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Old 09-15-2009, 06:41 PM
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283 sbc questions

Hello everybody, got a couple of questions about my motor.
I've got a 1955 chevy 3100 truck, which i thought had a 327 sbc but when i pulled the motor i ran the numbers on the back of the block "3756519" and says it's a 283 sbc from 58-62 with a two bolt main.
Now my question is when i thought it was a 327 i was hoping for around 320-350 horsepower, with this 283 can i still make that kind of power without forced induction or nitrous? I don't want the motor to be to radical ( like a gasser motor), but i also realize that to make that kind of power it will probably have to be pretty aggressive. Any thoughts on this? and some suggestions on what parts i should look at getting would also be much appreciated.

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