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bjautos7 03-01-2013 10:15 PM

383 build
hi , have started my engine build , here same photo's of what i have done so far.

started wth the block frist. cleaned all casting around the block just to make it look nicer.

vinniekq2 03-01-2013 10:19 PM

maybe add some speed equipment and make it more powerful?

bjautos7 03-01-2013 10:27 PM

i allso went through the valley and cleaned the rear oil return hole by making them bigger , also at the front of the block i open up the front holes and made them level to the valley floor. you can see that i also have tapped the oil return holes on the valley floor.

bjautos7 03-01-2013 10:33 PM

here's a photo of the block cleaned up and readly for dummy assemble. have allso fitted arp studs.

bjautos7 03-01-2013 10:43 PM

now it time to fit the crank and check for clearance.

clearance come out a bit tight so will have to get some .001 under size bearing. won't have the new bearings for a week or so.

bjautos7 03-01-2013 10:53 PM

this is a photo of the rods that going in. what i like about this rod is it's a 6 " with 7/16 bolt and stroker cleared. only had to clean up bottom of the bore a little and pan rail was sweet. if you look at the piston you can see it use's a skinner oil ring and the pistons pin don't go all the way in the oil ring landing like ofters do.

bjautos7 03-01-2013 11:11 PM

next was to fit the rods and piston into the block , i did this with out the rings on the pistons. same as the crank i also checked the rods clearance.

vinniekq2 03-01-2013 11:15 PM

what did you use for piston to wall clearance? Is the p2v clearance plenty?
how close was the balance out of the box?

bjautos7 03-01-2013 11:16 PM

after fitting rods and piston i checked for rod side cearance and crank end play.

bjautos7 03-01-2013 11:30 PM


Originally Posted by vinniekq2 (Post 1652425)
what did you use for piston to wall clearance? Is the p2v clearance plenty?
how close was the balance out of the box?

had too do this the old school way with feeler gauge and piston. when doing it this way you have to use the lower bottom of the piston as this is the widest point.

as for piston to valve clearance , yes plenty.

this scat was a balance kit that i got, but i had changed the pistons as the dish in the piston were to big at 19.60cc. when i had it re-balance , only had to remove 36 grams of weight from the crank so not to bad.

bjautos7 03-01-2013 11:42 PM

next thing i did was fit the stand off tubes in the valley. i had the block decked to zero so i also checked piston to deck hight.

bjautos7 03-01-2013 11:57 PM

now the cam , timing chain was fitted. in this frist photo i found top dead center and then dail the cam in. on the cam the intake center line was at 106 so this is where i dailed the cam too.

bjautos7 03-02-2013 12:07 AM

i fitted the heads with the head gasket but did not torque down. in this photo i was checking piston to valve cearance , roller rocker sweep and push rod length.

bjautos7 03-02-2013 12:15 AM

now this is where i got to , the last thing i did was to check the intake manafold for a line-ment. next on my list is too strip back down , paint the block , wait for the under size bearings and start final assembly.

68NovaSS 03-02-2013 12:32 AM

Moving this thread to the Projects/Builds forum.

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