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Butler Performance 455-462 ci Balanced Rotating Assembly Stroker Kit, Forged Piston, for 400 Block, 4.210" str.

  • New Forged Eagle 4.210" Stroke (440042106625)
  • Choose Desired Bore Size and Ring Type
  • Ross Custom or Keith Black Icon Forged Flat Top or Dish Pistons
  • Specify Desired Compression Ratio
  • Aftermarket 990 wrist pins
  • Press Fit or Bushed/Full Float H-beam 6.625" rods
  • Pin Fitted
  • Total Seal Classic Race Rings
  • Federal Mogul or Clevite Performance Main & Rod Bearings
  • Butler Process- Balanced Internally
Availability: Icon/DSS 3-4 weeks, Ross custom 9-10 weeks
Pricing: $2,949.00

Customize Your Item

- Choose Your Main Bearings -
 * required
- Choose Your Piston -
 * required
- Choose Your Bore & Ring -
 * required
- Choose Your Rod Bearings -
 * required
- Choose Your Rod Bolt Option -
 * required
- Choose your Flexplate or Flywhee -
 * required


These Butler Performance rotating assemblies come standard with H-beam 4340 forged steel rods from Eagle or SCAT (unless otherwise noted), two of the best names in the business! Bolt upgrades also available.
  • New Forged Eagle 4.210" Stroke (440042106625)
  • Choose Desired Bore Size and Ring Type
  • Specify Desired Compression Ratio
  • Aftermarket 990 wrist pins
  • H-beam 6.625" rods
  • Pin Fitted
  • Total Seal Classic Race Rings
  • Federal Mogul or Clevite Performance Main & Rod Bearings
  • Butler Process- Balanced Internally

All assemblies are internally balanced and require a neutral balanced flexplate or flywheel and harmonic balancer. All our assemblies come standard with Total Seal Classic rings. Our assemblies can be upgraded and customized to your project.

***Not recommended for use in Blocks with Casting Numbers ending in 557*** (We recommend limiting these blocks to 4.000" Stroke and less than 500hp due to thinner main webbing)


We offer crankshafts from leading manufacturers such as Scat, Eagle, RPM, and Ohio. These crankshafts come in cast steel or 4340 forged steel.

Cast crankshafts are an excellent alternative to O.E. Cranks. These crankshafts are new cast pieces made with modern material and casting processes to be a great alternative to 30 year old factory cranks. Recommended for use in street engines without power adders. Many factory cranks we check have stress cracks, so even though your crank has not broken yet, you may have a problem developing that could destroy your engine.

Butler Performance also offers Pontiac 4340 forged cranks from from many of the same manufacturers in a variety of sizes, and include the latest in oiling technology. Forged Cranks offer a tremendous advantage in strength and durability over cast cranks. This is very inexpensive insurance to protect your engine and even if its not needed at your current horsepower level now. Upgrading to a forged crank to build a solid bottom end will give you the option to safely upgrade performance and increase horsepower without having to worry about costly breakdowns in the future.

Most cranks offer standard oiling while some may offer Straight Shot Oiling. (noted in crank description)


Butler Performance chooses to start Bore Size options for rotating assemblies, short blocks, long blocks, and engines at .030" over. Most engines have normal wear and machining the block and honing the cylinders to .030" over will ensure that you have a good foundation to install your assembly into. This ensures the pistons and rings will seat properly and be within specs and tolerances for building an engine capable of performance, horsepower, and longevity usually found in a Butler Engine.



Butler Performance uses Total Seal piston rings in most of our engines and assemblies. The main reason for this is their ability to build ring sets for us using rings from most of the major ring manufacturers as well as their own rings. This gives us a huge selection and Total Seal will custom build ring sets for almost any application if it's not an in-stock part. We offer Total Seal rings in several different styles:


  • Classic Race (CR) sets are traditional, non- gapless sets using plasma-moly top rings.
  • AP Advanced Stainless Top Ring (CS) are manufactured from 440B stainless steel and use a C33 face coating which cylinder wall wear. Stronger, Longer life and Most Precise Tolerances
  • Gapless Top (M) sets use a 2 piece gapless top ring. These are the latest design by Total Seal and were made possible by the better ring materials developed over the last few years. The top gapless sets are designed to prevent trapping pressure between the top and second rings.

We also offer TNT, stainless, dykes, and diamond lapped sets from Total Seal. If you don't see what you need, contact us and we can get it for you.

Std Rings- The rings are normally "Drop-In" Style rings. These still may require additional filing for your application.

File Fit- The rings are usually .005" over the desired bore size so they can be filed to fit.

Example; Total Seal CR, .030 Over, File Fit, 4.150+5 Bore
This is a Total Seal brand, Classic Race Series ring used in a .030" over bore application. The stock bore is 4.120" plus the .030" making it a 4.150" bore size. The ring will actually measure 4.155" so that there is an extra .005" so it can be filed to fit the desired ring gap.


We offer a wrist pin upgrade for all rotating assemblies and short blocks. Standard wrist pins that come in our rotating assemblies are rated up to 800hp naturally aspirated. Standard Pins are Ross Racing 5115 Chromoly, .150" Straight wall/128 gram.

Upgraded wrist pins are Ross Racing Bearing Steel .220 Straight Wall Bearing Steel /195 gram. Rated for use in higher horsepower applications.



We offer rods from several major manufacturers such as Scat, Eagle, Callies, Compstar, Oliver, and more.

Most rods in our rotating assembly's are high tensile 4340 Forged H-beam from Eagle or Scat. All rods are full floating, bushed unless otherwise noted. Oliver Billet I-Beam rods, which are regarded as one of the strongest connecting rods available, are offered as an upgrade in most of these rotating assemblies.

Select assemblies may offer our budget 5140 Forged I-beam replacement rods where applicable.

Most rods come with stock ARP8740 rod bolts are rated at a tensile strength of 190,000 psi. Upgraded ARP2000 rod bolts rated at 220,000 are also available.


Our rotating assemblies come standard with Federal Mogul bearings with an option to select Clevite main & rod bearings

Most Forged crankshafts require narrowed Performance or Race bearings because of the larger radius’s on the cranks main and rod journals.

  • Federal Mogul (FMP)- M series main bearings
  • Federal Mogul (FMP)-CH series rod bearings
  • Clevite (C77)- H series main bearings
  • Clevite (C77)- HN series narrow rod bearings

The Butler Process

All rotating assemblies sold by Butler Performance, regardless of brand, are balanced in our shop by our experienced machinists.

Most other shops offer assemblies unbalanced or charge additional balancing fees.

We don't take anyone else's word when it comes to the parts we stand behind. We put all rotating assemblies through the Butler Process for quality and performance. Our internal balancing process ensures each part of the kit is put through a multi-step inspection process. We then weigh and pin fit the rods and pistons as needed. We computer balance the crankshaft to the rest of the assembly. This process ensures that all the parts of the assembly are matched to form a "Butler Performance" worthy assembly. We then document all weights and information on a balance card that ships with the assembly.

Compression Calculator

Compression Calculator

Simply fill in the form below to calculate your compression ratio

*BP Flat Top pistons normally include +8cc valve pockets. When selecting dish piston from list, do not add valve pocket cc volume. Valve pocket cc is already included in the dish piston volume*

Bore: (diameter)
Cylinder Head Volume:
Effective Dome Volume:
Use (-) for Dome and (+) for Dish.
Deck Clearance:
Compressed Gasket Thickness:
Number of Cylinders:
Compression Ratio :  
Total Displacement (in.3) :  
Total Displacement cc's :  

Listed is an example of a 461 cu.in. with a 72cc head.

If deck clearance and head gasket sizes are not known, enter 0 and .040 as shown below.

*Chamber volume cc should be entered as a (+) number for dish and (-) negative for dome*

Cu. In. Chart

Pontiac Cu.In. Chart

400 Block Stroke
Bore 3.75 4.00 4.21 4.25 4.35 4.50
Stock 4.120 400 427 449 453 461 480
+.030 4.150 406 433 456 460 471 487
+.035 4.155 407 434 457 461 472 488
+.040 4.160 408 435 458 462 473 489
+.050 4.170 410 437 460 464 475 492
+.060 4.180 412 439 462 467 478 494
+.065 4.185 413 440 463 468 479 495


  • BPI-4210-300F-400
  • BPI-4210-300F-400
  • Butler Performance
  • Icon/DSS 3-4 weeks, Ross custom 9-10 weeks
  • New

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  • 120.0 lbs.

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