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Old 11-19-2010, 03:25 PM
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350 Rebuild

I have a 1970 Chevy with the stock 350 and quadrajet carb, I'm wanting to rebuild the motor and make it a 383 stroker good for street is this possible for around 2 grand?

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Yup. Crank, rods, pistons, and bore it 30 over is all you need.
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would be VERY hard to do it with only $2000.
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thnx any idea on cam size?
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What are you doing with it.
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It can be done for 2k if you go cast, have some useable parts and you're able to assemble it, pretty easily, but no 'frills'. Complete Scat rotating kits from mid $500's up, including 5.7 rods and hyper pistons.

http://www.summitracing.com/search/D...?Ns=Rank%7cAsc

Shop around.
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Look at P.A.W. kits Sioux City Iowa
Performance Automotive Wholesalers
They have really good prices on engine rebuild kits and they have been around for years. They also have a balancing service. Don't buy their 2.02 heads though. They are 305 heads with big valves.
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Powerhouse kit maybe? Yeah summit will have a bunch of kits to choose from. I believe it can be done for less than 2k easy if you get a reasonable quote from the machine shop for bore, hone, and heads. No frills is right, you won't have enough money for aluminum heads, roller rockers, polished or chormed stuff either. Think about some cheap vortec heads from summit(you will need a vortec intake if you choose them), tune up your distributor or find a cheap HEI, hope your carb is good and you will have a mild 383 you can have fun with and add heads and a better cam later. Man this would be a great challenge for gearheads wouldn't it? Can you build a 383 sbc for under 2k and still make it perform? That would be awsome to see who would get the most HP. I know the horspower TV guys did this with Chevy vs Ford big blocks and I was impressed at what they numbers were especially the torque for the money they spent.
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Piece of cake even with good heads.
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They sell the chrome and polished aluminum SBC stuff at swap meets for a fraction of what the mail order catalogs charge for the same stuff. Same thing with aluminum heads and rotating assemblies.
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Ive got another question if i make the 383 will my 350 turbo tranny hold up, or will i need to swap it? I am running on a tight budget so i dont have much to give out right now so if it would hold for awhile i think i could manage
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It will hold up . If you have a hi stall converter get a big tranny cooler and also a shift kit would help the line pressure.

SWAP MEETS, there's an idea. By far the best deals you'll find.

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Swap meets, buyer beware and know what you are looking for/buying, don't take anyone's word for it...
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Thanks and what size carb would you suggest for this motor i like my quadrajet but i dont know how it would perform on this engine
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