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i have a 72 with a 350 automatic. im wanting to rebuild it into a 383 stroker but i dont know how to go about it. does anyone know of any good kits or what i should do?
 

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i have a 72 with a 350 automatic. im wanting to rebuild it into a 383 stroker but i dont know how to go about it. does anyone know of any good kits or what i should do?
There are going to be a lot of opinions to this ... for my two cents, go with a crate engine. If your current engine is a matching numbers, then park it in a crate, and put a stroker in. You get a warantee, an engineered engine that will deliver, and you will know what to expect because of the manufacturers promise to deliver a certain HP and torque. Many companies will actually break it in for you and give you a dyno sheet with it.

Like I said my .02 :thumbsup:
 

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There are going to be a lot of opinions to this ... for my two cents, go with a crate engine. If your current engine is a matching numbers, then park it in a crate, and put a stroker in. You get a warantee, an engineered engine that will deliver, and you will know what to expect because of the manufacturers promise to deliver a certain HP and torque. Many companies will actually break it in for you and give you a dyno sheet with it.

Like I said my .02 :thumbsup:
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it is a matching numbers motor. how much do crate engines run $? know of any good places to find one?
This is a supporting vendor on DC. http://www.customcrateengines.com/chevycrateengines/corvette.asp

Also another vendor: You can go to the source of it all .... :D
http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?perfPackages=1&pkgid=20

Make sure you work out the cost of no core in your calculations. This is the way to go bro! :cheers:

There are other crate engine out there, try these guys first! :thumbsup:

Price your machine work, assembly costs, parts, etc as a compairison to these guys. Crates are a cost effective way to go.
 

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dang :surprised ... id take any of them! here is another question, what about the wiring harness, can i use the one thats already in the car? thanks for the help
 

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what about the wiring harness, can i use the one thats already in the car?
Yes the 383 is a 350 block so all your wiring would be the same..HOWEVER...being you have a High performance engine, you'll need to g o with a hi-po ignition..such as msd 6 or such...Personnally I think the fun is building the engine, and if you do it yourself, i believe you can get the same nubers for a couple thousnd less, but, thats just my opinion:crazy:

P.S. My preference: forged rotating assmbly w/ 6 in. rods, afr aluminum 210 cc heads w/64CC chambers, edelbrock air gap manifold, demon 750, 1 7/8 long tube headers... my guess..good for 575 plus
 
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