Originally Posted by RWENUTS
Your 383 will have a centre sump and weigh about 625 lbs. More than a sbc but less than a bbc.
Did you know you can bolt the whole front suspension from a 71-87 chev truck on to your frame.
Easy way to get discs. You'll need to swap the rearend or axles to get the same 5 bolt wheels to match the front though.
Here's a link for motor dimensions to compare.
Popular American V8 Engine Dimensions
the 71-72 is different set up than the 73-87 the 71/2 uses grease able a arm bushings/bearings, the 73 up uses rubber bushings.
the 71-2 disc set up is different than the 73-87
all bolt in..
all are 5 on 5 lug pattern.