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Old 06-01-2010, 05:20 PM
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283 small block chevy

Where can i find alot of parts for a 283 small block chevy i looked on summit for a crankshaft cant find anything.
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For cranks and blocks, probably the classifieds or craigslist. Rods are typical small-journal 5.7-inch.
Unless you're lucky enough to snag a small-journal 302 crank...but the odds are you'll find a cast-283 crank waayyyy before that.
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never seen a cast 283 crank , all steel as were 327 small journal if i'm wrong a cast small journal crank is few and far betwwen and i have run a lot of these.
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help for you!

Call this number,816-221-2133 They are a warehouse distributor for crank and rebuild kits in Kansas City,MO ask them who would be the dealer in your area.
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Are you doing a restoration that absolutely has to have a 283 or do you just have this old relic laying around and decided to build it?
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never seen a cast 283 crank , all steel as were 327 small journal if i'm wrong a cast small journal crank is few and far betwwen and i have run a lot of these.
From '65 until the end of production in '67, you could have either, cast or forged. The previous years were forged. Went through 4 of them in my time. 3 were cast, 1 was forged. Had a few chances to get more, but it wasn't worth it...even though they were practically free. These motors are under-sized, and outdated. They're good for restorations, or something to build if it's just sitting around. Plus it costs the same...actually it's sometimes cheaper...to build a 350. But with the 350 you'll get more hp/torque with less effort. So I never bothered with 283's anymore.
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283 and 307 crank and piston and blocks are getting harder to get parts. Even the 327 is starting to get difficult to get parts. 305, 350, 400 are more common.
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Well we have all the parts to it but i was just wondering if you can get parts for these engines anymore i think we just gonna try to use what we got heh the crank is ok i think.... rofl
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283 and 307 crank and piston and blocks are getting harder to get parts. Even the 327 is starting to get difficult to get parts. 305, 350, 400 are more common.
307 replacement pistons are nearly extinct, performance pistons of any type are.............

There is a resurgence of 283 and 327 popularity with traditional rodders though. I wouldn't write them off just yet and I sure wouldn't be throwing any more Power Pak heads away. That's not directed at you 'lg1969' that's meant for all of us, myself included.
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you can always build a large journal 327 using 307 crank and rods and using a 350 block at a cheap price. This way they can use 327 pistons. If the pistons are still available.
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283's are great little engines. the rpm's can dang sure be there with the rite combo.build it. theres not alot of em left.
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you can always build a large journal 327 using 307 crank and rods and using a 350 block at a cheap price. This way they can use 327 pistons. If the pistons are still available.
You can still get performance pistons for the 283 and 327. Not the selection there once was but still decent for engines that have been out of production for over 40 years.
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