283 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2005, 05:57 PM
65 c10, 283 tbi, 700r4, pb, ps
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ok
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
283

howdy to all
i've got a 283 im rebuilding and was wordering gas mpg i git?
it's a 1965 c10 3 on the tree with a 3.73 rear. Stock 2 barrel

cool site
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2005, 06:01 PM
Lonestar's Avatar
"May the Schwartz be with you"
 
Last wiki edit: How to rebuild an engine
Last journal entry: Finally getting going...
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: United States
Age: 43
Posts: 1,054
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Exactly how are you rebuilding it? What vehicle? What usage?

Stock in a light vehicle and your mpg shouldn't be too bad...injected on alcohol in a tank and it will suck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2005, 06:40 PM
lluciano77's Avatar
Short changed on common sense
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: california
Age: 36
Posts: 3,548
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The 283 will be a little underpowered. I think you would get better mileage with a bigger cubed SBC.

My guess on mileage would be 15 mpgs or less. But who knows?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2005, 07:55 PM
RCastle's Avatar
Come Home Safe Soldier
 

Last journal entry: Headers
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Louisville,Kentucky
Age: 43
Posts: 848
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Believe me the 283 is a fine motor for those trucks.True a 350 would pull more but my 1/2 ton 69 C-10 had the 283 in it with the three speed and it was fine. Bullit proff engine UNLESS you deliberatley neglect to put oil in one. Make sure the grommets are in good shape on the linkage. They are a often overlooked piece that will cause the linkage to bind up. Expierence in that area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2005, 08:20 PM
65 c10, 283 tbi, 700r4, pb, ps
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ok
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i don't think i have grommet do ya have a pic and 350s are like buts! everyones got one
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2005, 08:27 PM
OddRodder's Avatar
CORNFED and INBRED !?!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Springfield, MO.
Age: 52
Posts: 612
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by chevys65
350s are like buts! everyones got one
That's FUN-NY! and true too! Tuned and tweaked, that lil' 283 might get close to 18mpg, but the 3.73's will hurt highway mileage.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2005, 09:18 AM
65 c10, 283 tbi, 700r4, pb, ps
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ok
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
so what it just a lot cooler that a 350
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2005, 11:34 AM
lluciano77's Avatar
Short changed on common sense
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: california
Age: 36
Posts: 3,548
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The Chevy 350 seems to be the perfect balance between power and mileage. They are very efficient that way. When you underpower a vehicle it can actually start to waste mileage. Same thing with adding too much power. I think the 283 will get worse mileage than a 350. Especially if it were a roller cammed late model 350 with Vortec heads.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2005, 12:09 PM
65 c10, 283 tbi, 700r4, pb, ps
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ok
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
so what 350s are still like buts!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2005, 12:20 PM
lluciano77's Avatar
Short changed on common sense
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: california
Age: 36
Posts: 3,548
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2005, 12:22 PM
RCastle's Avatar
Come Home Safe Soldier
 

Last journal entry: Headers
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Louisville,Kentucky
Age: 43
Posts: 848
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You should have grommets! They are a Nylon push in insert that is hollowed out to accept the enmds of the different rods that controll the shift. There is supposed to be one on the first rod coming off the steering shaft housing under the hood. That rod should connect to another one,running from a bracket off the frame on the left side. With these grommets missing they will eventually begin to bind,causing you to get out of the c ar in the heavy rain and lay down,getting completly soaked(Still Bitter After All These Years). Believe me the 283 is fine for that. The 350 would not be bad,but if you are looking at just saving a buck and fixing what you have,it is fine. Take it from expierence on that engine. Alot of people knock the 283 just because it is not a 350,I was the same way when I got the truck.But after driving it for a summer,I found out it was great.It was just all the other bugs with that old truck that put me over the edge.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2005, 02:57 PM
65 c10, 283 tbi, 700r4, pb, ps
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ok
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
no i do not think i have any
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2005, 04:12 PM
ChevelleSS_LS6's Avatar
Jeep XJ and a Javelin
 
Last wiki edit: Compression test
Last journal entry: August 9, part III
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Age: 28
Posts: 1,610
Wiki Edits: 7

Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by chevys65
so what 350s are still like buts!!!
350s are good engines, but, see above.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2005, 04:22 PM
65 c10, 283 tbi, 700r4, pb, ps
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ok
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
my dad has a 350 it's a sweet engine but 283 sounds way er
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2005, 04:29 PM
lluciano77's Avatar
Short changed on common sense
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: california
Age: 36
Posts: 3,548
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My Briggs and Stratton lawn mower sounds pretty cool, but I didn't consider it in my choice of new engines for the Camaro.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
283 Harmonic Balancer JamesD Engine 29 03-14-2007 05:36 PM
283 stroker (307 cid) question Viking427 Engine 4 04-04-2005 10:40 PM
283 piston alternitave jeff of nc Engine 3 10-10-2003 04:33 PM
high performance 283 steve Engine 2 06-22-2003 03:25 PM
66 283 auto / 67 283 swap Question FasterPastor Engine 1 11-05-2002 12:48 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.