383 Stroker? Engine rebuild

Discussion in 'Engine Topic' started by '71StreetZ, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Sounds like you've already got this under control.
    For the record, the street 383 conversion only adds maybe $400 (on the high side) to the 327/350engine rebuild cost.

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  2. '71StreetZ

    '71StreetZ New Member

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    the local place that built the 327 that is in my car offers a 355 long block starting at $2700 that they say will make 400+ which sounds almost too good to be true but the extra cubes will make a nice torquey street motor
     
  3. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'd like to see their specs. It's easy to say something makes xxx horsepower

    I was just looking at the specs for the 350HO, and I'm rescinding my recommendation as I forgot that engine has a flat-tappet cam. With current oil specs, I would not recommend a flat-tappet camshaft in Chevy.
    I'm going to say this again for effect:
    I recommend against all flat-tappet cams in all Chevy V8's


    This Aluminum Headed Roller Cammed 383 is hard to beat http://sdparts.com/i-24080897-chevr...-350ci-fast-burn-385hp-base-crate-engine.html
    The Fastburn heads are damned good, and there's a ton of room to swap in a bigger cam later if you want more
     
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