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540 Boost Ready Short Block


Our 540 Big Block Chevy is the perfect combination to be built for boost. Wether you are looking to build a supercharged or turbo charged big block, this 540 short block is the perfect start. This version is built to withstand up to 1,000 horsepower reliably. Looking to make more power, check out our B2 version.

Horsepower: Up to 1,000
Torque: Up to 900
Bore/Stroke: 4.500 x 4.250
Compression: Varies with Chamber Size
Fuel Type: Varies with Chamber Size
Block: Aftermarket 9.8 Deck, Iron
Crankshaft: 4340 Forged Steel
Rods: H-Beam, 4340 Forged Steel
Pistons: 2618 Forged Aluminum 3cc Valve Relief
Bearings: King XP / Clevite H
Camshaft: Not Included
Heads: Not Included
Valves: Not Included
Rocker Arms: Not Included
Intake: Not Included
Oil Pan: Not Included
Valve Covers: Not Included
Power Adder: Not Included
Fuel Delivery: Not Included
Ignition: Not Included
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Dyno Testing

Here at Prestige Motorsports, our “Dyno Promise” means that we dyno test every engine we build to verify the quality of our work, the integrity of each component, and the reliability of every engine we construct. Then, we deliver the dyno results for your project directly to you, the customer.

Engines will produce +/- 2% of advertised power at the flywheel. Advertised power levels are achieved using an electric water pump and specific induction and exhaust systems. Power will vary after pulley systems are installed or if changes are made to the induction or exhaust system (e.g. camshaft, cylinder head, compression, intake manifold, exhaust headers, air filters, etc.). Chassis dyno results measure power at the wheels and only calculate flywheel horsepower. Wheel horsepower is affected by a variety of vehicle-specific criteria including driveline design, body and chassis flex, air intake location, etc. Therefore, calculating flywheel horsepower from wheel horsepower is not an accurate representation of actual flywheel horsepower.

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This Prestige Motorsports engine is built to order and comes with a 3-year, unlimited miles warranty. Our warranty covers the base engine from intake manifold to oil pan.

Comparable Engines

Product: Current: 540 Boost Ready Short Block 540 Short Block 540 Long Block
Horsepower: Up to 1,000 Up to 2,500 Up to 1,000
Torque: Up to 900 Up to 1,500 Up to 900
Best Use: Street/Strip Strip Only Street/Strip
Max RPM: N/A N/A 6,000
Idle Quality: N/A N/A Lopey
Bore/Stroke: 4.500 x 4.250 4.500 x 4.250 4.500 x 4.250
Block: Aftermarket 9.8 Deck, Iron Aftermarket 9.8 Deck, Iron + Steel Mains Aftermarket 9.8 Deck, Iron
Crankshaft: 4340 Forged Steel 4340 Forged, Callies Magnum 4340 Forged Steel
Rods: H-Beam, 4340 Forged Steel I-Beam, 4340 Forged Steel H-Beam, 4340 Forged Steel
Pistons: 2618 Forged Aluminum 3cc Valve Relief 2618 Forged Aluminum 3cc valve relief 2618 Forged Aluminum 3cc valve relief
Oil Pan: Not Included Not Included Street/Strip
Camshaft: Not Included Not Included Hydraulic Roller
Heads: Not Included Not Included Aluminum, As-Cast Rect Port
Intake: Not Included Not Included Not Included
Price: $7,499 Starting at $9,499 Starting at $14,999

Upgrades & Add-ons

Ready to upgrade your project? Add a kit from each area below to convert your base engine into a turn-key package. Kits come installed and dyno tested with your engine. Please note that not all of the options listed below are available for every engine. Contact us for more details.

Fuel Supply

Don’t waste time and frustration on that old carburetor. Fuel your engine with a dyno tested system for proven performance.

Ignition System

You'll need a top-notch ignition system for trouble-free performance. Let us customize one for you with everything needed to keep the spark alive.

Pulley Kits & Accessories

Pulleys drive vital components. Let us install a high-quality kit that keeps your engine running and provides max clearance for cooling systems. Available in multiple finishes!