Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - 383 build kits?
Thread: 383 build kits?
View Single Post
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-12-2012, 09:25 PM
Camaro R/S LT Camaro R/S LT is offline
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Southern Colorado
Age: 30
Posts: 15
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 10
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by SSedan64 View Post
Scat has good quality Stroker kits. A kit with a Cast Series 9000 Crank, Forged I-Beam Rods & Forged Pistons would be a reliable start.
If you use 5.7" Rods you'll have a much larger Piston selection to choose fromand also keep the Piston Pin out of the Ring area.
For a Pump gas Engine you should stay around 9.5:1 Cr w/Iron Heads and 10.5:1Cr w/Aluminum Heads.

What year Block do you have?
What size Combustion Chambers do your Heads have?
You can narrow the choices down more here.
CHEVROLET SCAT Engine Components Engine Kits & Rotating Assemblies - 383 Actual Engine CID - 5.700 in. Rod Length - Forged aluminum Piston Material - Cast iron Crankshaft Material -

Rear Gear etc.. calculators:
Gear Calculator

Thats the kind of info I'm looking for...awesome thanks!...

It's a 1976 with 75cc heads...all the internals are original.
I'm also wondering about the rework on the 5.7 rods I know i'd have to grind them down, but what kind of work is involved exactly or would it be better to just buy new 5.7 rods? money is tight
Reply With Quote