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Smart consumers do business with West Coast Engines because they get more VALUE for their money.  We put more research & development into our engines, bigger warranties, better quality parts, better machining and balancing, higher quality control than anyone in the industry when it comes to street performance. We offer what high-end engine builders offer at an affordable price, make the buying and delivery process EASY, and give you the best service possible.  Our motto is “do it once, do it right.”

Also, no racing engines here! We build reliable street-firendly engines for your everyday Joe who wants to take their hot rod for a cruise on the weekends and have some fun!


What does this engine have to do with Tom Cruise and Top Gun?  Nothing… and yet everything at the same time!  All jokes aside, we are headquartered in San Diego and a few of our engines are named after the Top Gun movie pilots.  We thought “Maverick” was fitting for this engine because it’s an underdog with some bite!

Let’s talk about the engine!  To kick things off we have we have a brand new set of high output vortec cyclinder heads.  These aftermarket heads have a thicker casting which make them stronger and more capable of performance and durability.  They also flow better than conventional cast-iron heads so you can get that extra performance and sound with these.  The lopey sounding COMP Cams camshaft is a hydraulic roller and is part number 08-422-8.  This cam works well with power brakes and low RPM daily driving.  RPM range is 1800-5500.

The bottom half of the engine has an iron crankshaft, GM forged rods with high strength rod bolts, performance tri-metal bearings, Keith Black pistons paired with Hastings rings. Weiand aluminum intake with a 670 Street Avenger Holley carburetor and Holley fuel rail.  Get your fuel injection upgrade with a Holley Sniper EFI system!  MSD Street-Fire HEI Distributor with MSD wires with some BOSCH spark plugs.

Every engine is machined, balanced, and blueprinted at our factory to ensure it meets our high standards.  With a Drop-it-in-and-Go package we will hot run or dyno your engine for up to 1 hour with all your equipment installed so we can break-in your engine AND ensure all parts are working up to standard with no leaks or defects.

“Being personal is very important to us as a family. This is my husbands daily driver. The quality was there, there were no sales tactics just to move product, we received the engine on time, Brady answered all my questions and always took care of me since day one. The motor was so nice that we bought another one for my sons car. We couldn’t be happier with the purchase!”
Emmanual Garcia

350 "Maverick" Customer





For the do-it-yourself customers who already have their own parts to install.

  • 5 Year/Unlimited Mile Warranty
  • Complete Long Block Assembly with Vortec Iron Cylinder Heads Installed
  • Brass Freeze Plugs
  • HD Roller Timing
  • Spin Tested
  • Gasket Kit for Installation
  • Melling Oil Pump
  • 5 QT CFR Racing Oil Pan
  • Windage Tray
  • Chrome Valve Covers
  • Timing Cover
  • 8″ Summit Racing Balancer
  • Custom Paint Job
  • GM Dipstick
  • Flexplate (or Flwheel for $100)
  • 5 Year/50,000 Mile Warranty



Equipped with all your major components for an easy install. Just add your starter, alternator, and fuel pump to fire it up!

  • In Addition to Base Package…
  • Live Hot Tested and Broken-In
  • Weiand Aluminum Intake Manifold
  • 670 Holley Street Avenger Carburetor
  • Holley Fuel Rail
  • Summit Racing HEI Distributor
  • MSD 8mm Wires
  • Wire Separators
  • Autolite 104 Spark Plugs
  • Water Pump
  • 180 Degree Thermostat
  • Water Neck
  • GM Dipstick



100% fully equipped for an easy installation. The most complete custom 350 engine in the industry.

Photo above is example with optional intake, valve cover, and air cleaner uprades (see add-ons).

  • In Addition to Turnkey Package…
  • High Flow Aluminum Water Pump
  • 140 Amp 1-Wire CS130 Alternator
  • AC Compressor
  • AC Compressor Clutch Cover
  • Aluminum GM Type II Power Steering Pump
  • Remote Mount Reservoir with Bracket
  • Gates Premium Green Strip 8 Rib Belt
  • Water Pump Pulley & Cover
  • Crank Pulley
  • Crank Pulley Spacer
  • Alternator Pulley & Cover
  • Power Steering Pulley
  • One Piece Billet Aluminum Bracket
  • Universal Alternator Fan
  • Holley Mechanical Fuel Pump
  • Fully Assembled and Installed Serpentine System (Available in Black or Polished Aluminum)
  • 140 Amp Chrome 1-Wire CS130 Alternator
  • Powermaster 9100 Starter
  • 8 Rib Serpentine Pulleys CNC Machined from 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum Gates Spring Loaded Tensioner CNC Machined in USA All Hardware Included


Here you can see the 350 small block engine specs, shipping info, and more! Instant quotes: (619) 458-1441

  • Horsepower: 400
  • Torque: 400 lbs
  • Gas: 91 Octane (Premium Gas)
  • Max RPM: Idle to 5200 RPM
  • Stall Recommended: 2300
  • Crankshaft: Iron
  • Cylinder Heads: Vortec Cast-Iron
  • Cylinder Head Gasket: Fel-Pro
  • Cylinder Head Bolts: Elgin
  • Valve Springs: Pioneer
  • Lifters: Elgin HL-2148
  • Valve Size: 1.94/1.60
  • Camshaft: COMP Cams (08-422-8)
  • Camshaft Lift: .502”
  • Camshaft Duration: 218° Int / 224° Exh. @ .050” Lift
  • Camshaft Lobe Separation: 110
  • Push Rods: Elgin PR-373
  • Rockers: Proform Stamped Steel
  • Rocker Arm Nut: Pioneer RM-341-100
  • Rocker Arm Ball: Pioneer RM 342-100
  • Rocker Arm Stud: Pioneer
  • Intake Manifold: Weiand 8121 (Aluminum)
  • Pistons: Federal Mogul (Hypereutectic)
  • Piston Rings: Federal Mogul (Moly)
  • Connecting Rods: GM Forged Powder Metal
  • Timing Set: Melling (HD Roller)
  • Bearings: KING HP Series (Tri-Metal Performance)
  • Carburetor: Holley Street-Avenger (670 CFM)
  • Carburetor Mounting Gaskets: Edelbrock
  • Fuel Rail: Holley
  • Balancer: Pioneer (8″)
  • Distributor: Summit Racing (HEI)
  • Wires: MSD (8mm)
  • Spark Plugs: Autolite
  • Pulleys: Spectre / CVF Racing
  • Water Pump: GMB (Long or Short Available)
  • Thermostat: 180 Degrees
  • Gasket Set: Included (Fel-Pro/Victor Reinz)
  • Oil Pan: Engine Quest (5 TQ)
  • Oil Pan Gasket Set: Mahle (Molded Rubber Compound)
  • Oil Pump: Melling (M-55)
  • Dipstick Tub & Stick: GM
  • Flywheel/Flexplate: Pioneer (153 or 168 Tooth)
  • Core: $550.00
  • Total Timing Specs: 32 Degrees @ 2500 RPM
  • Compression Ratio: 10:1
  • Header Recommendation: 1″ 5/8
  • Fuel Pump: Holley 12-834

*All Parts are subject to change due to availability.  Substituted parts are of equal quality and durability to maintain advertised performance* 

If your state is listed above then you are eligible for a core exchange! Core charge/deposit is $550.00 on top of the engine price.

Core facts:

  • Core freight is FREE for eligible customers in these states: CA, NV, WA, MT, ID
  • Core is picked up AFTER engine is delivered (not at the same time).
  • You have 6 months to return your core after the engine is delivered
  • Core instructions will be emailed to you after purchase
  • Must be a 350 engine newer than year 1987 (2 or 4 bolt is fine)
  • Yes, you may keep your core! Most customers do and just pay the core fee upfront.
  • Core checks are sent within 90 days after core is mailed off

What is a core?

A core is an old engine. It constists of the block, heads, crankshaft, and connecting rods.

For optimum service and purchase accuracy all quotes and orders are completed by phone. You can reach by phone at 1-888-957-5454 or email at!

Shipping rates are from $125 to $500 nationwide!

Shipping rates are all inclusive! Which means we can ship it to a freight terminal for pick-up, business, your installer, or your house for the same price… AND we offer pallet jack and liftgate services that’s included in the price already!

When purchasing an engine online or even in the retail world, it comes as-is with no options. It will be painted black with one style of oil pan, no flywheel, no gaskets, generic intake manifold, generic carburetor, and a warranty that has so much fine print it’s essentially not a warranty whatsoever.


Here at West Coast Engines your engine is fully customized and built-to-order in just a few weeks.  This allows us to accommodate the right oil pan, flywheel, engine color, intake manifold, smog equipment, or anything else that may be important to you!  We can also customize the packages if you already have a carburetor or an ignition system and simply deduct it from your order.  That way when the engine arrives it’s a QUALITY product that LOOKS, SOUNDS, and PERFORMS the way you want it, making every dollar spent worth the investment.

Can you ship to my house?

Absolutely! We can ship right to your doorstep. The delivery driver will lower the engine from the truck with a liftgate and put it right in your garage with a pallet jack.

Do you ship internationally?

We accept international sales but the shipping outside of the USA is handled by the customer.

Can I pick it up?

For insurance purposes these engines must be delivered to you. These are big 500 lbs engines and we want a professional freight company to handle it with care to protect your investment.

How do I order?

Call us at 1-888-410-7468. We are open 9-5pm PST.

Do I have to pay upfront?

We require 50% down to get an order started and collect the remaining balance when the engine is complete and ready to ship.

This 350 small block is the perfect swap for classic trucks and muscle cars that run on carburetors such as…

  • C10
  • Shortbed
  • Longbed
  • F100
  • 3100
  • International Scout
  • Cheyenne
  • Scottsdale
  • Squarebody
  • Nova
  • El Camino
  • Camaro
  • Caprice
  • Chevelle
  • Impala
  • Bel Air
Why should you choose our 350 small block with 400 horsepower over the competition?  We use hydraulic roller cams and lifters, Vortec high output heads and quality name brand parts.  Plus, all 350 small block engines are precision balanced and blueprinted to ensure quality performance and durability up to 500,000 miles.  With how much you’re spending for horsepower and quality parts, it’s the icing on the cake!  More sound, more power and great quality.  Not just that, but we offer a 5 year/50,000-mile warranty covering all manufacture defects including parts and labor, the best in the business!  We take pride in building the best Chevy small block engines in the industry and have been for years.
Our Maverick 350 small block is a head turner.  This Chevy 350 small block is a step up from your basic crate engine.  With the Maverick, you’re adding a little more oomfph and fun while enjoying a nice cruise on your day off or a long road trip to get away.  With the use of our hydraulic roller RV cams, we’re able to add that extra lopey sound you’re looking for in a daily driver and turning heads while you’re at it.
A small block is a V8 engine that’s smaller than 400 cubic inches in size.  Examples of a small block engine would include a Chevy 350, 400, 327, 305, 302, and 383 Stroker.  You’ll also hear the word, “big block,” which are engines larger than 400 cubic inches, such as a Chevy 454.
Learn more about West Coast Engines, Our team and why we’re the best choice by clicking this link to our About Us Page.
Our nationwide warranty for the 350 small block is a whopping 5 years or 50,000 miles. Why? Because we take pride in the engines we build knowing they are our best when they leave here. We use a common-sense and personable approach getting you back on the road as quickly as possible if anything were to happen.

  • Covers all manufacture defects
  • Includes self-installation
  • Includes labor to pro mechanics for repairs at $75/hour up to $850
  • Includes all parts
  • Includes leaks up to 90 days after start-up


  • No returns on any performance engine whatsoever once it’s shipped.
  • 25% cancellation fee prior to engine being shipping. This initiates after a credit card transaction is processed.
  • Premium paint jobs and Serpentine Kit add-ons are non-refundable.
  • Freight is non-refundable.
From celebrities, knowledgeable mechanics to your average Joe’s – our reputation says it all.  We strive for the best engines and happy customers!  All engines come with name brand parts, built in USA with customized packages tailored to your style (mix n’ match your parts and colors).


No matter if this is your first rodeo or a pro mechanic, we help to make your job easy.  Give us a call today for an instant quote!



See what other “Maverick” 350 engine customers have to say about their experience!

Click here to watch what Darryll Goodman had to say about the Maverick.

“Started researching new motors. Went through all the big guys.

Discovered Brady at West Coast Engines… was a little hesitant at first

but he proved himself to be a rightcheous business man.

Provided everything he said and service was amazing.

Everything came on time.  Easy to put in, a friend and I did it, backed it up with a 700R4…

the engine is amazing, no issues, very smooth, I’m happy, and everyone

I know is amazed with it, even my mechanic!” – Darryll Goodman


Upgrade your 350 small block engine with belt systems, starters, and more! Instant quotes: (888) 957-5454


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