder headsupgrade$284.13
Port Cylinder headsupgrade$722.3
Machine Crankshaft for roller spigot bearing$154.87
File fit ring set$80.88
ACL Race series big end bearingsupgrade$48.44
ACL Race series main bearingsupgrade$36.31
5603 Crow camupgrade$-1.5
5651 Crow camupgrade$-1.5
5619 Crow cam & K504 valve train kit + heads machined to suitupgrade$366.52
5761 Crow camupgrade$7
5620 Crow cam and K504 valve train kit + heads machined to suitupgrade$388.02
5616 Crow camupgrade$20.5
5690 Crow cam & K504 valve train kit + heads machined to suitupgrade$388.02
Crow Cams K503 valve train kit (the only change is anti-pump lifters)upgrade$76.26
Crow Cams K504 valve train kitupgrade$129.03
Powerbond PB1081-ST street balancerupgrade$86.28
Powerbond PB1081-SS steel race balancerupgrade$140.62
MSD Pro-Billet and MSD 6A ignition control box upgrade from MSD Ready to Run Distributorupgrade$360.8
MSD Pro-Billet and MSD 6AL ignition control box upgrade from MSD Ready to Run Distributorupgrade$395.3
MSD Pro-Billet and MSD 6AL-2 ignition control box upgrade from MSD Ready to Run Distributorupgrade$461.6

Accessory options:

highlighted parts come standard on Ready2Run motors

ARP Fasteners
100-2801 - Flywheel Bolts  $21.2
100-2901 - Flexplate Bolts  $25.13
134-7101 - 3/8 rocker studs  $106.99
134-7103 - 7/16 rocker studs  $130.07
205-3701 - Head bolt kit  $187.84
205-4001 - Head stud kit  $283.29
205-5001 - Main bolt kit$68.16
205-5401 - Main stud kit$119.58
230-7301 - Torque converter bolt kit .750" long  $48.38
230-7302 - Torque converter bolt kit .725" long  $29.33
230-7303 - Torque converter bolt kit 1.25" long  $34.58
400-1201 - Header bolt kit  $51.42
 
Clutch Kits
RPM102N - VC HDT, VH HDT, HT, HG, HQ, HJ, HX, HZ (push type fork), LH, LX$314.95
RPM115 - Bedford$645.81
RPM117N - VB, VC (pull fork), VH (pull fork), VK, VL, HZ (pull fork), WB$300.3
RPM365N - VK HDT$391.04
RPM1273N - LH A9X$391.04
 
Electrical
GR03-1.9: HT starter motor holden 308$360.94
AL24: Autolite holden spark plugs  $28.9592
E98100R: Eagle 9mm lead set$74.2
E1058100R: Eagle 10.5mm lead set$137.36
E118100: Eagle 11mm lead set$177.58
MSD85891: MSD holden 308 Ready2run distributer  $694.57
MSD8589: MSD holden 308 Pro-Billet distributer  $594.72
MSD6201: MSD 6A ignition control box  $460.68
MSD6425: MSD 6AL ignition control box with rev limiter(uses rev chip for RPM)  $495.14
MSD6421: MSD 6AL-2 ignition control box with rev limiter(uses rotary dial for RPM)  $561.44
MSD8207: MSD blaster SS coil  $135.38
MSD8202: MSD Blaster 2 coil  $100.06
HEC715: Bosch electronic coil  $77.6
 
Flywheel, 153 teeth
YT 9903 - 13kg$385
YT 9903L - 10.8kg$444.5
YT 9903RPM - 7.0kg$476.5
 
Flexplate, 153 teeth
153T-308 - Standard Duty$140.32
153T-308HD - Heavy Duty$196.26
 
Harmonic Balancer
HB1081N - Nuline balancer$228.72
PB1081ST - PowerBond Street$315
PB1081SS - PowerBond Race$369.34
 
Intake & fuel
EB1207 - Edelbrock Chrome Air Cleaner  $77.75
EB2194 - Edelbrock 2194 Performer intake$459.72
EB2790 - Edelbrock 2790 Torker intake$550.76
HYO-7448 - Holley street carb 350-2300 Manual choke  $734.69
HYO-8007 - Holley street carb 390-4160 Electric choke  $1004.36
HYO-1848 - Holley street carb 465-4160 Hot air choke  $995.62
HYO-4412 - Holley street carb 500-2300 Manual choke  $854.08
HYO-80570 - Holley street avenger system carb 570-4150 Electric choke  $906.26
HYO-81570 - Holley street avenger system carb 570-4150 Manual choke  $857.35
HYO-80450 - Holley stock replacement carb 600-4160 Electric choke  $989.07
HYO-80451 - Holley stock replacement carb 600-4160 Electric choke  $989.07
HYO-80452 - Holley street carb 600-4160 Electric choke  $989.07
HYO-80453 - Holley street carb 600-4160 Electric choke  $989.07
HYO-80457S - Holley street/strip carb 600-4160 Electric choke  $636.71
HYO-1850 - Holley street/strip carb 600-4160 Manual choke  $772.9
HYO-4776 - Holley double pumper carb 600-4150 Manual choke  $974.88
HYO-6210 - Holley stock replacement carb 650-4165 Divorced choke   $1171.39
HYO-80783 - Holley street carb 650-4150 Electric choke  $888.79
HYO-80555 - Holley street carb 650-4150 Electric choke  $1135.37
HYO-4777 - Holley double pumper carb 650-4160 Manual choke  $974.88
HYO-82651 - Holley street HP series carb 650-4150 No choke  $1163.81
HYO-80670 - Holley street avenger series carb 670-4150 Electric choke$811.12
HYO-81670 - Holley street avenger series carb 670-4150 Manual choke$857.35
HYO-83670 - Holley street avenger series aluminum carb 670-4150 Electric choke  $883.17
HYO-85670 - Holley street avenger series aluminum carb 670-4150 Manual choke$857.35
HYO-4778 - Holley street/strip carb 700-4150 Manual choke  $1159.44
HYO-3310 - Holley street carb 750-4160 Manual choke  $825.31
HYO-80508S - Holley street carb 750-4160 Electric choke  $730.33
HYO-4779 - Holley street/strip carb 750-4150 Manual choke  $1038.2
HYO-82750 - Holley street HP series carb 750-4150 No choke  $1031.7
HYO-82751 - Holley street HP series carb 750-4150 No choke  $1041.86
HYO-80770 - Holley street avenger series carb 770-4150 Electric choke$906.26
HYO-81770 - Holley street avenger series carb 770-4150 Manual choke$857.35
HYO-83770 - Holley street avenger series aluminum carb 770-4150 Electric choke$883.17
HYO-85770 - Holley street avenger series aluminum carb 770-4150 Manual choke$857.35
HYO-4780 - Holley double pumper carb 800-4150 Manual choke  $1232.53
HYO-80531 - Holley street carb 850-4150 Electric choke  $1232.53
HYO-4781 - Holley double pumper carb 850-4150 Manual choke  $1232.53
HYO-80870 - Holley street avenger series carb 870-4150 Electric choke$906.26
HYO-81870 - Holley street avenger series carb 870-4150 Manual choke$788.57
 
Oil, Oil Pans, Oil Pickups & Oil Filters
AF82-2101 - Aeroflow oil Pan$213.72
HEP3101 - High Energy Eliminator Pan$413.83
HEP3111 - High Energy Pro Eliminator Pan$632.62
HEPICKUP-308HQ - High Energy oil pump pickup$141.38
LF581 - Fleetguard oil filter$13.48
Z30-HP - K&N High Performance oil filter$30.34
D2240Z-05 - Running in oil, petrol and diesel. high zinc content$38.5
d1004-05 - UltraTech 20W-50 oil$38.5
 
Timing covers, Rocker covers & Breathers
KC253308 - New cast alloy timing cover$214
KC209P - Polished alloy rocker covers$545.25
KC209B - Black alloy rocker covers$532.84
AF1821-5004 - Chrome Plated rocker covers stamped with 308$59.72
26-522 - Nascar style breather$24.31
 
Roller Rockers & Guide Plates
RR308-167B - Precision MotorSport roller rockers 1.65 ratio$352.29
ST 2009 - Street Terra (Yella Terra) stud mount 1.65 roller rockers(3/8)$563.58
ST 2010 - Street Terra (Yella Terra) stud mount 1.65 roller rockers(7/16)$563.58
ST 2032 - Street Terra (Yella Terra) shaft type 1.65 roller rockers(hyd)$651.24
ST 2033 - Street Terra (Yella Terra) shaft type 1.65 roller rockers(adj)$776.48
YT5010 - Yella Terra stud mount 1.65 roller rockers(7/16)$858.27
YT 5032 - Yella Terra shaft type 1.65 roller rockers(hyd)$913.33
YT 5033 - Yella Terra shaft type 1.65 roller rockers(adj)$1046.13
GP308F-516 - Crow Cams guide plate$89.16
 
Water Pumps & cooling
W808C - Early (gmb water pump)$49.82
W1000 - Late (gmb water pump)$60
FF417 - 17" Flexalite fan$78.5

Dyno Simulation Overview:

The combination of Dynomation, Engine Expert, Engine Alalyzer Pro and Pipe Max lets us peer inside a running engine revealing (otherwise invisible) pressure waves and mass flow in cylinders and engine passages. These simulations will accurately display how much power an engine will produce, but they will also show us why it makes that power and where we should put our efforts to optimize performance!

Dynomation, Engine Expert, Engine Alalyzer Pro and Pipe Max are all well known for high accuracy and technical detail, with years of using and testing these programs and consulting with experts like Allan Lockheed in the USA we can quickly zero-in on the best combination of components to optimize power in any engine!

With the recent purchase of our new Superflow SF902 engine dyno we can quantify all our engine combinations and further development with state of the art information and accuracy.