Crankshaft-part # 88961554 Forged 4340 Steel, Internally balanced, crossdrilled 4.375" stroke. This crankshaft is manufactured by Callies for GM.
Connecting Rods-part # 88962926 Premium 4340 forged steel "H" beam with 7/16" rod bolts.These rods are manufactured by Eagle for GM.
Pistons- part # 88963227 Forged Aluminum. These Pistons are manufactured by J.E. for GM.
This 572 Shortblock does not include:
Camshaft or any valvetrain components
Oil pump pickup
Harmonic Balancer- Neutral balanced Damper must be used with this engine such as GM 88962814
Flexplate Or Flywheel - See notes below for flywheel reccomendations.
This engine does have a mechanical fuel pump provision on the block.
This engine block has provisions for mechanical clutch "Z" bar linkage in both locations including the 65'-76' Big Block Corvette location.
This engine uses a Gen VII internally balanced Flexplate part # 12561217 & 6 bolts part # 3727207. If a manual transmission flywheel is needed, part # 12555135 & 6-839756 flywheel bolts must be used, Remember that unlike the 454 and 502 engines, this engine is internally balanced. Using the wrong flywheel/flexplate can destroy the engine due to a severe out of balance situation.
A tall deck rectangular port intake manifold, or a standard deck rectangular port intake manifold with end rail spacers and a slip collar distributor must be used with this engine. The Gm intake manifold part # 88961161 is a special tall deck intake that has integrated end rail spacers, and the distributor mounting pad is modified so that a standard chevy distributor fits.
Any big block water pump can be used on this engine without problems.